Habs to Offer Hamrlik a Contract? (Yyyyikes!) (UPD: Offered 1-yr contract post #683)
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06-22-2011, 04:58 PM
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Hamrlik is a GOOD player. Spacek is a GOOD player. Gill is a GOOD player.
All season long, those three played a GOOD defense. But.....in the NHL, if you do not have GREAT players, you fall short of the ultimate goal.
Good is the enemy of greatness.
Hamrlik is at his peak. Because of his age, he is playing as well as he can. He is beyond having a breakout superstar season. And he is playing a GOOD game.
On the other hand, Subban has not reached his potential. Neither has Wiz. There is tremendous upside to both of them. They are capable of elevating their game from GOOD to GREAT. And with that and if we also got rid of the GOOD players, Montreal could once again go from being a GOOD team to a GREAT team.
So, Hamrlik is not a bad DMan. He is actually a good DMan. Good enough to get us into the playoffs and lose in the first round.
That's like saying Ray Bourque was a bad defenseman for 20-years when he couldn't get Boston a cup which is simply not true. With this many teams it's so hard to win the cup.
In his 4-years, we've played in 7 playoff series. When is that last time our Habs have done that in 4 consecutive years?
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