The Edmonton commentariat has been consumed by the question of Hall vs. Seguin since our position at the head of the draft table was assured. The hope that we will get one of the best players in a not particularly good draft class has been tempered by the fear that we will once again pick Steve Kelly rather than Shane Doan. Hall is the electrifying one and the old favourite, Seguin is the steady one with a late surge towards the top of the charts. Hall plays for a dynamite team, Seguin plays for a club that was dragged into the playoffs essentially because of him. They are both generally accepted to be good players, but months of being dragged through constant rehashes of the same argument has led me, and all other thinking fans, to the conclusion that one is an irresponsible knuckle-dragging buffoon who would get himself hurt so badly he'd be knocked out of the league even on the off chance his pitiful skill could get him that far, and the other is Jordan Eberle but even more clutch.
Sure, Scott Reynolds crunched the playoff numbers in a recent post, but for those of us who can't look at a calculator without wanting to type "BOOBS" on it this leaves something unanswered. So I gathered the Copper & Blue brain trust, except for Jonathan who refused to be diverted from building an earthquake machine or whatever the Score is making him do this time. We went around the horn, and we each came up with our own opinions, and collectively we reached a verdict. Our brief speeches, and the final Copper & Blue verdict, follows the jump.
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