Is it bad that part of me wants Canada to lose in a low scoring game so that Ruff looks stupid for misusing Hall?
I understand the frustration, and feel it as well to a degree. But in the end it doesn't matter really. These 7-10 games are not going to matter in the grand scheme of things in Hall's career. We all know how good he is. If Ruff wants to be stubborn and play the likes of Read and Simmons ahead of Hall... well then whatever.
It's not just Ruff. Listen to Randorf and even Crawford. They sound shocked, shocked that Hall is responding to the (somewhat) increased ice-time today. They're talking about him like he's a third line scrub.