Found February 24, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
PLAYERS: Taylor Hall
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
The Oilers are NOT the worst team in the NHL. Well, not with respect to the amount of talent they possess. The problem in Edmonton is not a lack of talent. So what is the problem? Why does a team that perhaps possesses a Top 10 in the NHL talent-level continue to play like a last-place team? Blame whoever you want. I blame Taylor Hall. You heard me. It's all Taylor's fault. Take him out...
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