On Tuesday, the Edmonton Oilers lost in regulation for the 41st time this season– and their leading scorer expressed frustration over what’s been another miserable campaign. “We’re all struggling with the fact we’re 29th [place, in the NHL] and not in the spot we want to be. We just have to stay as positive as we can,” Taylor Hall said, per the Edmonton Journal. “I think it’s safe to say this has been the toughest year out of the four I’ve faced — just with the expectations we had coming in and the way that we’ve played has let everyone, including ourselves, down.” Hall — who’s having another terrific offensive season, with 72 points in 69 games — is one of the few Oilers to have met expectations this year. It’s almost a shame to watch the first overall pick at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft have his efforts wasted; tied with Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin on the league’s scoring leaderboard, Hall has delivered throughout the year while the team around him is, for lack of a better word, bad. The way Hall has produced offensively is worth mentioning, though, especially in light of what head coach Dallas Eakins had to say earlier in the week.
Hall: Oilers have ‘let everyone, including ourselves, down’
Pro Hockey Talk | Apr 2