The Official NHLers/Oilers @ The Olympics Thread
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08-27-2013, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by
The Perfect Human
No slight to Hall, but how homer-colored are these glasses your'e reading through to be calling Carter a joke?
Hall doesn't even play PK on a bottom-5 NHL team. Carter was PKing for a contender. He's scored 40+ goals in the league before. He was on pace for 45 last year itself.
He's scored big goals in big playoff games his whole career. He's a big body, he can skate, he can score, and he can play a 2-way game.
Doesn't seem like a big mistake to me. You need your role players on this team.
The only role Hall's ever showed he can play - and he does it quite well - is a top-line scoring player. But now he's up against names like Crosby, Staal, Giroux, and Stamkos for that role. That's why he's getting cut.
So he is getting cut because 4 months in advance the TSN guys said so? Keep in mind according to TSN Hall wasn't even getting invited to the camp and Jamie Benn was.
Understand I do not think Hall is a lock by any means but I think it is premature to assume he is being cut this early.
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