Taylor Hall: What An Edmonton Oiler Diehard Expects This Season

September 18th, 2010 by Salim Valji Leave a reply »
Training camps have yet to begin and yet Oiler fans are already salivating over the new faces of the franchise. 

How does this sound, "Hall down the left wing, dishes to Svensson-Paajarvi, Paajarvi drops for Eberle, and he scores!" 

Or maybe, "Hemsky with the shot, stopped, Hall in on the rebound, and puts it away top shelf!" has a nicer ring to it?

While this season promises to bring an exciting and entertaining brand of hockey to a market desperate for a jolt, what it doesn't guarantee is wins.  What it also doesn't guarantee is any amount of success for any player, regardless of seniority or hype.  

For every Alexander Ovechkin, there is an Alexandre Daigle, and for every Jaroslav Halak there is a Rick DiPietro.  So what would a diehard Oiler fan expect out of Taylor Hall, and will “The Fall For Hall,” as the Facebookers dubbed it, yield immediate dividends?

While there are no formulas to predict how any player will do, there are points to consider.  For starters, consider that Hall played this season on the best team in Canadian Junior Hockey, the Windsor Spitfires.  The ave ...

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