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07-12-2013, 12:15 PM
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RNH - 2013/14 Predictions

A comparison of his first two seasons:

2011-12 Rookie season: 18G, 34A, 52 Pts in 62 games. 0.84 ppg

2012-13 Sophomore season: 4G, 20A, 24 pts in 40 games. 0.60 ppg

After a tremendous rookie season, RNH's sophomore season didn't go as well. A bit of a sophomore slump? Just bad luck around the net? Injured shoulder giving him problems? Playing against harder competition? Less offensive zone starts? Maybe it was a combination of everything. His assists totals were roughly the same (0.55 vs 0.50 assists per game) but his goal totals dropped by quite a significant amount (0.29 vs 0.10 goals per game).

During his rookie year, he was lights out on the PP and we even heard some comparisons to the Great One in terms of his on ice vision and playmaking. Last season, he wasn't as effective on the PP and just didn't seem to have the same confidence as he had during his rookie year. The scoring opportunities were still there for him, but many of his Grade A scoring chances in the slot often ended up wide of the net or off the post. If he had buried a few of those chances, his stats wouldn't have been as far off as his first year. But one positive from last year was that I thought his defensive game improved a great deal and he's really developing into a great 2way Centre.

So what are your guy's prediction for RNH next season? We all saw how well Hall played after having shoulder surgery. Can we expect RNH to rebound and do the same? My prediction is that he'll get around 0.75 ppg (15g, 45A).

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