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01-08-2013, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by eco's bones View Post
Haley's had 15 fights already this year which is too much for the situation he's in. Part of the problem is until McIlrath came back--Haley was it for the Whale so he's been fighting guys relatively his own size and fighting the heavier weights too.

I think he can turn out somewhat like Prust but as of now he's got some ways to go. Prust was able to be somewhat of a scoring threat and useful defensively and on the penalty kill. I don't think Haley is quite at the same level in those areas.
I think Haley has decent hands and skates relatively well. Prust was a good skater which was a very underrated part of his game. I would be surprised if Haley doesn't win a spot early this season. He plays a hard-nosed game and is relatively responsible all over the ice. Not sure how the Islanders didn't just let him play in the NHL with their team the last couple of years. Thank God, I wouldn't have wanted him in the division elsewhere.

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