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01-08-2013, 10:04 AM
eco's bones
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
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.
I like the way Haley plays--just don't see him becoming as good a player as Prust became. That doesn't mean he won't get to play for the Rangers. He seems to be getting banged up a bit this year--some of his fights he's been overmatched. He's really not that big of a guy and when he goes against real goons with size he has some problems. Very tough player but he doesn't exactly fit the profile of what a goon is. PJ Stock comes to mind.

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