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05-07-2013, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonlapse Vertigo View Post
It's too bad that Ruff doesn't give a ****.
He doesn't want to win or is indifferent to hurting egos?

Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins View Post
The problem is this notion that Hall "Needs a Message"

What message, he's clearly a dominant player who's being treated like a 13th or 14th forward, it's stupid.
Today he was. It obviously motivated him even more. That's good to me. Again, he will likely get more time as things progress, or he may not since it's Team Canada and not the Oilers. Hall is being asked to play a smaller role than he is used to. Maybe that evolves, maybe it does not. As long as he does somethingwith his ice time, that's all he can do.

We are not there and we do not know what the vibe is with the team and coaching staff,which at these tournaments, is generally a committee coaching set up. Trotz and Tippet are on the bench too. I'm very sure they know everything there is to know about Hall having to play him several times and preparing for him. I would be curious to hear what their take is too. Ruff has final say obviously, but he is likely relying on these guys for player recommendations too.

Really, would you guys be complaining so much if Hall was not an Oiler?

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