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Hall gets better of Seguin in series opener

Friday, 02.04.2010 / 2:21 AM / 2014 NHL Entry Draft
By Adam Kimelman  - NHL.com Staff Writer
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Hall gets better of Seguin in series opener
Taylor Hall and the Windsor Spitfires took the first round in his personal battle with the Plymouth Whalers and Tyler Seguin
The first round in the fight between the possible first two picks in the 2010 Entry Draft was a clear win for Taylor Hall.
 


The Windsor left wing scored a pair of third-period goals as the Spitfires took Game 1 of their second-round Ontario Hockey League playoff series against Tyler Seguin and the Plymouth Whalers, 5-1.
 
Hall was a plus-2, while Seguin was scoreless and a minus-3. Seguin was on the ice for all three Windsor even-strength goals.
 
Hall and Seguin were 1-2 in NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of North American skaters, and likely will be the top two players when the final rankings are released April 7.
 
"In past years, we've said 'All right … who'll be second to (Sidney) Crosby,' and moved on to second without telling each other how good Crosby was," Central Scouting Director E.J. McGuire told NHL.com. "I think even if a team might know they have the first pick overall they might still call a timeout on (June 25), because it's that close with Seguin and Hall."
 
"I don't think, since I've been a part of Central Scouting, have I seen two guys as close as Hall and Seguin," added Central Scouting's Al Jensen.
 
Game 2 of the series will be Saturday at Plymouth. The teams met in the second round of last year's OHL playoffs, with Windsor winning in six games en route to OHL and Memorial Cup championships. It was the deepest Windsor was taken in any postseason series.
 
Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com

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