While the Montreal Canadiens have given their rookie defenceman P.K. Subban a dose of tough love, sitting him five times this season, the Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall has played all 58 games. There have been no healthy scratch nights, like another highly-rated rookie Tyler Seguin in Boston, who'll be here with the Bruins on Feb. 27. He's sat for four games. "There was one game this year (Carolina, 8:47 ice-time) where Taylor had to get acquainted with the end of the bench," said Oilers' coach Tom Renney. "That's the closest I've come (to not playing him to making him a scratch). I can't, for a minute, think of a time other than that once where I thought of putting him in a seat in the press box. Taylor brings a high level of hockey sense every night." The 7-2 drubbing in Carolina on Nov. 9 was the only time Hall's had less than 10 minutes ice-time. The second lowest was 12:19 against Nashville on Feb. 7. In only three other games (Columbus, Oct. 28, 13:27; Florida, Oct. 10, 15:22; and Vancouver, Jan. 7, 15:30) has Hall been under 16 minutes. He's averaging 18:21.
More ice-time for Hall than Seguin
Edmonton Journal | Feb 18