The New Jersey Devils could do worse than to have a camera crew follow Taylor Hall around as he adjusts to his new habitat.
At the moment, we’ll have to settle for this fun piece from NHL.com, which spotlights Hall’s experiences as he gets to know a place of toll booths, widespread brunch and diners.
The money quote, at least to make a good impression with locals, has to be: “If I were to have a family here someday, it’d be a really good place to be.”
That said, the stuff about being flustered at a toll booth is where the fun happens. Hall also apparently needs some time to make a dent in the hearts and minds of Devils fans. His anecdote about a moment with pal and teammate Adam Henrique really took the cake.
“He had just told me how low-key everything is here and, on our way back to his place, a lady stopped us and asked Adam for a picture and then she asked me to be the photographer,” Hall said. “I was certainly happy to take the picture and, honestly, a little bit happy to be anonymous too. We had a pretty good chuckle after that. That had never happened to me before.”
The talented left winger lined up with Henrique and Beau Bennett in a Devils exhibition game tonight. The Devils must hope that his friend helps Hall adjust as much on the ice as Henrique is passing along tips off the ice.
Looks like he’s already making some friends, as this mundanely goofy photo can attest: