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08-22-2012, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
Am I the only one who thinks that Hall deal is terrible?

I just don't get the hype around him. Don't see him ever putting up more than 35 if he can stay healthy, regardless of what Edmonton fans will say.
If Hall spends most of the contract injured then yes it will be terrible, but that's a risk that you take with any long-term contract. The money isn't that terrible either. Yes, he is getting paid based on potential, but he's shown improvement each season. Most Dallas fans are willing to hand Benn $5.5 million a season. Why shouldn't Hall get $6 million. Compare each players first two seasons in the NHL. Hall scored more goals and had a better PPG ratio than Benn and did so at a younger age. Hall may not be Stamkos or Crosby, but it seems like he'll be a solid offensive player. As Piqued pointed out, Edmonton just locked up a talented young player for an additional seven years. That's a major benefit to Edmonton who has struggled to attract FAs.

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