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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hamrlik deal complete fabrication..

According to Aaron Portzline:

-- I've gotten a few emails from readers wondering if there's any truth to rumors that the Blue Jackets were pondering a trade of Rostislav Klesla and Fredrik Modin to Montreal for Roman Hamrlik. There is no truth, none whatsoever. No. 1 = The Blue Jackets wouldn't trade Klesla for Hamrlik straight up. No. 2 = Hamrlik is a left side, left shot defenseman. The Blue Jackets have too many of those already. No. 3 = Hamrlik is 35 years old and due to make $5.5 million this season and next.

Other than that, the rumor makes perfect sense.

-- Aaron Portzline

2 comments:

CheapSeats said...

Ok, honestly... this is the first thing that I've read that even remotely makes sense! I had no idea why the Jackets would trade Klesla for Hamrlik and his contract-- apparently they wouldnt!

Thanks for spreading that quote. Now, hopefully, that rumor will die...

snappy said...

Thank goodness this rumor was just that and is now dead. Klesla showed us something in the payoffs and I hope he can build off that this coming season. I know some are not fans of Rusty, but he may still be a work in progress. I would like to see him have a breakout year next. He is the original CBJ draftee after all.