Your favourite memory of Roman Hamrlik

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  1. donghabs98

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    With Roman Hamrlik set to announce his retirement, What was your favourite memory of Hamrlik while he was a Hab?

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    Hum. He was good for a while.
     
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    That time when he left the team.
     
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    All of them. Hamrlik is my homie.
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    that time he got busted by the media for hanging out with gangsters or some **** like that
     
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    The goal he scored against the NYI after Plekanec did everything.
    His hit on Lucic and just solid all around play especially when Markov went down. We need a Hamrlik type of player badly right now. Gorges ain't that guy although I have tremendous respect for him.
     
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    He's not that kind of player that will give you things to remember him by. But he was very solid.
     
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    All those times he kept the team afloat while Markov was injured. Excellent #3 from the 07-08 season to the 2010-2011 season. I still feel that he was severely under appreciated here, especially in the later years when Markov was out and he was asked to shoulder a load which though he wasn't suited for, filled quite well.

    Not re-signing someone who had offered a similar game in 2011-2012 to shoulder the loss of Markov really hurt defensively, part of the reason for the terrible start that year, to which the team never recovered. Even now, the team is still missing a similar-style defenseman. Hopefully Emelin can be that when he comes back.
     
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    :nod: We think alike
     
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    Not re-signing/replacing Hamrlik was a HUGE reason we finished last place. Can't believe management thought we needed to re-sign Gill and could afford to let Hammer walk.
     
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    Well, there was that Miley Cyrus video...
     
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    Pretty much. Getting what hamrlik was when we first signed him right now is exactly what we need.
     
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    Agreed 100%!

    What would be the available options to get that, though? Wait to see if Girardi is available as a UFA?
     
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    Don't forget that they offered him a contract, but he wanted 2 years instead of one. What is crazy is that by offering him a deal, Gauthier knew that he needed that type of D-man, but didn't go and replace after Hamrlik walked.

    It is interesting what Martin said on antichambre when he was fired. He said they were disappointed when Hamrlik didn't accept the deal, but they felt comfortable in their D because the Doctors assured him and Gauthier that Markov would be healthy by september. Gauthier's biggest blunder that season was banking on a healthy Markov and not looking for insurance.
     
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    Seidenberg (who re-signed) is probably the closest thing to Hamrlik of 2008.
     
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    Our lack of depth and talent on the backend really did us in that season.. We lost Hamrlik and Wiz to FA and all we had to replace them with was two rookies in Emelin and Diaz. It was a lot to ask them to replace those 2. That on top of the fact Gill was declining and Markov wasn't ready until it was too late. The biggest problem with that 2011-12 was the fact even though we filled in a need with the signing of Erik Cole we had 2 huge holes that were never properly filled on defense.

    Hamrlik was a really solid defensemen with us and did a great job filling in when Markov was out. I think part of the reason we were able to stay float when Markov was out during those 2 years when the fact we had Hamrlik there to help fill in the void
     
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    That's the first thing that came to mind. :laugh:

    The only problem I had with Hammer, is I guess I was expecting more offense from him. He was solid for us though, so I really don't have any complaints.
     
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    This is my favorite memory......

    Hamrlik leaves Montreal for Washington
    07/01/2011 04:05 PM

    Hamrlik, Spacek and now Diaz and Boullion.

    Montreal was/is a haven for too many sub-par DMen.
     
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    I remember someone here reported that Gainey signed Hamrlik for $3.5M/year and I went "What?"

    Then I remember finding out his actual salary was $5.5M and I went "WTF?".


    The guy reinvented himself after years of being known for his offensive flair, but he was another one of those players you couldn't help but think Gainey was evaluating from a 5-10 year old scouting report.
     
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    OT, but I feel honoured to be quoted in your signature :laugh:

    Hammr was a solid dman for the Habs. Happy retirement to him.
     
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    I dunno, I think hamrlik has that whole puck moving side to him that seidenberg doesn't come close to.
     
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    He really enjoyed throwing the puck in the stands.
     
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    How was Hamrlik sub-par? You understand what par means, right?
     
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    Lmao :laugh:

     
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