Didn't we all say the same things about Adam Hall?
Hall never scored 25 goals in a season. Hartnell is a first round pick, has more grit, skill and scoring. He is only 25. who would u rather have Hossa who cant score 15 in a season, or Hartnell who is a power forward we can use.
not a very good second line..good 3rd line....but that being said, avery is best used in the 3rd line role....not a scoring line
i understand that, but Hartnell is a big guy who can make room for Avery, Shanny if brought back would help too. Hartnell is a guy we can use, other than Shanny we dont have a big power forward. Hartnell is only 25 and will be in his prime.
1. How well does he play center? (not at all)
2. Are you aware of the price difference between Hossa and Hartnell?
3. Does this Hartnell thread mean you're going to stop mentioning him in every other thread?
Hartnell is definately a much better player than Hall was. Better hands, better skater, and a much better scrapper also. I wouldn't mind seeing him here, but IMO the club needs to make room for either Dawes and or Dubinsky. If Hartnell was to come here, my fear would be that window of opportunity for any Hartford players would shut.
I know that he can play the position, but it's not the ideal use for him.
He's a 2nd/3rd line winger that can put up some points and play a sandpaper type game. As a 2nd line centerman he's taken out of his elemenst as he now has to think the game to much. Let's not put to much responsibility on him and allow him to play his natural position of wing.
We need to resign Nylander and get a legit 2nd line guy.
Then use Avery on the 2nd/3rd line throughout the season, we will all be thankful for the end result.