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11-23-2011, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by habsjunkie2 View Post
There was no excuse for keeping Gill over Hamrlik, if there was one bone headed decision made by PG it would be this one.
It's pretty easy to justify. Hamrlik was offered a 1 year deal and chose to hold out for 2 years. I'm pretty sure most Habs fan would agree that multi year deals to 35+ guys(see Spacek) are not a good idea. PLUS the clincher is that Gill makes Subban a better player by keeping on track and not ad libing. Gill has a big impact on our young players, Hamrlik was a better player on ice but more of a quiet leader. I think Gill's presence is part of whay guys like Weber Subban Emelin St.Denis and Diaz have all been solid contributors the last 2 years despite having little or no experience in the NHL.

Hamrlik hasn't exactly lit the world on fire in Washington.

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