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Report: Oilers discuss contract extension with Taylor Hall

Aug 13, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

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The Edmonton Oilers haven’t reaped huge rewards from drafting first overall three years in a row just yet, but they’ll need to start paying extra for the privilege soon.

Taylor Hall is about to enter the third and final year of his entry-level deal, so the Oilers are free to sign him to a contract extension.

TSN’s Ryan Rishaug reports that the two sides have “resumed preliminary talks” with Hall on a new deal.

The aggressive winger improved on his rookie totals with 27 goals and 53 points last season, but he was limited to 61 games after playing 65 in 2010-11.

Hall hopes to bounce back from shoulder surgery next season, whether he already signed a contract extension or not.

 

  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Aug 13, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    This is a tough extension, what do you base his new contract on? Potential? Results so far? Combination of both? Hall has shown he’s a talented young player, but he’s missed so much time due to injury, this is a tricky contract for both sides, in the end I think the Oilers will base it more on potential in the hopes that they’re finally on to something and he’ll be the leader of that.

  2. 19inarow - Aug 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Tavares’ contract extension should be the benchmark, at $5.5 per for 6 years. Those are very manageable numbers when you’re setting a team precedent, and especially when you’ve got more rising stars on the way.

    • hockeyflow33 - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:50 AM

      I don’t think so because he had a solid track record;82, 79 and 82 games played in the first 3 years.

      Missing nearly 1/4 of his games makes it quite difficult to say

  3. TheNaturalMevs - Aug 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    When Hall is on the ice, he’s the best player on the ice and he’s only going to get better.

    Edmonton has nothing to lose here.

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