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11-30-2012, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
Hall sucks on breakaways, he said that it's something that he'd like to work on, let's see it. That said he is clearly not 100% yet so let's not judge his future potential when he's getting used to his "new shoulder". And Hemsky 83, he does have a good shot, it's just that he isn't hitting the net enough with it.
This has been a consistent problem since he's entered the NHL. He's got the hardest wrist shot on the team right now (yes, harder than Eberle's), but the accuracy is lacking horribly. You can't just say it's a good shot if the accuracy isn't there.

As an aside - Yakupov's shot is scary good. More velocity than Hall, better accuracy than Eberle - that's a scary combination.

As for working on breakaways, he should just stop trying to deke out goalies. He's actually quite horrible at it. The dekes that do work for him have more to beating defensemen, and that too when used in combination with his speed. He's not that RNH/Datsyuk-like talent where he can be standing there, basically immobile, and still deke you out of your pants. Goalies can easily read dekes from someone like Hall - he needs to let his speed become more of a factor on breakaways/shootouts so he can make goalies back off and expose holes.

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