This DOES spell the end of Hamrlik, IMO. Not because of money, but because we clearly need to upgrade our mobility on D and having Spacek, Gill and Hamrlik would mean 50% of our D are significantly below average in terms of mobility.
I'm tired of our D standing at the blueline handing out admission tickets to the Habs' zone.
Last edited by ScopeHockey: 06-01-2011 at 04:47 AM.
we cant replace ONE leader ? are we THAT weak in that dept ? really ?
When your young core (Suban, Price, Gorges, etc.) says over and over again that the guy is key to this team and the locker room, why would you not bring him back????
I just don't get anyone that's complaining about this signing. And at 2.25M, c'mon, its a good price for an NHL vet that's a great PK specialist and can log close to 20 minutes. And he's a great playoffs guy also.
People analyze a team and the game too much like its a chess match and we are handling toys and plastic pieces without feelings and emotions. Gill is NOT a better Dman than Hamr, but he is more valuable to us based on our needs.
I'm happy... don't see the negative in this signing... I'm pretty sure Wiz will reach the $5M in UFA on the market, so even though I love the guy and want him back, it's too much money, so it'll be the same scenario as Souray and Streit. Now, it's all about Gorges and Markov. I personally want them both back and that's about it. We also got to start looking at offense, where we're lacking in a lot of fields. We've got a full month till July the 1st, so let's get ready for some action!! Yayy have a nice summer boys and girls!
Arpon Basu has become my favourite journalist. He's actually made being a Habs fan more fun that it already is. I always enjoy his pieces, I love his insight. I also like the way he isn't totally negative but isn't afraid to call out someone either.
I knew we'd re-sign this guy and I knew with the exception of Emelin we'd likely be pretty much the same team but with Hammer gone.
I'm actually happy we signed Gill, he's one of the most undervalued members of our squad and is slept on by fans. Sure he isn't fancy, he makes mistakes here and there but come playoff time not only is he a rock but he's a true leader on our squad. For many years our younger guys lacked the mentoring they needed in order to really gel with the team. Now that we have guys like that people complain that they're overpaid. It's 2.25 mil, the least he would have gotten was likely 1.75 million, it's 500k overpayment for a guy who brings a lot more to our team than people lead on. (Realistically 250k overpayment)
Assuming Markov is back and we have an open spot if Wiz doesn't come back, we can pick up a good player on FA, the player I wanna see being moved by Gauthier is Spacek, if he can move him for his last season that would be great