BOSTON - Taylor Hall always thought he might end up in Boston.
As he sat in the stands at the 2010 NHL Draft in Los Angeles, the Ontario native - who many believed would be the top overall pick - saw much of the attention shifting toward Tyler Seguin. At that point, he thought the Spoked-B could be in his future.
"I had a lot of uncertainty. I could have ended up in Boston…if I remember correctly, there was about 30 cameras on Tyler Seguin and about seven on me. I was like, 'Oh, I guess I'm going No. 2.' Sure enough, I went No. 1 and our careers have kind of gone different ways. He won a Stanley Cup [with the Bruins] his first year, it took me eight years to make the playoffs," said Hall, who did end up with the Edmonton Oilers as the first overall selection.