Since Hall went down I admit my interest in the Edmonton Oilers has plummeted. RNH is a fantastic rookie, and it's great to see him(and Eberle for that matter) thriving on the Hall-less team, but the difference between the Oilers lining up with Hall vs without are astonishing, and not in a good way.
At times like this I feel safe evaluating the 2011-2012 Edmonton Oilers:
With Hall: 6th place and win 1 round in playoffs.
Without Hall: 12 place, just out of the lottery.
This is why it was frustrating when Hall went down against the Avalanche. In the flash of an eye the Oilers became a struggling hockey team...a good one potentially, but just not right now.
Cam Barker get well soon!
Linus Omark get well soon!
PS: Anyone else notice that Taylor Hall looks like Gumby?