Wouldn't we pay 2.7 for the first year only and then pay the regular contract for the rest of the years?
My opinion, no, but a yes if it was the Souray of a few years ago. This new Souray is older, more fragile and not as strong either. Plus if we wanted Souray, we'd have to get rid of Roman, and I don't want that. Souray has a nice slapper, but sucks D... D as in defensively. Roman might not have a great slapper, but atleast he's a better D-man than SOuray.
That's my question too.
I liked Souray a lot when he was a Hab but I ditto this opinion. Souray has leadership? He did but I don't know anymore. I'm not for players who air the dirty laundry in public. Putting Souray back on the Habs would be tremendous fodder for the media too IMO given his plight.
Souray has a great slapper. Well he did but how is it now with his recent string of injuries? If the Habs need the slapper then re-sign Bergie for possibly much less.
I'd rather the Habs spend the money on a younger d-man.
Swapping Hamrlik and Souray is a no go (def vs off), but swapping him with Spacek, I would think it twice.
Maybe,Hamrlik is gone at the end of the year while Spacek has 2 years left like Souray and he would come cheaper on re-entry,that's not that bad of a move but I wouldn't trade the world to make room for Souray,he wanted to leave and is gone,don't really miss him
Lets say you 20 pp goals out of him, he is poison to the rest of the team and you end up losing 60 5v5 goals because of it. He has clearly shown he is not a team first guy anymore and so he would stick out like a sore thumb with the Habs.
Is Hammer really gone after this year? Just because his contract expires doesn't mean he might not stay with the Habs, possibly for less $$$...
Pretty sure it's possible. A lot of people seem to think he'll be gone but I actually think we're in a position where he could be had for cheap. Why not give him a shot if it's for like 1.5 mil, 2 mil?
He knows he isn't the same Hammer from those years back, I doubt he'll be looking for anything greater than 2.5-3 mil and there wouldn't be any takers. Wait a month and his demands become around the 1.5-2 mil level and he gets signed.