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Oscar Klefbom On Ex-Teammate Taylor Hall

from Bruce McCurdy of the Edmont Journal,

Funny how tongues seem to loosen a bit when European players go home and do interviews in their native languages. Fans of the Edmonton Oilers have seen this in the past with the likes of Nail Yakupov and Linus Omark. The latest such comes from defenceman Oscar Klefbom, attributed with a controversial take on Taylor Hall in this revelation from Ola Winther of the website HockeySverige.se:

This tidbit was one part of a much longer interview with Klefbom, who also provided some comments on the state of his own health, a critical item going forward. More on that in a minute. Let’s start with quotes specific to the Taylor Hall trade for Adam Larsson, even as said quotes are somewhat garbled by the ever-adventurous Google Translate:

I think the team has improved. We already have so many promising forwards and we did not really have a peak reverse is rightare. I also think Adam gets a real breakthrough this year and hopefully I get the chance to play with him and forming chemistry.
– At the same time, I understand the reactions.Taylor has been our best player in recent years, but it’s also hard to tell what he has contributed.He never played his best games against the tougher teams, which we really needed it.However, he was fantastic when we met the little worse law.

A request for translation from an actual Swede has been placed, but let’s try to work through that. 

continued and always remember, things can get lost in translation...

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