I refuse to be optimistic about the Oilers' prospects this year, because that's just lead to heartbreak and sadness the past 8 years. I'll settle for incremental improvements overall and some good bounce back seasons for guys like Yakupov and Schultz. Hopefully Hall continues to be a fucking beast as he has been for the past 3 years and stays healthy, RNH makes another step and puts up 60+ points, Eberle does the same, and the several signings we made don't blow the fuck up in our faces.
Maybe this will be the year that Hall gets his due in terms of recognition around the league. I don't think there's a lot of people aware of shit like this:
Source: http://oilersnation.com/2014/9/16/ha...nished-productHall's 130 points over the past two seasons are the 6th most the NHL, trailing only Crosby (160), Ryan Getzlaf (136), Ovechkin (135), Claude Giroux (134) and Phil Kessel (132).
During those two years Hall is 5th in points-per-game at 1.08/game, behind Crosby (1.38), Evgeni Malkin (1.15), Steven Stamkos (1.14) and Getzlaf (1.12).