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09-17-2013, 12:25 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Van City
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As usual, I agree with Bill. Adam Hall just isn't a player that screams "guaranteed a job" to me.
I like his abilities in the circle and he certainly played well for us last year.... just as Leighton did when he came over on waivers. Let that last part sink in for a second
Woah. There's a big difference between a guy who will play 8-10 minutes of 4th line/pk shifts versus a guy who's a focal point of every game for 60 minutes.
Hall is exactly the guy the Flyers need on the 4th line and is the type of player they have been missing for years (Blair Betts was the closest to a quality 4th line centre, but his shoulders rendered him incapable of being a strong faceoff guy). If Laughton beats him out in camp, that's great, but I don't expect Laughton to be able to put in the same minutes as Hall can now (credible pk minutes and late game situations), nor do I think Laughton will be able to come into the league and win the majority of his faceoffs.
If Laughton makes the team, I'd actually prefer it be on the third line as a winger.
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