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02-10-2007, 11:45 AM
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Looks like Hamel was picked up by Atlanta...

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02-10-2007, 11:49 AM
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Or maybe because it takes him 26 minutes to skate from blueline to blueline.
Denis Hamel is from my hometown and he never seem to be serious about being more than a very good ahl player.

I was seeing him last summer each week at the same bar here in Lachute.


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02-10-2007, 11:53 AM
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Good, hopefully, hell get a change to play there.

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02-10-2007, 12:02 PM
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Now Atlanta just needs to grab Brad "Capital City" Smyth and they can have the whole Hamel, Smyth, Metropolit collection.

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02-10-2007, 12:14 PM
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I really like Hamel and wish him well. Hopefully someone picks him up that can use him. While it would be helpful for Bingo, I'd rather see him go somewhere and contribute, he deserves it.
I agree with the sentiment. I bet if he can get the icetime on a team with less talent he will do just fine. You can't score from the bench, but he did have his chance here. Good luck to him.

edit - just saw the bit about Atlanta picking him up. Maybe Atlanta doesn't have the depth, because they do have the talent.

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02-10-2007, 12:16 PM
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Good for Hamel

He just couldn't break through our lineup well enough.... I wish him good things in Atlanta

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02-10-2007, 12:17 PM
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Atlanta's probably ideal for him, they're much thinner than we are on the bottom few lines.

Good luck to him, it's too bad things didn't work out how he hoped, but he just can't seem to translate his game to the big show.

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02-10-2007, 12:22 PM
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Atlanta is pretty thin after your eyes adjust to their bright lights. He might get a good shake there.

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02-10-2007, 12:29 PM
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I can't believe any team would pick up Denis Hamel over Antti Laaksonen.

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02-10-2007, 01:49 PM
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I like how the Sun has an article saying he never saw it coming, while the Citizen has an article with Hamel saw it coming in the title. Good times.

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02-10-2007, 01:55 PM
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Too bad we lost him for nothing. I would have liked him to be traded for a draft pick or reserve defensive defenceman. Or even just padding in a deal for something that would be beneficial for the team.

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02-10-2007, 02:26 PM
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Good luck to him. Whether he saw it coming or not, he was obviously crushed to be sent back to the minors.

Hope he sticks with the big club in Atlanta.

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02-10-2007, 03:17 PM
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ARE YOU KIDDIN???? Denis Hamel has more hockey talent in his big toe than this bum Hennessey has ever had. The only reason he was selected to the AHL all star game was because every team gets a rep and he was the best of the worst on this lousy team in Bingo. Sure someday he might end up being a good Ahler or maybe even a 4th line player in the NHL, but thats it. As for Denis, he was never given a fair shot in Ottawa. If you would have put him on a decent line and gave him a chance, we would be having this conversation about Vermette ,Schaeffer, or McGrattan . Hopefully he will be picked up by a team that will use him properly. If he doesnt, we will be more than happy to take him back in Binghamton where he will be appreciated and used properly!!!!!!!!!
Hennessey looked good when he was called up, much better than Hamel has. I don't care what they have done in the AHL.

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02-10-2007, 04:07 PM
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Hamel was insignificant every time he was on the ice. Had we only been playing with 4 players and kept Hamel on the bench I don't think the other teams would have known the difference. Heck in 40+ games you would have expected him to do something significant at least by accident but it never happened.

He now has 182 NHL games under his belt with a massive 18 goals and 12 assists.

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02-10-2007, 04:21 PM
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Hamel was insignificant every time he was on the ice. Had we only been playing with 4 players and kept Hamel on the bench I don't think the other teams would have known the difference. Heck in 40+ games you would have expected him to do something significant at least by accident but it never happened.

He now has 182 NHL games under his belt with a massive 18 goals and 12 assists.

And for a player who is so slow and brings little else to the table...you know other than having the potential to put the puck in the net?

I hope it works out for him in ATL

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02-10-2007, 04:24 PM
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Hennessey looked good when he was called up, much better than Hamel has. I don't care what they have done in the AHL.
Agreed. There are countless stories of players who were forces offensively in the AHL, that could never translate it to the NHL level. Shaun Van Allen is a great example. He had multiple 100+ point seasons in the AHL, even winning the scoring title, but, was never good enough to be a scoring threat at the NHL level, and had to become a defensive specialist in order to be an NHL player.

Hamel may have some AHL level success, but, he's been given multiple opportunities at the NHL level, and has never been able to stick. I'm not too worried about losing him. Hennessy is a decent call up if needed, and, I still suspect that we'll pick up another player along the way.

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02-10-2007, 04:57 PM
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I would much rather see Jeff Heerema on this team then Denis Hamel. Hennessy is better then Hamel, and will actually make an impact in the NHL. 2nd-3rd liner for Hennessy, AHL for Hamel. I do however wish Hamel the best of luck in Atlanta.

On a sidenote, in the sun article about Hamel being waived this morning, I noticed it said Payer was out for the rest of the season, so our depth is -2 with Payer and Hamel gone.

EDIT: says Payer is out with a town labrum.

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02-10-2007, 05:57 PM
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Atlanta one of the last teams to pick on waivers. Hamel was pretty close to making it back down to Bingo to help out. Bummer for Bingo. Good luck Denis.

Its tough to get guys back down now, picking up players on waivers will be more common now evidently

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02-10-2007, 06:32 PM
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Atlanta one of the last teams to pick on waivers. Hamel was pretty close to making it back down to Bingo to help out. Bummer for Bingo. Good luck Denis.
You hate to lose people from your organization, but this demotion kind of felt like it was the last hourah for Hamel with Ottawa. And with depth at such a premium, I can understand teams taking a good look at inexpensive options heading down the stretch (league minimum cap hit, no assets given up). While it would have been good for Binghamton to have had Hamel, for Hamel himself I'm happy to see that he's got another chance to play in the NHL this year and possibly stick at this level. He's more than put in his time with the organization, and to my mind certainly deserves a look from another team.

It also adds to the list of more obscure former Sens assets playing in Atlanta - joining Shane Hnidy, Glen Metropolit, and Brad Larsen.


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02-11-2007, 01:57 PM
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So ... I guess the Thrashers are collecting Senators.

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So ... I guess the Thrashers are collecting Senators.
it's kind of funny. my 2nd team is turning into a clone of the older first team.

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02-11-2007, 01:59 PM
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it's kind of funny. my 2nd team is turning into a clone of the older first team.
Second team? First team? You sound like a polygamist.

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02-11-2007, 02:14 PM
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Now there are rumours that Todd White may go to Atlanta.

Its crazy:
Hossa
DeVries
Hnidy
Hamel
Bondra*
McCeachern*

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02-11-2007, 02:23 PM
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So ... I guess the Thrashers are collecting Senators.
The Blackhawks are slipping, someone has to pick up the slack.

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Now there are rumours that Todd White may go to Atlanta.

Its crazy:
Hossa
DeVries
Hnidy
Hamel
Bondra*
McCeachern*
Larsen and Metropolit as well

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