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12-02-2012, 11:31 AM
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I was a Seguin backer at the draft but I don't rank Hall 5th here.

The speed at which he attacks the opposition blueline and his desire to get the puck to the net brings a dimension to the Oilers which can't be underestimated. Teams are a bit more back on their heels with Hall in the lineup.

Come playoff time when it's harder to gain the zone we have a guy who's a threat to take the puck right to the net who also has the speed, strength and intensity to retrieve the puck on the dump-in, and the skill to be dangerous with it when he gets it. He's like a combo of Hemsky and Georges Laraque from back in the days when the Oilers played against the Dallas Stars ever year.

Hall will gain lots of fans when the real show begins.

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