Was it a Freudian slip?

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:19 PM ET

EDMONTON - Did Pat Quinn give away the plan?

Did the Edmonton Oilers coach who was replaced by Tom Renney and given a senior advisor role, inadvertently telegraph that the team intends to select Taylor Hall with the first pick at the NHL entry draft Friday night in Los Angeles?

Quinn in a media conference call yesterday was expressing his disappointment at not being able to move on and coach some of the kids the Oilers have coming.

“This team could have three kids come in at 19 years old and I’ve worked with all of them,” he said.

Quinn coached Taylor Hall to a gold medal at the 2008 IIHF U-18 championship. He’s never coached Tyler Seguin.

“Depending on who they draft, of course,” Quinn added.

Quinn, a couple weeks earlier on a TSN Off The Record appearance made his choice clear.

“It would be pretty hard not to draft Taylor Hall,” he said.

terry.jones@sunmedia.ca


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