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Hal Gill won’t be able to help slow down Detroit tonight

Apr 11, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT

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Hal Gill played 23 regular season games for the Nashville Predators after being traded from Montreal, but GM David Poile picked him up for the postseason. (Gill is one of the more experienced blueliners when it comes to the playoffs.) Unfortunately for Nashville, he won’t be able to serve his intended purpose just yet, as Joshua Cooper reports that he wasn’t around for the pre-game skate.

During his worst moments, Gill has been referred to as a “pylon.” Those lesser times seem more frequent during the regular season, however, as looser officiating in the playoffs often allows the big defenseman to equalize offensive opponents. He was a helpful part of a nice shutdown pair alongside Rob Scuderi in Pittsburgh during its 2009 Stanley Cup run and then helped the Canadiens beat the Penguins in their quest to the Eastern Conference finals in 2010.

Gill is dealing with a lower-body injury.

  1. takingbovadasmoney - Apr 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    The hillbillies will be fine. Their Godfather, Gary Bettman, the man who let Rattlov join the team from the KHL even though he has denied all other teams in previous years. Too bad both of these teams can’t lose.

  2. takingbovadasmoney - Apr 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Bettman lovers are in heaven with this game! He is in the building and the refs have called 7 penalties in the first 17:00 minutes of the game! Welcome to the new NHL. It is a joke. Wonder why you can’t get new fans, Bettman? Try improving your officiating to at least mediocre level so newbies can know what a penalty is. But then again that would take his time away from saving the Phoenix franchise. Priorities…..

  3. takingbovadasmoney - Apr 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    “Bettman is worse than Castro.” – Ozzie Guillien.

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