Going From Camp Seguin To Camp Hall: An Oiler Fan’s Journey

June 29th, 2010 by Antony Ta Leave a reply »
Now this is going to come as a shock to you, but right up until the 2010 NHL Entry Draft began, I was still sitting in the Tyler Seguin camp.

In regard to Taylor Hall, I was thinking, "He might be the better player now, but Seguin might be the better choice for the future."

Watching the draft from my couch, I was thinking I would be content with either choice, but deep down I wanted Seguin more.

It's hardly been a week, but upon reflection I've changed my mind again.

When the Edmonton Oilers drafted Hall, they made the right choice.

Don't get me wrong, Seguin is a good player now and will be a superstar in the NHL some day.

But he's no Hall.

I was contemplating some of the criticisms of Hall that have been brought up:

Strong team in Windsor Tendency to be crushed in high scoring areas Not a good defensive player Before we compare Seguin to Hall, let's consider these three points. If you think about it, two of those are not entirely true and one of them is downright false. Let's start with the third point.

Hall is actually underrated for his defensive abilities: He blocks sh ...

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