I'm in the vast minority who actually like him. I think if it comes to moving one of the kid defenders, he may end up being the odd man out. But I think his game is badly underrated. He's the kind of guy you need one of.
I actually like him too, he is physical ,is a shot blocker ,is solid defensively , has shown flashes of offensive potential. At this point Sanheim is still questionable defensively, Myers isn't ready and Morin a big question mark. Right now , Haag is probably our second best dman at actually playing defense.
I've always valued Hagg higher than most I've seen in fandom. I've always thought he could develop into a well rounded defender, never great at any one particular thing, so somebody who will likely be retainable at a decent market value. You need d-men like that in general in order to keep your higher end d-men talent in the salary cap era. I'm glad he is getting some recognition.
I've always cheered for those who do yeoman's work and I think Hagg is a good example.
You can count me in the group that like Hagg and what he brings to the team. Most of it is i know what his limits are and am ok with it.
He makes the team harder to play against. He is solid in his own zone. And still has room to improve which i think he will continue to do.
He has an under rated wrist shot that is pretty accurate...he may need to use it more in the future. It would be nice to see him get a steady partner.
Every team needs a Hagg and he has a