“People don't realize having chemistry as a line goes into playing well,” Hall said. “It will be a little different mix-matching, getting chemistry with different guys. But I've played with most of these players before in Edmonton, but not Magnus.
“You have to have an open mind and be prepared for anything. I'm playing with good players. It's not like I'm playing with a couple of crumbs.”
Hall certainly isn't a crumb. He scored 78 goals his final two years of junior hockey and 49 goals with the Oilers after going straight to the NHL.
“He has that energy and passion in his game that many players don't,” Eberle said. “He has a huge shot, and his speed is a huge characteristic. There's a reason he went first overall.”
*The Oilers made a couple of roster moves involving the Barons. Forward Kristians Pelss was sent to Double-A Stockton (Calif.) of the East Coast Hockey League. Edmonton then promoted forward Cameron Abney and defenseman Teigan Zahn from Stockton to Oklahoma City.
Pelss, a rookie, had two assists in two games for the Barons. Zahn, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, had five points and 13 penalty minutes for Stockton. Abney will provide more muscle to the Barons lineup. The 6-5, 200-pounder had five points and 156 penalty minutes last season while splitting time between Stockton and Oklahoma City.