The 2010 NHL draft started out as expected. The Edmonton Oilers took this year’s “can’t miss” prospect Taylor Hall. Soon after, the Bruins picked Tyler Seguin from the Plymouth Whalers.
Hall from the Memorial Cup champ, Windsor Spitfires, seems to be the more complete player at this point. Having said that, Seguin tied Hall for total points this season with 106 points on 48 goals and 58 assists.
One could argue that Seguin is the better player having carried his Whalers to the Memorial Cup playoffs while Halls 106 points were on a much better team. Seguin was also the the #1 rated player in the draft.
In his two years with the Whalers, Seguin played 169 games, scoring 69 goals and assisting 104 times with 82 total PIMs.
It was rumored that the B’s wanted Hall but were unable to make a deal with the Oilers to get the pick. Now the “problem” for the Bruins is they have just picked a center to follow Marc Savard, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron and newly aquired Greg Campbell. There are Savard trade rumors here in LA which seems strange since he recently signed that cap friendly seven year deal.
Please see our Oiler writer, Scott Pattison’s take on the Oilers #1 selection today. Sitting with him at the draft, he was very excited the Oilers took Hall.
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Written by Jim Mulligan