Montreal Canadiens reportedly set to make offer to re-sign Roman Hamrlik

Posted: June 22, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Richard Labbé reports Wednesday in La Presse that Habs general manager Pierre Gauthier is set to make an offer to re-sign defenseman Roman Hamrlik. Click here to read the article. Petr Svoboda, who represents Hamrlik, told La Presse that Gauthier has said he is on the point of sending an offer to the veteran Czech blue-liner.

I just have one main point to make here. Please M. Gauthier, do NOT spend too much cash on The Hammer. Last year, the 37-year-old from Zlin in the Czech Republic made $5.5 million U.S.and there is no way he should be paid that again.

Why? Well your honour, I would like to enter the following video as evidence in the case of Hamrlik versus Gauthier:

I know, I know, it’s a little unfair. The Hammer did some good work for us over the past year, including getting 34 points (which is pretty good by Hab-nots standards), but, as you know, I’m a bitter vindictive guy – hey I’m Irish! – and it’s going to take me a long, long time to forget watching Nathan Horton happily slap in his OT goal while Hamrlik admires the scenery at the rink. Actually, he is desperately looking for the puck and totally forgetting to play his man – i.e. Horton Hears a Who. And that’s not the only time something like that happened in the last year. He is simply not nearly as fast-moving as he once was.

So yes, sign him up for one year at $1 million, maybe $2 million, but not more. We need those bucks to get some grit up front.

By the way, the same article makes it seems like the Jaromir Jagr to Habs dream is officially over. Svoboda also reps Jagr and he says the talks with the Canadiens re the former Penguins and Rangers star are pretty well over. Just as well, I say.

– Brendan



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