Orr doesn’t think Hall will slip past Oilers
|06.15.10 at 1:06 pm ET|
According to HockeyJournal.com’s Douglas Flynn, Bruins legend Bobby Orr thinks the Bruins are going to get a “hell of a player” with the second overall pick in the NHL draft next Friday. Just not his client.
Orr, who along with Paul Krepelka and Rick Curran, represents Windsor Spitfires left wing Taylor Hall, thinks like many that the Edmonton Oilers will ignore NHL Central Scouting’s assertion that Tyler Seguin is the top player and will instead pick Hall.
‘Hall is the best player,” Orr told Flynn. “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. He’s a heck of a player and I would obviously love to see him here in Boston, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen.’
Orr feels the Bruins could move up for Hall, but that the Oilers likely want Hall and could command a hefty package to swap picks.
‘I don’t think anybody knows yet,’ Orr said. ‘But I think you’ve got to take the best player, unless a deal can be made to lay off that best player.
‘And nobody knows for sure yet. Edmonton’s not saying. But it would have to be a great deal I would think to make the trade for that, but I don’t know.’
A big deal has been made of the numbers that Hall and Seguin, as Hall wears No. 4 as a tribute to Orr while it was Seguin’s hope to wear No. 19 for the Plymouth Whalers in honor of Steve Yzerman, the Hall of Fame center to whom he is compared.