Ultimately, most of today will centre around Taylor Hall talk. How dirty is Taylor Hall? How many games suspension will Taylor Hall get? I’m not too sure on the first, since I don’t know Taylor Hall. The only thing I know for sure about Taylor Hall is that he bears a striking resemblance to the stoner that worked electronics the summer I worked in the warehouse of a large Canadian retail chain. I don’t think that on those qualifications that I know enough about Hall to discuss his personality or intentions with regard to his hit on Cal Clutterbuck Thursday night:
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Posted by Cam Charron under Court of Public Opinion, Taylor Hall on Feb 22, 2013
Posted by Cam Charron under Analysis, Edmonton Oilers, Taylor Hall on Aug 27, 2012
There are probably some perfectly legitimate reasons to be fearful of Taylor Hall’s development, and they’ll probably be discussed in certain detail (hey, here we are now).
The thing that particularly worries me about Hall is that he’s already missed 37 games due to various injuries in his young career; his ankle, shoulder and head have all suffered at one point or another. Does that make his contract extension all the more risky?
It probably won’t take much to convince readers that Hall is the superior player on the Edmonton Oilers. Hall scores at a higher rate and generates more pucks towards the net than Jordan Eberle, the other star forward in Edmonton up for contract renegotiation. These are their base statistics pro-rated over 82 games assuming 16:30 of ice time per game:
Hall scores a little bit more, doesn’t need an absurd shooting percentage to do it, (forwards who have shot between 15-16% in their first two years tend to lose a couple of percentage points) and generates nearly a full shot more. The Oilers also do much better at even strength in generating and preventing scoring chances when Hall is on the ice.
Posted by Cam Charron under Analysis, Edmonton Oilers, Jordan Eberle, NHLPA, One Man's Opinion, Taylor Hall on Aug 24, 2012
No, it isn’t the appropriate split of hockey-related revenue between the NHL and NHLPA, it’s something far more general and less specific to the actual problems facing the National Hockey League.
It’s the assist. I never really “got” the assist. Sure, I’ve used assists, and by proxy, points, as a marker for a hockey player’s offensive talent, but it seems rather simplistic and arbitrary. Why “two” assists? At what point did the hockey establishment decide that “two” passes before a goal was a perfectly acceptable way of conveying participation in the play?
A lot of television analysts, a lot of whom would probably shy away from the use of modern analytical tools such as Corsi or TOIQualComp, use numbers quite often in their assessment of players. It was a big thing this week when Taylor Hall got his contract extension, analysts were using Jordan Eberle’s point totals to argue that he ought to get a similar deal.
Posted by Justin Bourne under Edmonton Oilers, News, Taylor Hall on Aug 22, 2012
From The Man himself comes news out of Edmonton today:
Taylor Hall’s agent Paul Krepelka has concluded negotiations with EDM on a 7-year extension that will pay Hall $6M per year.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) August 22, 2012
That takes Taylor Hall until the year 2020, when he’ll become a an unrestricted free agent. I assume by then he’ll be working a hovercar into his next deal.
The cap hit is fairly difficult to judge right now based on a couple factors: Read the rest of this entry »