That doesn't excuse PG for not re-signing hamrlik. That single decision will end up costing the habs their season... book it! What was he thinking? Hamrlik was the rock that held the defense together for this organization for the past couple of years. Was PG really expecting to rely on 2 D men coming off serious injuries, a couple of vets prone to brain farts who are only good in limited situations and a couple of rookies? Really? Oh well another wasted season... goodluck washington!
I'm sure you would also want $3.5 million tied up in next season's cap on a 39 year old defenseman who will have probably declined substantially when you attempt to find the room to give Price and Subban some well-deserved gigantic raises.
PG tried to sign the Hamr, but he wanted 2 years, and obviously PG wasn't willing to give him the second year. Move on.
So right now, the only player pretty much certain to miss the start of the season is Markov, is that right? My impression is that Eller and White and maybe Moen are questionable, everyone else is probable. Two preseason games left to add to the injury list, of course, but really other than Markov, come opening night our injury list may not be all it's cracked up to be. Or to put it another way, it may not be all that's cracked up so many posters.
Originally Posted by MasterDecoy
if i understand correctly, it's lefty plays on left side, and righty on right side(?) makes it easier to clear the zone among other things i presume
Largely true, but there are exceptions. Gorges has played his whole career (at least pro, as far as I can tell) on the right side, or wrong side, as it were. Now that we've learned one of his knees has been shot for years, I wonder if that was a factor in him being more comfortable on that side.
Last edited by Mike8: 09-28-2011 at 12:16 AM.
Hopefully they're just getting all the injuries out of their system before the season starts.
Most of those injuries are either from last year(Markov Eller) or just minor twaks taht we see in camp and teams are ultra conservative with. The time that Gomez Subban Pacioretty and Desharnais missed was very short and has no impact on the season.