Edmonton Oilers trade Taylor Hall to New Jersey Devils for Adam Larsson

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-06-29

The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday in exchange for defenceman Adam Larsson. Hall, the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, had 26 goals and 39 assists in 82 games last season. In 381 career NHL games with the Oilers, the 2016 all-star has 328 points (132-196) and has led the team in scoring in three of the last four seasons. Hall, 24, won silver for Canada at the 2010 world junior championship and won gold at the last two world hockey championships. Larsson, meanwhile, had 18 points (3-15) in 82 games last season for the Devils, who confirmed the deal in a news release. The 23-year-old Swede has played parts of five seaso

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Can we make any sense of the Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson trade?

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2016-06-29

For a fleeting moment, before P.K. Subban, Shea Weber and Steven Stamkos stole the spotlight, Wednesday’s blockbuster trade between the Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils was the off-season’s biggest story. Left winger Taylor Hall for defenseman Adam Larsson. One player for the other. No salary retained. The transaction was…poorly received by the Edmonton Oilers fanbase judging by the social media response. “Worst trade in NHL history” isn’t a term tossed about lightly, but it popped up repeatedly. Taylor Hall is among the best left wingers in the game, blessed with major speed and scoring ability. He was the first overall pick of the 2010 draft. His 0.86 p

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Yes, the Oilers Lost the Taylor Hall Trade

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-06-29

Taylor Hall was Traded. It Actually Happened It’s too soon to make a judgement. Adam Larsson is the right-handed defenceman the Oilers desperately needed. He’s only 23 years-old, a former fourth overall pick. He signed a six-year contract in 2o15, and costs just over $4 million per season. He may end up being a perfect fit in Edmonton. He moves the puck well, and can quarterback the powerplay. He’s a physical player, and is a classic shutdown d-man. He plays big minutes and certainly has the potential to be a top-pairing guy. Larsson really is what the Oilers need. I just don’t like the cost he came at. Taylor Hall is a top-five left winger in the NHL. He is an elite

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ADAM LARSSON

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-06-29

I have seen Adam Larsson play for the New Jersey Devils, but could not begin to attempt a useful description of him. I am blessed with a plethora of smart people in a wide network of hockey people and one of them is Todd Cordell. I asked the questions, answers below belong to Todd. Larsson plays the tough minutes based on the published numbers. Is he effective in that role? Yes absolutely. His numbers weren’t very good in terms of CF% but that was as much a team issue as it was with him. Of the four Devils’ blue liners to play more than 1,000 minutes at 5 v 5 last season none allowed fewer shot attempts against per 60 minutes than Larsson despite playing heavy defensive minutes

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Edmonton Oilers trade Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson of the New Jersey Devils

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-06-29

The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday in exchange for defenceman Adam Larsson.

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Cult of Hockey: "This team is doing a bang up job alienating their entire fanbase" — Twitter boils over with news of Taylor Hall trade

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-06-29

Peter Chiarelli made a deal with the Devils on Wednesday, sending Edmonton Oilers star left wing Taylor Hall to New Jersey in a one-for-one deal for right defenceman Adam Larsson. Take Our Poll Needless to say, reaction was swift and it was harsh. (See results of the above poll for details) Soon enough it was intermingled with reaction to annother massive one-for-one trade, this one ivolving two right-shooting defencemen, P.K. Subban and Shea Weber, with a lot higher profile than Adam Larsson. Let’s begin with this call and response from a pair of Oilogosphere icons: James Mirtle, the Globe & Mail: It’s official. It’s… the Oilers. Travis Yost, TSN Hockey Analyt

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Twitter Reaction: Stamkos, Subban, Hall, Weber insanity

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-06-29

Well, that was insane, no? Here are some of the best tweets from Wednesday afternoon’s hockey news explosion. Stamkos stays. Hall leaves. And P.K. Subban and Shea Weber switch sides. All of this occurred in roughly 30 minutes. Everything happened. Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton right now: pic.twitter.com/STOsQkDxQi — Caroline Cameron (@SNCaroline) June 29, 2016 On the P.K. Subban–for–Shea Weber trade: Welcome to Smashville! #predspride pic.twitter.com/HT7ETcX2DN — Predators Team Store (@PredsProShop) June 29, 2016 Just spoke to Subban "I'll be @CanadiensMTL for life.Really happy to be going to a team that wants me in @PredsNHL." @NHL @NHLNetwork — K

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BREAKING: Oilers Trade Taylor Hall For Adam Larsson

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-06-29

The Edmonton Oilers have traded F Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for D Adam Larsson. There are no other pieces in this deal, it’s just a one-for-one trade. The #Oilers have acquired defenceman Adam Larsson from the @NJDevils in exchange for forward Taylor Hall. pic.twitter.com/cmJqz7Do73 — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 29, 2016 Edmonton acquires it’s top-four RHD, but gives up one of the best left wingers in the NHL. To say this is a tough day for Oiler fans would be an understatement. The team has traded it’s second best player for yet another “maybe” on the defensive side of things. Adam Larsson is a good NHL’er, there is no

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Who the Canucks are targeting in free agency, and why

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-06-29

For at least 12 months the Vancouver Canucks have been keeping their eye on this week. When the club was relatively quiet during the 2016 free agent frenzy, general manager Jim Benning specifically noted that next summer his club would have the cap space to do more significant renovations to the roster. And now ‘next summer’ has arrived. Vancouver has the salary cap space to be major players when the market opens on July 1. Having bought out depth forward Chris Higgins this week, the Canucks have more than $10 million in available cap space under the upper limit and the flexibility to shop for luxury items on the unrestricted free agent market. With 12 NHL-level forwards, six NHL-level

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Who the Canucks are targeting in free agency, and why

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-06-29

For at least 12 months the Vancouver Canucks have been keeping their eye on this week. When the club was relatively quiet during the 2016 free agent frenzy, general manager Jim Benning specifically noted that next summer his club would have the cap space to do more significant renovations to the roster. And now ‘next summer’ has arrived. Vancouver has the salary cap space to be major players when the market opens on July 1. Having bought out depth forward Chris Higgins this week, the Canucks have more than $10 million in available cap space under the upper limit and the flexibility to shop for luxury items on the unrestricted free agent market. With 12 NHL-level forwards, six NHL-level

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