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Taylor Hall Has The Winning Attitude Once Again

from Jason Gregor of the Edmonton Journal,

Winning was all Taylor Hall knew prior to joining the Edmonton Oilers.

He won the under-18 world hockey championship with Canada in 2008 and back-to-back Memorial Cups (including MVP honours) with the Windsor Spitfires in 2009-10.

But over the past five seasons, no one in the National Hockey League has experienced more losing than Hall and his Oilers teammate Jordan Eberle.

That’s why the recent world championship was such a special treat for Hall and Eberle, who not only won the gold medal, but also had the pleasure of playing on a line with Sidney Crosby and worked with new Oilers coach Todd McLellan. Hall scored the most even-strength goals in the tournament and was named an all-star.

“You kind of forget how fun it is to be a part of a group of guys who win and have results,” Hall said. “And it’s not an insult to anyone in the (Oilers) organization or anything, but it just didn’t happen for us the past five years.

“To end the season like that and to go into the summer feeling good not only about yourself, but what you can bring to a team, is a really good feeling.”

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