Taylor Hall took Ryan Nugent-Hopkins out for dinner Friday evening.

He didn't say if the name John Tavares came up or if they talked about his get-rich-quick plan.

Tavares was the No. 1 pick in the NHL Entry Draft in 2009, Hall in 2010 and Nugent-Hopkins in 2011.

Just prior to going to training camp with the New York Islanders, Tavares signed a six-year, $33-million extension on his entry level contract. That's $5.5 million a year.

Tavares had 24 goals and 54 points in his rookie year and 29 goals and 67 points last year.

Hall had 22 goals and 43 points despite missing the last 17 games of the season in his rookie year.

Hockey salaries are negotiated these days using "comparibles." Tavares will be Hall's comparable.