Taylor Hall watched the Edmonton Oilers try to rebuild through the draft and youth during his first six seasons in the NHL, but it never led to a playoff berth.

Now in a new situation with the Devils, he sees the team doing something similar, but he's not expecting the same outcome.

While the Devils are also looking internally to keep building the team back into a contender, Hall has more optimism that it can be successful in New Jersey.

"That's what they tried to do in Edmonton. It didn't quite work out, but I think the drafting here, if you look at the track record the past couple years, there's some pretty good players already," Hall said. "That's exciting for me, that's exciting for our organization."