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This holds up if the biggest issue the Hawks need to deal with is the PK. They are at the bottom right now. Will this translate into more wins? Maybe... Good piece!
Good read. At evens Gill is being asked to play 2nd pairing minutes (based on QualComp) with a combination of Kaberle/Diaz/Emelin, the latter two being rookies. He's struggling to tread water on the 2nd pair, so likely isn't much of an upgrade at ES for the Hawks. But as mentioned in the post, his value is on the PK. In '08 the Pens picked him up in a deadline deal for a 2nd (Jimmy Hayes!) and a 5th.
Agree he's probably not going to be much of an upgrade at ES. Probably play 3rd pairing minutes but it'd be worth a couple games to try him with a puck mover at ES to see how he performs. I'm not optimistic he'd be any better than Hjalmarsson but it's worth a try. I know he'd be better than O'Donnell though.