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01-30-2013, 08:53 AM
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Its funny going into their draft, that Hall was considered more NHL-ready than Seguin. I've always thought the opposite was true; Seguin is a polished player with hockey sense and high-end skills. Not unlike Eberle. That'll help right from te get-go.

Hall, though, is so raw; all reckless speed and junior-league dekes. But the assets he brings are so valuable and so rare. You can't name another ten players who have the drive, the speed, the recklessness, the skill and size (I think he'll play at 210 in his prime) that #4 has. But it always takes these guys awhile to put it together, and realize when they can just bull through a defenseman and when its better to curl back and look for a play.

As Stauffer points out incessnantly; even Mess took a few years to get there. Id suggest Iginla too, a guy who was a healthy scratch a couple times when around Hall's age.

He's going to get there. Its going to be a great ride watching it happen, too.

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