Aug 20, 2013, 11:06 PM EDT
Big defenseman Hal Gill rolled out his vision to Globe & Mail – help Seth Jones adjust to the NHL game – but the Nashville Predators didn’t share his vision. So, instead, he finds himself in a holding pattern like many other free agents.
At 38, there’s the legitimate threat of being forced into retirement, but that’s not something Gill is ready for.
“I want to play,” Gill said. “I’m here and I’m still have the desire, ultimately, to win but to just play and to be a part of it.”
While his size is obvious, the downside is his lack of mobility.
Gill admits it’s a skill game and a fast game, yet he also notes that hockey is a “thinking man’s game” and that he’s becoming more intelligent as time goes on.
On the bright side, teams still have more than a month to decide that they need to add his hockey IQ to the mix.
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