I mentioned this awhile back and last night was an excellent example: as time rolls on, Taylor Hall is going to take care of Taylor Hall.
Back when we talked about getting some muscle up front (Bullets and Bad Guys) I wrote:
- Hall looks like the most likely guy to emerge as his own enforcer. I think we can see that now, the kid is getting frustrated by the chops and hacks, and sooner or later he’s going to do something about it. As predictable as the weather.
From LA KIngs Insider this morning comes this from Drew Doughty:
- I didn’t really think there was a rivalry. I was trying to make the hit and he nailed me in the nose, so obviously I was a little (upset) about it, but once I got back out there, it wasn’t about getting back at him. I was just playing hard and trying to not let him get a goal.”
Which must have been why he was chasing #4 to the blueline in the third period of a one goal game last night. It’s going to get really good here soon.