Flyers forward Scott Hartnell doesn't expect any of Roman Hamrlik's teammates to defend the Capitals defenceman should he get in trouble on the ice. (BRUCE BENNETT/Getty Images/AFP file photo)
Roman Hamrlik may have to fear for his safety.
Speaking on Team 1200 in Ottawa on Tuesday, Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell said he doesn't expect any players on the Washington Capitals to run to their teammate's defence if he gets in trouble on the ice.
"I don't think anyone other than Roman Hamrlik in Washington -- a guy who has made $50-to-$60 million from the (NHL Players' Association) -- has turned on us. You're going to have guys like that," Hartnell told the radio station. "I can't wait to see what his teammates do when guys go after him. To sell the whole PA under the bus and to stick up for a guy like that is going to be tough."
Hamrlik said last month he feels NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr is taking the wrong path.
"I am disgusted. We have to push Fehr to the wall to get the deal. Time is against us. We lost 1/4 season, it is $425 million. Who will give it back to us? Mr. Fehr?
"There should be voting between players. Four questions -- yes or no -- then count it. If half of players say let's play, then they should sign a new CBA. If there is no season he should leave and we will find someone new. Time is our enemy."