Thread: Confirmed with Link: Hamrlik has refused 1 yr offer. (post #363)
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06-28-2011, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand View Post
The 3 obviously better options are Wiz, Ehrhoff, and Kaberle. Even guys like Salo are preferable. We need a top 4 dman, and that's not something Hamrlik brings. If we had a hole in our bottom 6 and he was willing to play for around 2.5, I would say sure, but we don't, so its best to just say thank you for 4 years of hard work, but its time we go in a different direction.
Yes, the guy who was a number 1/number 2 defender on the 6th place team in the East is not worthy to be a top 4 defender next season. There are teams where Hamrlik would be number two out there. For next season, of the top of my head I'd take him before the 2nd defender on Toronto, Ottawa, New Jersey, NYI (unless Erhoff signs), New Jersey, Carolina and Florida. Short of the strong groups in Pittsburg and Philadelphia, there isn't a top-4 in the East he couldn't crack.

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