Taylor Hall had a depressing quote following the Devils worst loss of the season
- The New Jersey Devils came into the 2019-20 season with stars in their eyes.
- After generally suffering for the last several years (they’ve only made playoffs once in the last seven years in fact), newcomer P.K. Subban and 1st-overall draft pick Jack Hughes instilled a newfound confidence the fan base hadn’t felt in a long time.
- Unfortunately, it has not panned out.
- Not even slightly.
- The Devils sit 2nd last in the league with just nine wins on the season, and on Monday the team hit a new rock-bottom when they fell to the Buffalo Sabres 7-1.
- The 6-point margin in defeat is the largest they’ve had all season, and this marked the 2nd time the Devils have given up 7 goals this season to Buffalo alone.
- On top of that, superstar and former Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall appears to be on the trading block.
- While it makes sense for the team to move Hall’s expiring contract, it really emphasizes just how bad the team has been this year.
- It’s the beginning of December and they’ve already thrown in the towel.
- Following the bad beat at the hands of the Sabres, Hall opened up to the media in a very candid moment.
- Not trying to hide his emotions, Hall explained that he’s running out of things to say when it comes to their play.
“I’m running out of things to say as to why we’re playing like that,” Taylor Hall said post-game. “It’s hard. It’s a tough pill to swallow, and it’s everyone in here. It’s too bad. We have the players in here to play a lot better than that.”
- “Running out of things to say” is pretty much as self-deprecating as it gets.
- No longer trying to find the positives, or put on a face for the media, Hall is utterly upset about the Devils play.
- It’s hard to blame him, Taylor Hall has only been rewarded for his good play with one trip to the playoffs.
- The Devils only managed to take one game from the Tampa Bay Lightning in the lonesome playoff trip.
Sources & Credits: NJ Devils, Bardown
NHL Highlights | Devils vs. Sabres – Dec. 02, 2019
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