August 24 2012 09:22AM
Taylor Hall is a terrific young player and I don't have much doubt that, in the context of "market value" in today's NHL, he will be worth every penny of the $42 million big stack the Edmonton Oilers will pay him during the seven-year extension they just signed him to.
August 23 2012 04:36PM
WTF? No new articles on the Nation today? We will expertly stick handle this opportunity with a real think piece on just how far the Oilers have come economically with their signing yesterday of Taylor Hall. You may not have realized it but the Oilers are officially now a Have in a league of Haves and Have Nots.
We are just iced out with swag up here aren't we Gucci Mane ft Souljaboy? BRRRR indeed.
August 22 2012 12:38PM
WHOOOOWEEEE Taylor Hall Ladies and Gentlemen!
August 22 2012 11:07AM
The Edmonton Oilers have procured boatloads of elite level young talent. That requires a loyal fanbase, an owner willing to buy in (or in this case suggest) on a rebuild, an effective scouting group and time. To build a winner, there are a few other elements.
August 21 2012 09:58AM
Nail Yakupov (Resolute/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0)
The Edmonton Oilers have had a pretty good summer, all things considered. Nail Yakupov is a nice addition to the group of talented young forwards already on the team. Justin Schultz is exactly the sort of player the team needs – a top prospect in the same age range as the current cluster, the kind of guy who should help a bit now and a lot more over the long haul. Bringing back veteran forward Ryan Smyth helps.
For all the good, however, things could have been better.