Injury has marked the seasons of Taylor Hall, Taylor Fedun and Tyler Pitlick, three young Edmonton Oilers properties, but all three have shown good-to-excellent signs in their play with the Oklahoma City Barons. After off-season shoulder surgery, Hall took a few games to get his timing back, but now looks like the old Hall, a scoring chance machine. He's part of a line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle that is so consistent and efficient in manufacturing chances and goals that they should be known as the Assembly Line. Last year in the NHL, Hall and Eberle both chipped in on a team-leading 5.2 scoring chances per game. In his eight games in the weaker American Hockey League, Hall has averaged 6.5 chances per game. He's just behind Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins, both at 6.8 chances per game, and the slick Justin Schultz, who has chipped in on a team-leading 7.2 chances per game.
Cult of Hockey: Two Taylors and one Tyler all show promising signs in OKC
Edmonton Journal | Nov 25