We’ve been waiting for clues about which player Edmonton will take Friday night with the first overall pick. We may have lucked into a clue from Dan Tencer’s twitter last night. Here are two tweets:
- According to MacGregor, the Taylor/Tyler decision has absolutely been made and he and Steve Tambellini are in total agreement.
- MacGregor says he stayed pretty true to the same way of thinking through the whole process…didn’t get swayed back and forth between guys.
Those two statements lead me to believe Taylor Hall will be an Oiler Friday night. Hall was the clear #1 at the beginning of the season, made the WJ team, ripped off a 106 point season and tied for the league scoring title despite missing 11 OHL regular season games, and then ran roughshod over the post-season competition. His Memorial Cup G1 performance–in which he looked badly injured one shift and then scored a beauty goal the next–must have been icing on the cake.
We won’t know until the name is announced, but Pat Quinn’s slip and the MBS comments would seem to indicate Hall is the man.
Two more sleeps.