Yes, of course you are right about Hall having nothing to prove in the minors anymore , I just think your line-up is too easy to crack for a kid in general and those kids have ton of pressure on the shoulder right off the bat, what isnt very sane IMO..
Yeah I know what you mean. Kinda like the same way Subban was thrown into that #1 dman role in his rookie year when all your best guys went down with injury. Subban, like Hall, didn't really have to compete for that position because they really had no other guys who could do the job. This is part of the reason why I'm hesitant on calling either of these players, as well as Pacioretty, a star just yet because I don't want to label them with the title before they've fully had a chance to earn it. Budding or potential stars sounds more fitting for this point in their careers.