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View Poll Results: Who do you think is the most valuable Oiler?
Hall 141 77.05%
Eberle 2 1.09%
Nugent-Hopkins 31 16.94%
Yakupov 6 3.28%
J. Schultz 1 0.55%
Nurse 0 0%
Klefbom 0 0%
Other 2 1.09%
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07-08-2013, 12:12 AM
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Hall now, but Nuge will be the most valuable oiler in the end. His over all smarts and skill set are pretty phenomenal.

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07-08-2013, 12:24 AM
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Hall now. Hall later.

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07-08-2013, 01:18 AM
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I voted Hall...but going forward Nuge should be the best. After last season and seeing how much Hall upped his overall production in terms of goals and assists, I'm inclined to choose Hall. But as others have pointed out, Nuge has a totally different skill set and potentially should be a lot more important just because of the centre position. Extremely happy we have them both.

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07-08-2013, 01:40 AM
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The OP asked "who is the most valuable going forward," not "who was the most valuable last year." As usual, the HF community is really willing to go out on a limb with predictions, as I'm sure a similar poll last year/during the lockout would have found Eberle to be our most valuable.

You're basing your opinion of RNH on a season where his shoulder seriously limited what he was able to do. "Evaluating on potential for far too long" applies to Hemsky age 25-28 where we were still waiting for him to break out. Nuge just turned 20 less than 3 months ago. Are you trying to tell me he has plateaued?
I'm absolutely not trying to tell you that RNH has plateaued. I think and hope he will be great for us.

What I'm telling you though, is that Taylor Hall was the 9th leading scorer in the league this season. The best LWer in the NHL. We haven't had a top 10 scorer in the league in over 10 years. RNH has the potential to maybe be a top 10 player in his position. Taylor Hall is that right now and he's 21 years old.

Maybe RNH will be more valuable than Hall. Could happen. But it's not even close to being a sure bet.

I do find it interesting that everyone says that RNH has the unique skill set. Taylor Hall has a physical skill set that none of the other kids can touch. It's funny how many people talk about this team needing a left wing power forward. Taylor Hall is that.

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07-08-2013, 04:17 AM
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Hall for sure.

In a few years I think the top five, in order, will be:
1. Hall
2. Hopkins
3. Klefbom
4. Yakupov
5. J. Schultz

Just went with my gut feeling.

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07-08-2013, 04:22 AM
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I'm absolutely not trying to tell you that RNH has plateaued. I think and hope he will be great for us.

What I'm telling you though, is that Taylor Hall was the 9th leading scorer in the league this season. The best LWer in the NHL. We haven't had a top 10 scorer in the league in over 10 years. RNH has the potential to maybe be a top 10 player in his position. Taylor Hall is that right now and he's 21 years old.

Maybe RNH will be more valuable than Hall. Could happen. But it's not even close to being a sure bet.

I do find it interesting that everyone says that RNH has the unique skill set. Taylor Hall has a physical skill set that none of the other kids can touch. It's funny how many people talk about this team needing a left wing power forward. Taylor Hall is that.
Hall is a beast. His contract is going to look like an absolute steal going forward ($6m AAV). Look at how much Giroux just got on his extension: almost $8.3m. Guess which one of the two scored more points last year, on a worse team, and is much younger. Hall is also far from peaking. So many people on this board think Giroux is the best thing since sliced bread, and Hall gets so little respect. What a joke.

Also, just for fun...
Hall: 161 GP, 65 goals -- 0.38 goals per game average (31 goals in 82 games).
Giroux: 333 GP, 91 goals -- 0.27 goals per game average (22 goals in 82 games).

That is a huge difference.


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07-08-2013, 04:25 AM
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Right now

Hall
RNH
Yakupov
Eberle
Schultz

Future

RNH
Yakupov
Hall
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07-08-2013, 05:26 AM
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RNH. He is the best, will be the best.

Hall had a good season so i'm not surprised at the results. Go back to RNH's rookie season and post this and i'm sure the results would be reversed.

RNH is the crown jewel of this organization.

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07-08-2013, 05:30 AM
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agree with most...Hall without a split second of doubt.

Nuge and Schultz could become close...but Hall will always be number 1, unless/until injuries become a factor

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07-08-2013, 06:47 AM
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins by far for me. He's more unique. Hockey is getting tighter and you need players who can opened it up.

I have Hall at number two for now but i can see even Yakupov being better than him in the long run. Yakupov still have a lot prove though.

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07-08-2013, 09:55 AM
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Hall - Drives the team. His talent level is high and he looks due for 40 goals next year.
Gagner- A ton has been asked of this kid and he gets better and better every year. Has filled out his frame and he can play effectively in all situations.
Smid - Has been reliable every night for the past two seasons.
Dubby - Is known to give up a weak goal early in games, but his stats are phenomenal considering how bad our depth on the blueline has been.

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07-08-2013, 11:11 AM
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Hall now but Nugent-Hopkins in a year or two.

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RNH is the most important piece. He had a off year, but this year hes going to be amazing. I know Hall is a beast but the center will slowly pull away starting this year.

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07-08-2013, 12:10 PM
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going forward it could easily be gagne, actually. people tend to forget he's only 23 and just starting to really come into his own. maturing physically and had a good season, he's the only top 6 center other than nuge and i think his ceiling is about just as high as his.

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Going forward, I just hope we end with with a Datsyuk/Zetterberg like combo in regards to RNH and Hall.

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07-11-2013, 01:17 AM
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Taylor Hall

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07-11-2013, 03:59 AM
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Hall for now. In the future RNH.

Does anyone know how nuges shoulder is healing and will he be back in the start of the season?

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Dan Tencer.

I'd say Jordan Eberle, for the future. Could be Dubnyk. He can make of break us.

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