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#75 Hal Gill 2010-11


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#75 Hal Gill

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"Every shift you have something to prove, especially in the playoffs playing against your old team. It'll be fun. It's a huge challenge for our team. We have a lot to prove." The Hockey News, April 29 2010

Hal plays a smart game and utilizes his strengths to the utmost, without Gill we wouldn't have been positioned to make the playoffs. He is a great teammate from what they have to say about him.

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without Gill we wouldn't have been positioned to make the playoffs.

Yep..alot of people road his bandwagon. :lol: .....but he was indeed a huge part of playoff run for sure.

I think some here have a new out look on him so to speak...compared to when we signed him.

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Yep..alot of people road his bandwagon. :lol: .....but he was indeed a huge part of playoff run for sure.

I think some here have a new out look on him so to speak...compared to when we signed him.

I would trade him if an opportunity arose. The good post-season run isn't going to hide the fact that he was one of our worst players for the duration of 82 regular season games. His value should be reasonably high, for Hal, and maybe there's an option out there to deal him. If not now, perhaps at the deadline depending on how Montreal is performing.

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I would trade him if an opportunity arose. The good post-season run isn't going to hide the fact that he was one of our worst players for the duration of 82 regular season games. His value should be reasonably high, for Hal, and maybe there's an option out there to deal him. If not now, perhaps at the deadline depending on how Montreal is performing.

True.

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Gill will never be as effective in the regular season, compared to his game in the post season. And I have to agree with weeps, we need to keep Gill, Hammer and Spacek fresh for the post season (that is if we make it).

The reason why Gill is so effective in the post season is due to the different style. Everything is on the line and as a rule, refs tend to let things slide. Gill comes from the old school, where clutching and grabbing was allowed.

To be honest, he was all over cindy. He got away with things he never would've gotten away with in the reg season. This guy is a post season beast, no sense in burning him out in the reg season, when he's so strong in the playoffs.

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could have played net. :lol:

Geez.....I can't believe the Battle Between The Pipes has just spread to the Hal Gill thread. Unbelievable!! :lol: :lol:

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could have played net. :lol:

You could say the same of Michalek if you were Pens fans now... unless the Pens wreck his "goaltending".

Just as the Habs made some D-men better at shot blocking, like Gill, Michalek was almost as much a goaltender as he was a D-man with his last team.

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You could say the same of Michalek if you were Pens fans now... unless the Pens wreck his "goaltending".

Just as the Habs made some D-men better at shot blocking, like Gill, Michalek was almost as much a goaltender as he was a D-man with his last team.

He was a shutdown defenceman like I haven't seen the likes of since Rod Langway.

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Rightly or wrongly, JM assessed our best chance at beating an offensive power house like Washington was to play a tight colapsing system in our own end. This system plays to Hal's strenghts - Big, long reach, smart positional play. I think it's a significant factor why he was so much more effective in the playoffs, especially vs Washington when we were colapsing in front of everything.

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Well I loved Gill's play in the Playoffs and I hope he keeps it up in the regular season this year cause I really don't like yelling at the tv when he's on the ice. :D

Well,,,,if he plays the regular season like he did the playoffs,, then he will likely be spending a ton of time in the penalty box. Different rules apply in the regular season as we all saw. ;)

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Mr. Gill...enjoy your summer....because this Fall you'll be navigating in rough seas. The fans who adored you last Spring will be calling for your head because you'll play your "regular season-type" play. Don't be to upset....because come trade-time next March you'll be going to a team who can use your play-off play to try to go all the way......maybe the Pens really understood what they lost & will be seeking your services again.

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Well,,,,if he plays the regular season like he did the playoffs,, then he will likely be spending a ton of time in the penalty box. Different rules apply in the regular season as we all saw. ;)

And there lies the dilemma.

Perhaps JM should consider not putting Gill / Gorges out when we've got a scoring forward shift out, as Gill gets roasted when isolated by counter-attacks.

Give him minutes with the 4th and 3rd forward lines, or if we're sitting on a lead and playing conservatively by all means.

Then we can let the Playoff Bear back out of his cage once we get there!

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