On June 29 last summer, the Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils rocked the hockey world with a bold trade of former first-round draft picks, Taylor Hall and Adam Larsson.
Now, more than six months later, Hall and the Devils (16-17-7) will face Larsson and the Oilers (20-13-7) for the first time since that mega deal, when the teams clash Saturday night at the Prudential Center.
"It's going to be fun to go back," Larsson said after practice on Friday. "It's a different chapter now, though; and it's all positive from the (Oilers) organization, from the (new) rink to the teammates to the city of Edmonton. We have something good going on here. It's going to be a fun game."
Last summer's trade was a blockbuster, and one where each team filled a definite void on its roster. New Jersey acquired the 25-year-old Hall, a four-time 20-goal scorer and former first overall selection in the NHL Draft; while Edmonton added the 24-year-old Larsson, a solid defenseman who was the fourth overall pick in 2011. >> Read more