Hall: Devils ‘kind of battling our own fans right now’


  • New Jersey Devils star Taylor Hall was rather miffed by the chorus of boo birds coming from the Prudential Center crowd during Thursday’s 7-6 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

“We’re kind of battling our own fans right now,” Hall said, according to The Trentonian’s Mike Ashmore. “We were 1-for-3 on the power play and we are getting booed. It’s a tie game, we are getting booed.

“That’s a tough environment to play in sometimes, especially when you are at home … If you’re playing at home, you want to feed off the energy of the crowd and not let that affect you, but sometimes it does.”

  • Hall, whose two assists in the contest pushed his point total to nine in 10 games this season, is playing in the final year of his current deal and is scheduled to become one of the league’s most coveted unrestricted free agents on July 1.
  • At this point it’s anyone’s guess where Hall plays next season.
  • The 27-year-old became the first player in Devils’ history to capture the Hart Trophy after his career-best 93-point campaign in 2017-18.
  • Following an exciting offseason, the Devils sit in last place in the Metropolitan Division with only two wins over their first 10 games.
Sources & Credits: Mike Ashmore, The Score, NHL Trade Rumors
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