We are six days away from the NHL Trade Deadline and rumors are starting to pickup as we get closer and closer. One of the biggest names on the list is none other than Buffalo Sabres forward Taylor Hall.
After signing a one year deal during the last offseason, Taylor Hall has struggled but he’s not the only reason the Sabres suck. They are a complete mess right now and could very well trade their entire team by the deadline. There’s a few questions though when it comes to Hall. How much value does he have? Where will he end up? Is a change of scenery going to help his play?
All of those questions are questions that teams that could be interested in his services are going to have to answer. There are plenty of teams that are going to be interested and one of those teams could be the Edmonton Oilers and it would make perfect sense.
As most know Taylor Hall started his career with the Edmonton Oilers as they took him with the first overall pick back in 2010. The Oilers are currently sitting comfortably in a playoff spot in the North Division and only one point out of second place. Adding Taylor Hall to an already extremely skilled offensive team could put the Oilers in position to make a deep playoff run.
Edmonton should be in win now mode and with two of the best players in the world on their team adding another All Star would only help their chances. Just think about this line…Hall-McDavid-Draisaitl. Those three together could be one of the most dangerous lines in the history of the NHL. Okay maybe that’s a little overreaction but still I wouldn’t want to be going up against a team with those three in the playoffs.
Edmonton has the assets to give up to get Hall as well. Plus it may not take all that much to get him since his contract is up and his performance has been lackluster. So I think the possibility of this reunion makes too much sense not to happen. I’m sure Hall is going to be dealt before the deadline it’s just a matter of where he ends up. I expect him to start being held out of the lineup for the next few games to prevent injury. Whoever gets Hall could end up getting a very refreshed superstar who will be looking to prove he can help a team win a Stanley Cup.