Thread: PGT: We didnt even compete
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10-09-2011, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
Hamrlik may still be a competent Dman but at his age he's only a stopgap. By the time Beaulieu and/or Tinordi arrive he'll have retired. It'll be a while before the Habs are a fully constituted contending team rather than one that might get hot for a few weeks and upset the Caps and Pens. Ultimately its weaknesses were exposed. The rebuilding must go on.
So are Gill and Spacek. Total stopgaps. So I guess we could say we didn't need 3 stopgaps.....I agree. Hamrlik would have been my #1 choice. But we decided to go with the contract already in hand, and the 1-year contract. Which to me aren't hockey decisions but contract decisions....And the fact that we have NO d-man in Hamilton ready to take a spot makes me even more think that a 2-year contract was not awful. Our backup plans are in the CHL.

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