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BLOG: Taylor Hall's thoughts on Monday's news

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers

Oilers winger Taylor Hall spoke to the media shortly after the team arrived in Glendale, Arizona for Tuesday's game against the Coyotes.

“It’s a tough day for everyone. It makes everyone look in the mirror. Everyone shares responsibility. We wouldn’t be doing this interview right now if we were winning and doing our jobs the best that we could,” Hall began.

“We haven’t been putting wins on the board, that’s fairly obvious. When that happens someone inevitably is going to take the fall and unfortunately that had to be Dallas today.”

The left winger was asked how much things change now that Craig MacTavish -- the team's general manager -- steps behind the bench to start.

“I think everyone is going to be on watch for sure. It’s going to be very interesting to see how well we play. I have a feeling we’re going to come out real hard and everyone is going to be trying to impress the brass.”

Hall talked about feeling like the team let down Coach Eakins.

“I feel a lot of pain for him because I know how much he cared about the group and I know how much we cared about him. We didn’t get it done for him and now with Craig — and eventually Todd — being here. Everyone’s gotta play better. Myself included. I haven’t been nearly as good as I can be.”

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