Hammer placed on waivers, claimed by NYR
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03-05-2013, 03:05 PM
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Somewhere, a small part of Swimmer77 just died today.
Not really. Started to follow Hamr during his days with NYI. Was elated when he signed with the Habs. More elated when he signed with the Caps.
If there was one player during the lockout that truly meant he wanted to play it was Hamr. All he wanted to do was finalize a dream of a Stanley Cup. Frankly, since being waived there is still a glimmer of hope because I don't think it was gonna happen with the Caps this year. Or maybe he's done.
He was brought in IMO to replace Poti who was a mystery at the time. Poti came back, Schultz is a long term project, Erskine drops the mitts. Hamr is odd man out. Who knows how this came down. Hamr request? Mutual decision? Maybe e wasn't traded because of cap concerns plus I doubt GMGM would trade him to an Eastern Conf team?
But he leaves Washington having the best playoff stats of the d-men if not overall when you consider offense and defense. He had trouble last year in the first half and
despite that still ended up with the second best team plus / minus. And he wasn't riding ANYONE'S coattails because he had numerous D partners.
So should the Caps not make the playoffs look at the last guy to score a playoff goal.
Good luck to ya' Hamr!
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