TAYLOR HALL NEWS

The case for Dallas Eakins

  View image | gettyimages.com The list of speculated new Flyers coaches grew by one over the weekend, as Sportsnet's Damian Cox reported the team's interest in hiring former Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins. It's easy to look at a coach like Eakins and be skeptical. After all, he didn't accomplish anything but last-place finishes with the Copper and Blue, as well as a mid-season...
Via Flyerdelphia
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers hire Peter Chiarelli as president of hockey operations, GM

The Edmonton Oilers announced Friday that Peter Chiarelli has been appointed president of hockey operations and general manager. Chiarelli was fired as the general manager of the Boston Bruins less than two weeks ago.  He served in that role for the past eight seasons, guiding the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals twice during his tenure in Boston, including winning the Stanley...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The biggest disappointments from the NHL 2014-15 regular season

It’s time to look back and reflect on the 2014-15 regular season. Sure, the playoffs are just heating up, but it’s important to remember some of the biggest and most disappointing story lines from the 82-game campaign. Which players and teams failed to rise to the challenge? Columbus Blue Jackets NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 06: Artem Anisimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The biggest disappointments from the NHL 2014-15 regular season

It’s time to look back and reflect on the 2014-15 regular season. Sure, the playoffs are just heating up, but it’s important to remember some of the biggest and most disappointing story lines from the 82-game campaign. Which players and teams failed to rise to the challenge? Columbus Blue Jackets NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 06: Artem Anisimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned: Reconsidering the Edmonton Oilers’ failures (Puck Daddy)

(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) There are a great many things for which the Edmonton Oilers can, are, and should be criticized over the last decade. A great many things. But...
Via Philly Sports Live
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers win the Connor MacDavid sweepstakes

On Saturday the NHL held the lottery for the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. For a look at how the lottery works, the rules and procedure can be found here. The rules give the team at the bottom of the standings in the regular season the greatest odds to win the first overall pick. This has caused teams in a rebuilding phase to tank to the bottom of the standings...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Win Draft Lottery, What Now?

  Congratulations Connor McDavid, you’re about to be an Edmonton Oiler. Cheer up, will you? For the fourth time in six years, the ping pong balls went the Oilers’ way and they won the right to make the first overall selection at this year’s NHL Draft on June 26th. What does this mean for the Ottawa Senators? First of all, it’s fantastic to see McDavid land outside the...
Via The 6th Sens
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers win top pick in 2015 NHL Draft

The Edmonton Oilers will pick first in the 2015 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. The Oilers, who had an 11.5 percent chance to win the first pick, will likely select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid on June 26 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The Buffalo Sabres, who had the worst record in the NHL this season and best chance to win the lottery...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A about the tank in Edmonton with @NewWaveOil from @CopperandBlue

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 03: Taylor Hall #4 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on January 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) So, I’m really over the tank vs. anti-tank at this point. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pro-tanking, but I’m also Pro-STFU. To act like this is some sort of telethon where certain folks...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Edmonton Oilers the NHL’s Worst Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Taylor...
Via TopSportsReport
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall injured, Oilers tank effort is on

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Go figure, the day after I write that the Edmonton Oilers don’t deserve Connor McDavid, they may have been put in the best possible position to actually land him. They were already bad as it was, but now they’ll be without their best player: Taylor Hall will miss the next 4-6 weeks, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. No official word from EDM...
Via Sports-Glory
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall injured, Oilers tank effort is on

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY SportsGo figure, the day after I write that the Edmonton Oilers don’t deserve Connor McDavid, they may have been put in the best possible position to actually land him. They were already bad as it was, but now they’ll be without their best player: Taylor Hall will miss the next 4-6 weeks, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. No official word from EDM yet...
Via Sports-Glory
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers don’t deserve to draft Connor McDavid

With as much talk as there has been about all the contenders in the NHL and just who might skate away with the 2015 Stanley Cup, there has been just as much conversation on the other side of the spectrum. Being at the bottom of the standings is the thing to do this season, with the 2015 NHL Draft being the one where holding a top pick is a coup. That’s what happens when there...
Via Sports-Glory
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Up With The Mess In Edmonton?

