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12-08-2012, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by LordFletcher View Post
it also has the potential to turn into a laughable move by Oil management, and one that hinders the success of the franchise if Hall remains injured throughout the length of the contract.

I can't imagine that being the case, but it was a very risky move giving him that much for not putting up the numbers that warrant the amount given to him. EDM is paying Hall for potential, could work out great, could backfire, could end up being a good deal for both if Hall ends up being just an okay 1st overall pick.

Too early to tell but it isn't a great deal now like you claim... it's great for Hall and a fair deal for Oil management but still too much $$$ for what he is producing today / yesterday
Its also risky to not sign the face of the franchise. Its a symbolic move too, signing the player everyone goes off of. Cant give Eberle a deal and not Hall.

Rather have him be overpaid now by locked up than running into a Kessel situation where your star player might walk

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