Bruins hope to sign contract with Hall
Taylor hall may become an unrestricted free agent after the season, and the Boston Bruins have said they would like to re-sign the forward.
“As far as Taylor goes, we’re going to continue to see how things go here with the playoffs,” Bruins president Cam Neely said Wednesday. “I think we would like to try to do something, but that remains to be seen. But it is our hope.”
Hall was acquired from the Buffalo Sabers on April 12 with the forward Curtis Lazar To advance Anders Bjork and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. He signed a one-year, $ 8 million contract with the Sabers on October 11.
Hall has 14 points (eight goals, six assists) in 16 games for the Bruins after scoring 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) in 37 games for the Sabers.
Video: NYI @ BOS: Hall defeats Sorokin for OT winner
The 29-year-old has said he would like to stay with Boston. The Bruins were a team Hall was considering signing with in the offseason and he used his no-move clause to allow a Boston trade on the deadline.
“It’s probably one of the most enjoyable hockey games of my career,” Hall said Tuesday. “I really hope there is more to come.”
The Bruins (33-16-7) finished the regular season as the No. 3 seed in the eight-team MassMutual East Division. They open the Stanley Cup First Round against the Washington Capitals on Saturday at Capital One Arena in Washington (7:15 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).
Hall found the chemistry with the center David Krejci, who can also become UFA after the season. Krejci is in the final year of a six-year, $ 43.5 million contract he signed on September 7, 2014. His average annual value of $ 7.25 million was the team’s highest before. the arrival of Hall.
Krejci said he has no plans to retire after this season. The 35-year-old has scored 44 points (eight goals, 36 assists) in 51 games, including 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 16 games since acquiring Hall.
“We are always evaluating, especially players who are in the last year of their deal or entering the last year of their deal,” said Neely. “Krejci has certainly improved his game, there’s no question. It’s no surprise that the addition Taylor hall to his wing certainly gave him some life. These two have integrated extremely well. But we’ll continue to assess as the playoffs go on, and then re-assess once the season is over. “
Krejci has scored 730 points (215 goals, 515 assists) in 962 games in 15 seasons with the Bruins.