Found March 06, 2013 on Capitals Outsider:
Roman Hamrlik didn't have a very memorable stint with the Washington Capitals. Except this.
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With Hamrlik comes ice time balance

Hamrlik brings balance to the force. Last night, Roman Hamrlik made his Rangers debut just hours after being claimed off waivers. Harmlik did not register a point, he was not on the ice for any goals, and he only recorded one shot on goal and one hit. But, Hamrlik instantly made the Rangers better. Yes, Marc Staal is out, and Hamrlik pretty much represented the only option. But regardless...

Hamrlik Claim Could Effect Zuccarello Signing

Larry Brooks at the New York Post says that the Rangers’ waiver claim of defenseman Roman Hamrlik will make a contract offer to Mats Zuccarello more problematic. Under league rules, each organization can only have 50 players under contract. Hamrlik represented the Rangers 49th player. Which means if the Blueshirts sign Zuccarello, they could be severely hamstrung at the trade...

Rangers claim Roman Hamrlik off waivers

Per Bob McKenzie, the Rangers have claimed defenseman Roman Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals. It is unknown whether the Rangers claimed him before or after the Marc Staal injury, as they definitely had a need for a depth defenseman before Staal’s freak injury. Hamrlik, 38, skated in just four games with the Caps, notching an assist. Last season, Hamrlik skated in...

Hamrlik Not Given Chance in Washington

Katie Strang at ESPN.com spoke with newest Ranger Roman Hamrlik after his first practice with his new about why he only dressed in four games for the Capitals this season... "There's been lots of changes over the summer with the coaching staff in Washington. I wish ... they would've given me a little more of a chance to play hockey but it's in the past and I...

Rangers claim D Hamrlik off waivers from Capitals

Updates. The Rangers are adding veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik to the roster while they wait to find out the severity of Marc Staal's eye injury. New York claimed the 38-year-old Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, one day after Staal was struck in the eye by a deflected puck in the third period of the Rangers' 4-2 win over Philadelphia. Staal...

Hamrlik Claimed by Rangers

At noon today, Roman Hamrlik was claimed on waivers by the New York Rangers.  Hamrlik will look to play right away after the Rangers lost slawart defenseman Marc Staal to injury.  Staal took a puck to the eye last night and will likely be out for a while.  Hamrlik was not used much this season, playing in just four games with the Caps, posting an assist and a -1 rating. ...

Rangers add Hamrlik, wait on Staal

The Rangers are adding veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik to the roster while they wait to find out the severity of Marc Staal's eye injury. New York claimed the 38-year-old Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, one day after Staal was struck in the eye by a deflected puck in the third period of the Rangers' 4-2 win over Philadelphia. Staal, who wasn...

“McPhee Drops the Hamr” Hamrlik placed on waivers

Roman Hamrlik, a veteran of almost 20 years, has been placed on waivers by the Washington Capitals Two years ago, Washington general manager George McPhee signed defenseman Roman Hamrlik to a 2 year, $7 million contract hoping he could bring some offensive spunk to the Capitals back in along with some vet presence. Now 38 years old, Hamrlik has been placed on waivers by the Capitals...

Press Release: Rangers Claim D Roman Hamrlik Off Waivers From Capitals

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has claimed defenseman Roman Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals. Hamrlik, 38, was the first overall pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and is the current active leader in NHL games played, having appeared in 1,383 career regular season [...]

Waiver Action Today

NYR claim Roman Hamrlik from WSH and NJD claim Tom Kotsopoulos from PIT. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 6, 2013

The Importance of Hamrlik's Performance

As evidenced by their three to four minutes of ice time per game, it's no secret that John Tortorella has little to no confidence in Stu Bickel and Matt Gilroy as defensemen, while his feelings towards Steve Eminger can be described as lukewarm at best. We all witnessed Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh begin to fade at the end of last season and literally collapse in the Eastern...

Thursday (3/7/13) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers get good news on Marc Staal; claim defenseman Roman Hamrlik off waivers New York Post - Doctors: Rangers’ Staal likely to recover from right eye injury Daily News - ALL EYES ON STAAL: Injury to Rangers defenseman could create new view on visors Daily News - Rangers claim former Islander Hamrlik off waivers from Caps New York Times - Despite...

Musings: The take the Island edition

Michael Del Zotto is needed now, more than ever. The Rangers shoot for a season best fourth victory in a row tonight against the Islanders. Naturally, the Islanders love playing spoiler to their big brother neighbours so it should be a dandy. On to the musings. Where do you stand on the visor front? I’m all for mandatory visors and always have been. Hockey is a fast and dangerous...
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