Found March 06, 2013 on Ranger Nation:
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 [...]

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...

Hamrlik Not Given Chance in Washington

Katie Strang at 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 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 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. ...

Hamrlik’s Most Memorable Moment

Roman Hamrlik didn't have a very memorable stint with the Washington Capitals. Except this.

“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...

Waiver Action Today

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

Sather Talks to Zuccarello's Agent About Rangers Return

Yesterday, I posted that Mats Zuccarello's KHL season ended and that it was likely the Rangers would be reaching out to him shortly. Well, last night Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record confirmed that Glen Sather has in fact spoken to Zuccarello's agent about a possible return to the Blueshirts... “We have already talked to Glen about it,” agent Don Meehan said...

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...

Rangers Recall Micheal Haley From Whale

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 –New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Micheal Haley from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Haley, 26, notched a goal in Connecticut’s 3-2 win on Sunday at Bridgeport. He has registered nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points, along with 158 penalty minutes...

Zuccarello's KHL Season Ends

According to multiple sources, Mats Zuccarello's KHL team Metallurg was eliminated from the playoffs today, meaning he is available for the Rangers to sign. It has been reported that Glen Sather is interested in bringing back Zuccarello who is still Rangers property and would not have to clear waivers before signing with the team. Zuccarello's agents were in New York...

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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