Thread: Waived: Roman Hamrlik
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03-05-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
Hamrlik is just another one of those players habs fans like to scapegoat for no reason than every year habs fans need someone to hate on. Unfortunately, it's difficult for players to lose their scapegoat statuses for some habs fans...see people with Price.

Ryder, Kostitsyn, Bourque, Gionta, Price, Hamrlik, Spacek, Kaberle etc etc.
Originally Posted by Demon Wolf View Post
Hamrlik was a beast for us in 10/11. He was our #1 d-man, 25 minutes per night in all situations. Wouldn't have reached the playoffs without him (we were missing Gorges and Markov, Subban had a rough stretch of being benched...)
He was paid 5.5m in 2009 money and he provided very little in ways of playmaking or point-presence (actually he was god-awful at the point)... he better have delivered the goods on defense or else he would've been the worst contract in the league.

You're crediting him for playing up to his contract, I don't understand it. He was SUPPOSED to play 22min+ a night, that's what he was paid for. He did an okay job at it, why is he venerated so much I'll never know.

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