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The voices up north have spoken …

Posted By DJ Bean On May 27, 2010 @ 3:55 pm In General | 1 Comment

That’s not a religious reference, but an indication that media outlets/fans/bloggers in Canada have been dishing opinion after opinion on the Taylor Hall/Tyler Seguin debate. The overarching expectation with less than a month to go until the draft appears to be that the Edmonton Oilers should take Hall first overall.

Oilers fans and writers alike think Hall will land in Edmonton. (AP)

Oilers fans and writers alike think Hall will land in Edmonton. (AP)

This Stephen Knight story in the Vancouver Sun [1] touches on how Hall jumped ahead of the top-ranked Seguin with his outstanding Memorial Cup play. Knight writes:

“Although it’s not Canadian to admit that you wanted to show how wrong the Central Scouting Bureau was, you have to think there’s a little bit of Hall that was looking up to the scouts’ box and saying, ‘What else would you like? Is this good enough?’”

Hall’s popularity among Oilers fans [2] skyrocketed during the tournament, during which one poster on the team’s discussion board wrote, “I truly believe that Seguin not playing in the Memorial Cup is hurting his chances for going #1 in the draft even though there is nothing he could have done about it.” Another wrote that, “if the Oilers pass up on Hall, I’m done as a fan.”

One interesting thread gaining momentum is one about what the Oilers could demand from the Bruins [3] in a trade for the first overall pick. Some fans feel GM Steve Tambellini could ask for the second overall pick, the 15th overall pick, and top center prospect Joe Colborne. It might not get more far-fetched than that.


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[1] This Stephen Knight story in the Vancouver Sun: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Hall+looking+like+could+Oiler/3077903/story.html

[2] popularity among Oilers fans: http://forums.oilers.nhl.com/index.php?/topic/8724-cherry-says-taylor-hall-franchise-playeredm-will-love-him/

[3] what the Oilers could demand from the Bruins: http://fans.oilers.nhl.com/topic/8578/t/Boston------switch-draft-positions.html

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