View image | gettyimages.com Rewind from today and go back to the end of the 2010 NHL season. The Edmonton Oilers had just finished off their worst season in 35 years with just 62 points and used the first overall pick to grab Taylor Hall. Another last place finish the following season would give the Oilers a second chance at the first overall pick, this time electing to go with...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyle’s highlight reel goal lifts Wild to huge 2-1 win over Edmonton

ST PAUL, MN – MARCH 11: Taylor Hall #4 of the Edmonton Oilers controls the puck against Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild during the overtime period of the game on March 11, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Oilers defeated the Wild 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) I hope the little All Star break was relaxing for fans as...
Via State of Hockey News
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The obligatory Taylor Hall post

After the Edmonton Oilers fired Dallas Eakins, club GM Craig MacTavish said that no one is untouchable on the Oilers. Immediately, rumors started to fly that Taylor Hall was on the block, as the return he could net would bring in many valuable assets that would fill multiple holes. In Hall, the acquiring team would […] The post The obligatory Taylor Hall post appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall linked to Penguins according to hockey insiders

View image | gettyimages.com On Tuesday night’s Insider trading the Penguins were linked to Taylor Hall. [ 25 Stanley ] The article is in french but here is the rough translation: Pierre Lebrun took care of the star player the Oilers believe exchanged. According to theinsider , the two teams to watch are the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins.However, given the importance...
Via The Pensblog
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

This Oilers trade proposal from Damien Cox is ridiculous

Taylor Hall is (inexplicably) on the trade block right now as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to blow their franchise up everywhere but where they should, which is the front office. Of course, when hockey fans hear that one of the game’s best forwards might be trade bait, they salivate and throw around proposals that they hope their teams will pull off for a little more scoring punch...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

This Oilers trade proposal from Damien Cox is ridiculous

Taylor Hall is (inexplicably) on the trade block right now as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to blow their franchise up everywhere but where they should, which is the front office. Of course, when hockey fans hear that one of the game’s best forwards might be trade bait, they salivate and throw around proposals that they hope their teams will pull off for a little more scoring punch...
Via Bloguin Best
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Speculation: Oilers’ Taylor Hall Enters Rumor Mill

The No. 2 pick in the 2010 NHL draft, Tyler Seguin, already has been traded by the team that selected him. Could the top pick from that draft be on the move, too? TSN’s Darren Dreger speculated Monday that Edmonton Oilers superstar Taylor Hall, the team’s best player and a top-five left winger in the league, could be “in play” before the trade deadline or around the 2015...
Via NESN.com
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers may be ready to shop Taylor Hall

The Edmonton Oilers are a fascinating group to follow. Perhaps the most mismanaged franchise the sport has seen in recent memory is reportedly preparing to shop around Taylor Hall. This comes from a new report from Darren Dreger who believes the Oilers are ready to deal the talented young forward. Dreger said he believes Taylor Hall will be shopped/discussed. Said Hall isn't willing...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers may be ready to shop Taylor Hall

The Edmonton Oilers are a fascinating group to follow. Perhaps the most mismanaged franchise the sport has seen in recent memory is reportedly preparing to shop around Taylor Hall. This comes from a new report from Darren Dreger who believes the Oilers are ready to deal the talented young forward. Dreger said he believes Taylor Hall will be shopped/discussed. Said Hall isn't willing...
Via Bloguin Best
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Taylor Hall Does Not Need Two Skates To Play Hockey

Well here’s something you don’t see every day. Apparently Taylor Hall didn’t have time to put his skate back on in the locker room after getting it sharpened before the end of the intermission so he went on the ice without one of his skates and tied it on the bench. [@myregularface] The post Oilers’ Taylor Hall Does Not Need Two Skates To Play Hockey appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Oilers buy a win on Black Friday?

Against the St. Louis Blues? Probably not. Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle are slumping. Taylor Hall looks like he may be playing through an injury of some sort. Oh, and the team's on an eight-game losing skid and their defensive core is currently a carousel of healthy scratches and demotions. Speaking of Hall, he made it very clear to TSN analyst Ryan Rishaug that coaching was not the...
Via Puckrant.com
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Injury Update: Taylor Hall will be returning tonight

The Edmonton Oilers have officially confirmed that left-winger Taylor Hall will be returning from his knee injury and playing in the lineup Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes. #184237706 / gettyimages.com Hall sustained his knee injury on November 1st, when he crashed into the goal post in a three to two loss to the Vancouver Canucks. An MRI revealed he strained the MCL in his...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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