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Taylor Hall: 'Nice to finally see' Oilers eliminated

Ed Mulholland / USA Today Sports

Taylor Hall is trying not to look back.

Speaking on Sportsnet 590 in Toronto on Thursday, the New Jersey Devils forward commented on what it was like to watch his former team - the Edmonton Oilers - qualify for and win a round in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and whether he was rooting for them to lose Game 7 against Anaheim.

"I wouldn't say I wanted them to lose, but it was nice to finally see them maybe get eliminated," Hall admitted.

"It's a tough thing to describe to people. I think there's been enough time that's passed since the trade has happened that you finally just kind of - it is what it is now, and I'm a Devil, and I'm excited to see what we can do next season."

Hall, of course, was traded by the Oilers last summer to New Jersey in exchange for Adam Larsson. With that deal in the past, Hall reiterated he's looking forward to helping his current club achieve success.

"My focus these days and this summer is just becoming the best player that I can be, and show up to camp next year and help my team however I can," Hall said. "I'm excited that that's in New Jersey."

Hall registered 20 goals and 33 assists in 72 games in his first season as a Devil.

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