Taylor Hall, with every appearance, imposes himself more and more on hockey games.

In the last week alone there is every evidence, whether by intent or not, he's making a charge for the Calder.

While the 19-year-old has consistently said it's about who becomes the best hockey player in his career, not who becomes the best player in his first year, it's now there for him.

Instead of the question of whether Taylor Hall could be in the final three for the June 22 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, the question is now if he might be the one to win it?

With a quarter of the season to go, the only No. 1 pick in the history of the Edmonton Oilers has put himself in position to catch Jeff Skinner for the rookie scoring crown and an opportunity to become the first NHL Rookie of the Year in team history as well.

"I'd certainly endorse him 100%," said head coach Tom Renney, returning to town after Hall led the team to a fourth win in the last five games the night before in Colorado.

"In our circumstances, with our record ..."