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Zac Rinaldo (2013-14 season) -- Update Apr. 7, 2014: Suspended four games
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02-11-2014, 07:36 PM
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Hall is facing the same competition as Rinaldo 5 on 5, and Hall is -12.
I think the point is that Hall isn't a defensive stalwart, and he sure doesn't produce points. At 5 on 5, is Rinaldo THAT much less useful, considering Rinaldo can create energy with his hits and speed? Can't energy help turn around a game, and is Rinaldo really THAT much of a liability? I don't think so.
Hall gives you faceoffs and he's solid on the PK. I like him for what he is. But I think someone pointed out that he was put on waivers about 3 different times last season for a reason.
This is the new 'Oilers Complex.' The Oilers let a bunch of guys go because they saw no use for them, and there are a number of other teams who have.
Hall's QOC is slightly better, but also gets tougher zone starts. Probably would be a larger disparity if he still had Vandevelde on his line because Berube was using him in tougher spots than Rinaldo as well.
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