Second-best is a not a label Taylor Hall is comfortable with.

It is why he led last season's Edmonton Oilers with 22 goals and garnered Calder Trophy consideration as the NHL's top rookie, right up until he left the lineup with a season-ending ankle injury.

It's the reason why he couldn't help but feel a twinge of envy when Boston Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin was celebrating a Stanley Cup championship.

And it is why he wants to get his game back on track; maybe even why he has been pressing the last four or five games.