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07-01-2011, 02:26 PM
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Caps Sign Roman Hamrlik 2yrs/3.5 per

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RT @JFChaumont: Roman Hamrlik signed a two years for 7 millions with the Washington Capitals.
Meh...probably no more Schultz though

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This is just awful....not the kind of dman we need...akkkkk


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07-01-2011, 02:29 PM
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Am I the only one that thinks this is simply Hannan's replacement? I'm cool with this.

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Bye bye hannan. Im okay so long as sarge is out soon!

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I might rather keep Hannan.

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Am I the only one that thinks this is simply Hannan's replacement? I'm cool with this.
He's their Poti replacement IMO...has that sort of versatility.

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not too sure about this one...i liked the ward signing..i just really dont want a single d-man other than schultz to get traded

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I think he's exactly the type of d-man you need, actually.

He's a Swiss army knife. If you have any guys on your squad who you can't trust defensively, pair them with Hamrlik. He played top pairing minutes for us last year when Markov went down and only wavered a bit near the end when his age caught up with him.

Play him on the 2nd pairing, keep him right around 20 minutes per games and he'll be fine for you unless his play drops off significantly.

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07-01-2011, 02:32 PM
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You guys will love him. He's older now, but he's still capable of logging top 4 minutes and is a solid veteran. He always bailed the Habs when Markov went down. He shouldn't be playing too many minutes if you want him sharp in the playoffs.

You guys will love him. Good luck to Hammr.

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This is just awful....not the kind of dman we need...akkkkk

Yeah I don't like this signing.

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I am going to assume Hammer can be our late in the game down a goal LD. Assumption is the mother of all fackups however.

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I hope, for all involved, Poti is retiring and Schultz is moved. Would till like to see Hannan retained.

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I might rather keep Hannan.
This.

The only way I'm OK with this is if it means Poti is done or Green is gone.

Hannan was great and Hamrlik is superfluous.

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I would rather have Hannan at that price, and I can't imagine he's going to get more than that.

MTL fans seem to like him, but I've never been impressed in limited viewing.

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Scouting Report

Assets
Has all the physical tools every organization looks for in a top defenseman. Usually plays his best against top forwards. Can fill in on the power play point and excels on the penalty kill.

Flaws
Doesn't make an impact with his physicality, despite his 6-2, 207-pound frame. Can be somewhat erratic at times with the puck on his stick.

Career Potential
Veteran defensive defenseman.

Awards
2002 Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game
1998Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game
Olympic Gold Medal
1995 Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game

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Maybe they brought Hamrlik in to help mentor Orlov. I agree, we could have used this money to resign Hannan.

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bye bye poti

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192 BS for Hammer last year

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Remember how him and Spacek did a pretty good job on Ovechkin-Backstrom in that series.

Hannan is probably getting term somewhere.

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Am I the only one that thinks this is simply Hannan's replacement? I'm cool with this.
Yeah that is exactly what this is. Hannan wasn't coming back for $3.5 per and he wasn't only signing a 2 year deal.

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07-01-2011, 02:43 PM
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Decent signing....Hamrlik will probably get crucified around here by the same guys that crush Green.


I think the two year term was key here....to provide flexibility in the future. I'm guessing Hannan signs for 4 years...

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I like Hamrlik. He's not flashy, but he can skate, play in all situations and put up points. He's not as defensively strong as Hannan, but he was assuredly a top 4 dman last year, but he is old.

I've really admired Montreal's transition game over the past 5 years or so and he's been a big part of it. His even strength assist numbers are pretty good and he can move. He'll be welcome addition to a transition that is flat out horrible.

*All the above is contingent on his body not falling apart.

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He's their Poti replacement IMO...has that sort of versatility.
This is what I'm thinking (hoping), that they don't think Poti's coming back from his injuries.

Hopefully Hannan is still in play and Schultz is gone.

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Yeah that is exactly what this is. Hannan wasn't coming back for $3.5 per and he wasn't only signing a 2 year deal.
With a toddler at home it's understandable. As great as it is to win the cup securing your families financial future is more important. Not that Hannan is poor or in danger of going broke but all to often you hear about millionaire athletes going bankrupt.

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