It seems to me Hal Gill is a pretty unique player, in terms of the way his career has developed. In broad strokes, this is what I think of when I think of Gill: * A guy who brings almost no discernable talent to the table, other than size. * A guy who, at more than one juncture of his career, was written off as being too slow/too lumbering/too talentless to remain in the NHL. * A guy who, despite these criticisms, emerged, later in his career, as a playoff performer (relatively) and defensive bulwark in multiple post-seasons. * Stanley Cup winner. Now, please note that I am not saying Hal Gill is a great player. But I have been trying to think of another player with a similar career progression and haven't come up with anything. The closest may be Uwe Krupp; but, unlike Gill who seems to get better with age, Krupp basically imploded after signing with Detroit. Thoughts?