Edmonton

Taylor Hall trade announced, gloom and thunder follows

Just as the sky turned dark and with gathering thunder Wednesday afternoon, word broke that the Oilers were losing Taylor Hall.

Are the skies displeased with the Oilers decision?

Fans have been grumbling since Taylor Hall was traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Defenceman Adam Larsson. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Just as the sky turned dark and with gathering thunder Wednesday afternoon, word broke that the Oilers were losing Taylor Hall. 

Hall will join the New Jersey Devils; in his place, the Oilers will get defenceman Adam Larsson.

It didn't take fans long to notice the confluence of events.

Winter is coming?

Is this the apocalypse?

Who's the most upset?

Meanwhile, Edmonton's other major sports franchise played dumb

The man himself

Hall waited until well after the rain to chip in his own two cents on the trade.

Who got the better deal?

While many in Edmonton shake their fists at the sky (and Peter Chiarelli), hockey fans in New Jersey are already celebrating — raising questions about who the trade benefits the most.

CBC Edmonton decided to put the question to its followers on Twitter.

Hall, 24, is considered among the top young forwards in the NHL. The 2010 first-overall draft pick recorded 26 goals and 39 assists in 82 games last season.

His most productive season came in 2013-14, when he posted a career-high 80 points and matched a career best with 27 goals.

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