by Lisa McRitchie on 04/09/14 at 12:00 AM ET
Not one Edmonton Oiler since Doug Weight has netted 80 points in a single season, and that was the 2000/2001 season a mere 13 years ago. Now, standing at 77 points in 73 games, with 2 games to go, point per game winger Taylor Hall just might hit 80 in this his 4th NHL season, with a bottom of the league team.
Fans in Edmonton have long believed that Hall would be the team’s saviour. From the first utterance of “fall for Hall” in 2010 until today, the belief is strong that Hall will one day be the team’s captain and scoring leader. With the addition of Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov, Justin Schultz, Darnell Nurse, and the yet unpicked 2014 draft pick the belief in Hall has only increased. With added talent to the roster, the team can’t help but do better, eventually… right?
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