2010 NHL Entry Draft: Taylor Hall Goes First, Tyler Seguin Second

June 25th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
As expected, the Edmonton Oilers used the No. 1 pick to select Taylor Hall, while the Boston Bruins selected Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick.

Hall, who won back-to-back Memorial Cups and Memorial Cup MVPs, gives the Oilers a very talented offensive-minded forward who should bring a certain amount of cache and respect back to the fledgling Oilers franchise.

In Seguin, the Bruins get a player who won the OHL scoring title and is the more well-rounded of the two top picks. Given Seguin’s skillset, the Bruins feel as if he is ready to step into their everyday lineup as a top-six forward.

While I am sure that Bruins GM Peter Chirarelli received plenty of phone calls regarding the second overall pick, there was never any doubt that he would keep the pick.

Many experts have compared Seguin to Steve Yzerman—nice company, indeed.

Viewed as more of a playmaker,  Seguin scored 48 goals in just his second year as member of the Plymouth Whalers this season—eight more than Taylor Hall scored in his third year with the Windsor Spitfires.

The arrival of Seguin may very well spell the end of veteran ...

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