When your agent is a Hall of Famer and the greatest hockey player of all time, you listen very, very carefully.
Bobby Orr, who represents the game's most hyped prospect Taylor Hall, spoke about Hall and fellow prospect Tyler Seguin, who are expected to go No. 1 and No. 2 in next Friday's NHL draft.
He also gave his two cents on where he would like to see Hall end up.
"[Hall] is a heck of a player and I would obviously love to see him here in Boston," Orr told the Black and Gold Blog at Hockey Journal. "But I’m not sure that’s going to happen."
Orr isn't alone with that prediction, as very few are expecting the Oilers to pass up on Hall with the No. 1 overall selection.
However, in a glimmer of hope for the Hub's Hall fans, a handful of hockey analysts are wondering if the club would take Seguin over Hall, based on Edmonton's need for a centerman.
"I think you’ve got to take the best player," added Orr. "Edmonton’s
not saying [who its picking]. But it would have to be a great deal I
would think to make the trade for that, but I don’t know.”
Hall not only has the accolades, many feel he is the better overall player despite the two swapping spots on pre-draft rankings over the last few months. No matter where Hall and Seguin end up, both players are expected to help the B's and Oilers almost instantly.
"Hall is the best player," Orr added. "Although I do represent him, I can guarantee he’s a hell of a player. I don’t know if I’ve seen a kid compete like this kid competes — every night, every shift. To him, it doesn’t matter the score, he competes."
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