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12-03-2012, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by vickpeterson View Post
Both players are perfect for their respective teams. The bruins do not need Taylor Hall. They don't need a brash-crash the net- do whatever it takes to score- on and off the ice captain of the team type player. They have leadership in bergeron and Chara. They have a big winger in Lucic. The oilers don't need Seguin, they dont need another scorer who has skill and calculates what he does who's smooth and does things the right way. The Bruins need that.

The Oilers haven't had a player like Hall since Messier. When he is on the ice, HE CONTROLS THE GAME. No matter if he's playing against Crosby or The Sedins or whatever, HIS PRESENCE WILL BE FELT. He is the emotional and physical leader of our team. He creates space for ebs and RNH. He crashes the net with fearlessness like no one else in the league. Against Chicago he had a hattrick and he still decided to speed by the defender and crash the net to score and almost took his head off. WE NEED THAT. Not to also mention his leadership, which is almost Toews-like at his age. He does things no other player his age does. There are many guys who can score. Rarely can you get a guy who can do what Taylor Hall does. He does MUCH more than score for us. He'll be our captain by next year. And when eventually we make the playoffs thats when people will really see how important he is. He has Toews-like intangibles.
Seguin is a great player. You couldn't go wrong with either of them for all the other 29 teams. But the Oilers NEEDED Hall. Desperately. We were the softest team before him. HE gave our team heart, passion, energy and he controls the game. He is built for the playoffs, like Jonathon Toews is, something you will see when we eventually make it...

BTW: Im not saying he is Jonathon Toews. They are different players. But they have similar intangibles.
So you're saying that Crosby, the Sedin's or whoever will have to play Hall's game? Seriously? Are you talking about right now or in the future? Kid is a great player, but you may want to tone down the hype just a smidge.

As for being built for the playoffs, he has yet to finish a season, so even when the Oilers make the playoffs?? Yeah...yeah...I know, acts of God, injury from the minors, headhunters and on and on.

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