Look what just drove by.
No, it’s not a flashy new Maserati. It’s not a Porsche, and it’s not a Lamborghini.
It’s a Hamrlik. Nothing too flashy, it’s a ’92 model, first of its class.
Yeah, it’s got a lot of miles, but it’s got some good use left.
It would be an instant upgrade in our garage.
The Washington Capitals placed 1992 first overall pick Roman Hamrlik on waivers today. This is a waiver player that I can actually suggest picking up and not laughing about in a while.
A left shot, Hamrlik has been limited to just four games with the Capitals this year. According to this tweet by Bob McKenzie, left handed shots play only left defence in Adam Oates’ house. This puts Hamrlik out of the top six, and has dramatically limited his playing time.
That’s where the Oilers come in.
Hamrlik has the rest of this year on his contract at a 3.5M cap hit. Guess what, everyone? That’s a fit. If the Oilers want to think about signing him after the season, then we can go from there.
I know he’s not Hamrlik v 1.0 from twelve years ago, but a guy who logged nearly 20 minutes a game for the Capitals last year is a cut or two above our bottom pair here.
Oilers wake up in 24th place today. There are five teams that Hamrlik would have to pass over in order for the Oilers to get a crack. While the Islanders have made an attempt at creating an entire roster out of waived players, I think Hamrlik has a chance to make it to 24.
Go for it.
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