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The Latest On Travis Hamonic

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet,

The Islanders host the Flyers on Wednesday, and you sure have to wonder if steady Travis Hamonic will be on the Long Island/Brooklyn blue-line for that one.

Two losses in two games since Hamonic’s request to be moved to the Western Conference became public won’t exactly force GM Garth Snow’s hand on their own. But keeping the unhappy Hamonic around for much longer seems awkward for one and all, even if it seems somewhat unclear where he wants to go, and for what reason.

Originally, it seemed that Hamonic preferred Winnipeg if at all possible, and if not, Edmonton or Calgary. Perhaps Minnesota. A few teams — Detroit, L.A. — called to investigate and were told flatly there was "no fit."

But then there’s Anaheim. GM Bob Murray has been poking around the Hamonic situation for months — some GMs seemed to know more of his impending availability than others — and there are those who believe Hamonic would accept a move to the Ducks. With young defencemen like Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen and Cam Fowler on the roster, plus Shea Theodore in the organization, the Ducks would definitely seem to have the necessary pieces, with Snow looking for a young rearguard he can use now in exchange for the 25-year-old Hamonic.

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Like, is getting to Anaheim that much closer to home? Either he wants to go home or he’s full of crap.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 11/23/15 at 01:57 PM ET

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There are plenty of problems with this article.

1) It’s Cox, so in general it’s poorly thought out.
2) But specifically, he talks about “unhappy” Hamonic, but it appears from every other article I’ve read that he’s been very patient with the Isles, not hurrying them at all.  Supposedly he asked for the trade in the off-season and hasn’t made waves yet.
3) “there are those who believe Hamonic would accept a move to the Ducks” doesn’t mean that he would accept a move to the Ducks, it just means that Cox talked to someone in California who hopes that Hamonic would accept a move to the Ducks.

Posted by Garth on 11/23/15 at 02:35 PM ET

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