TAYLOR HALL NEWS

Believe it or not, Connor McDavid is Under-hyped

There is little doubt that first overall NHL draft pick Connor McDavid is one of the most hyped prospects in recent years, both in hockey and the sports world at large. He is regularly compared to Sidney Crosby, and has even been thrown into the same conversation as Wayne Gretzky as the next "Great One" to lead the Edmonton Oilers to Stanley Cup glory. Hype itself is impossible...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall recognize each other's speed

Two Edmonton Oilers first-overall picks got a sneak peak of each other out on the ice, and both really, really liked what they saw. “It was cool, just to get a sense of how fast he is," Edmonton Oilers' forward Connor McDavid said of team mate Taylor Hall.  "You watch him on TV, but it’s a whole different story live.” And Hall had some equally nice things to say about McDavid...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

McDavid skates with Oilers teammate Taylor Hall for 1st time

TORONTO (AP) Connor McDavid has finally started playing with his Edmonton Oilers teammates - well, at least two of them. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft joined Oilers teammates Taylor Hall and Darnell Nurse on Monday at a practice for a preseason mini-tournament in midtown Toronto. It was the first time future linemates Hall and McDavid skated together, and the young center...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB 2015 Community Mock Draft: Edmonton Oilers

Welcome to the first day of the Pensblog Community Mock Draft.  Here is our draft order: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefish Buffalo SabresJonathanKabana Arizona Coyoteskingling43 Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22 Carolina Hurricansjaschiff New Jersey Devilskbennett Philadelphia Flyers304Yinzer...
Via The Pensblog
June 08, 2015  |  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
April 24, 2015  |  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
April 20, 2015  |  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
April 20, 2015  |  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
April 19, 2015  |  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
April 18, 2015  |  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

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

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

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 Bloguin Best
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

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 Bloguin Best
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 Puck Drunk Love
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

Oilers Injury Update: Taylor Hall skates with team

A sign of encouragement was spotted at Edmonton Oilers practice today. Forward Taylor Hall was present and on the ice for the team's skate around Thursday morning, according to The Score. #459474007 / gettyimages.com Hall, 22, has been out since November 1st when he crashed into a goal post in a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Hall was seen wearing a knee brace but reiterated...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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