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Taylor vs. Tyler all over again in Boston

Nov 10, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin

If you’ve missed the fever pitch that was the Taylor Hall vs. Tyler Seguin debate that raged before the 2010 draft, today is your lucky day. With the Oilers in Boston to take on the Bruins, we’ll get to relive the fun of the debate all over again by seeing the two top picks from that draft face off against each other.

The difference between when they faced each other last season and this one is that they’re both finally primary players for their teams. Seguin has evolved into one of Boston’s best scoring threats. With eight goals and seven assists, he’s the Bruins’ top guy in points. Not bad for a 19 year-old kid on the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Hall, meanwhile, is picking up where he left off last season and now he’s teamed up on a line with his fellow youngsters in Jordan Eberle and 2011 top pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. While Nugent-Hopkins is getting all the headlines this year (he’s second on the Oilers in scoring), Hall continues just roll along and do his thing.

While the Oilers and Bruins will forever be compared thanks to these two players thanks to wondering if they each made the right choice in the draft, they’re both at least making sure their teams aren’t having any regrets for the time being. Here’s to hoping the kids put on a show tonight.

  1. Obi Wan Canubi - Nov 10, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    This is a tough one, it is like the comparing Crosby and Ovechkin(sp?) or all the way back to Gretz and Lemieux, both players are progressing well. This year seems to have reversed fortunes for the players, in 2010 Seguin had so much around him he was not forced to produce, while this season Seguin seems to be Bostons only weapon and the go to guy so his numbers are somewhat inflated or more reflective of his talent.

    Likewise, Hall seemed to have more pressure last season to be the #1 that they drafted and take the reigns of the team. Jordan Eberle was producing last year, but quietly. THis season with such a chemistry between Hall, RNH and Ebs the trio is tossing the puck around and all three young guns are producing points night in and night out for the Oilers.

    As a diehard Edmonton fan living in Boston it is great for me to have this rivalry of top talents that have that great 2010 debate link. I am happy to have Hall and think they made the right choice, but I do respect Seguins talent and I am happy he has developed this season.

    Tonight my brother(a Bruin diehard) will finally be able to once again have a good time in the bar with the rivals both putting out some good skaters.

    Go Oil!

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