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04-11-2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
And how is it a bogus argument? He's played more than 80% of the season the past two years.

Yes, Taylor Hall is currently a rich man's Zach Parise. He's bigger, faster, stronger and more physical. They play an identical forecheck game and dominate on puck possession.
He's yet to play a full NHL season, let alone produce over the course of one. All it proves is that he's injury prone.

Parise is also a far better two-way player, has helped his team to a SCF and several playoff appearances, and has two PPG or better seasons under his belt.

I mention Tavares because he gets treated like a god on here. On HFBoards that is. Some think he is actually on par with Stamkos and there was a recent thread asking if he was the 2nd best player in the world.

Taylor Hall on the other hand, does not get that same type of respect. This despite shattering Tavares' PPG in comparision with first 3 yrs in the league. This thread is a good example.
Tavares gets his reputation because he's carried a god-awful team on his back since he arrived. He's not on a squad littered with 1st overall picks either. He does more with less.

Still, regardless of all that, comparing Hall to Tavares has nothing to do with Hall being a top-5 winger in the NHL. Is he better than Ovie, Kovalchuk, Hossa, St Louis, Perry, Eriksson, Nash, Sedin, P. Kane, Neal, Vanek, Kessel, etc, etc, etc, etc...? The correct answer is no.

Oddly enough, that was my exact reaction to your post as well.

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