Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 4/10/12
Photo by: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Hal Gill has been possibly the most notable pick-up at the trade deadline for the Nashville Predators. He has size and strength, can out poke check any forward by a good foot and a half of stick and has been the difference maker on the Predators penalty kill that has risen to 10th in the NHL. Although he lacks speed due to his lumbering huge frame, he also is quick to shy away from handing out hits against other forwards. He instead likes to wait for the puck to come to him and try to dig it out of the corners with occasional success. Gill not throwing the huge hit may be disheartening to some fans (like me) who want him to get into the other team’s head about how hard to come into our defensive zone. The waiting for the puck to come to him may be a liability also, but where he lacks in these areas, he is diligent about making up at other times in the game. After a cursory glance at Hal Gill’s stats on NHL.com, he is playing a sound defensive...
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