Ever since Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson occurred prior to July 1st, 2016 the newly acquired Taylor Hall has felt a lot of anger to which has created a lot of intensity to the point that he will want to make Ray Shero a very happy Devils GM. By saying that I mean it with the strongest passion for Taylor Hall who wants to have a breakout season with the Devils and showing head coach John Hynes that Hall can someday be rewarded an A or C one day. That’s all because of Peter Chiarelli who traded him away, and what Taylor felt for that length of time that he would’ve been staying in Edmonton but there is a lot of fire and intensity when Taylor laces up the skates being so proud of the Devils (believe me he is very proud to be here with a team that wants hime here in New Jersey).
As a fan of The New Jersey Devils I feel the fan base is building around this blockbuster trade we got for Hall. We haven’t had a player of this magnitude since Kovalchuk and Parise’s departure. From the point of view I’ve seen with Adam Henrique talk to New Jersey Devils media and on social media outlets like Twitter that these guys are stoked by playing together because they were teammates with the Windsor Spitfires in The OHL.
With the World Cup of Hockey I don’t want Team Canada to summon Hall to that team if a forward gets injured because I don’t want Taylor to get injured. But at the same time I want to make sure team USA in the World Cup of Hockey is careful with how they play Kyle Palmieri, and Cory Schneider. In all seriousness with Opening Night coming up in October I want to see guys like Hall, Zajac, Palmieri, Rico, DSP, Cammalleri, Severson, Santini, Wood to build the foundation with that great chemistry for the long term stand point.
I am very sure that there will be a few bumps to smooth out with the young defense but I know with Alain Nasreddine on the defensive side of the bench will work the defenders really well, and Ryane Clowe will be the assistant coach to John Hynes as the “eye in the sky” helping feed John the tactics whether theres a breakout or there needs to be defensive adjustments in the middle of the game that’s what I want to see him execute.
To be quite honest I feel this pre-season camp will be very intense, and players will think of what Herb Brooks once said “Great moments are born with great opportunity.” I know in this situation to we the fans this sounds premature from this quote but if you’re a player this is what ambitious players will make most of to help make a team out of camp.