As has become her custom, Joanne Ireland delivered us a newsworthy item yesterday:
Taylor Hall, now skating with brace on left knee, will travel with #Oilers out east. Expects he could be back before end of four-game trip.— Joanne Ireland (@jirelandEJ) November 2, 2013
Taylor Hall expects to return within the next week from what the timeline suggest would be a sprained MCL. For Oilers team struggling to...everything, the news can only be met with one reaction:
If they're going to be competitive, the Oilers will need David Perron back from his neck flu and a physically sound Devan Dubnyk, and that's all before they straighten out the defensive situation and get Nail Yakupov back to the right side.
The season is lost, but putting the right pieces in place and giving the team a chance to win can move the franchise in the right direction. That and sacrificing a chicken to whichever god or demi-god has it in for them.