Taylor Hall has been traded to the Arizona Coyotes.
Blake Speers is also going with Hall to Arizona.
Pierre Lebrun has details on the conditional 2021 3rd round pick:
As reported several places, The Devils are retaining half of Taylor Hall’s contract to facilitate the trade.
Elliotte Friedman reports the Arizona Coyotes and New Jersey Devils might be closing a Taylor Hall trade.
Hall has been held out of New Jersey’s lineup for the past two days as they closed in on trading the star winger.
According to Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, Peter Chiarelli is not happy with the team’s play over the past three games and the general manager is actively looking to improve his roster.
The Bruins, 4-2-4 over their past 10 games, have been linked to Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Antoine Vermette, Keith Yandle and Chris Stewart in the past month.
According to Joe Haggerty, the Boston Bruins insider for CSNNE, the Bruins have a lot of interest in Taylor Hall, and they have the necessary pieces to make a deal happen.
The Bruins are still trying to recover from the loss of Tyler Seguin. Haggerty believes that a trade involving Hall would require a package including pieces like Chris Kelly, Loui Eriksson, Malcolm Subban, and Adam McQuaid. However, he suggested that the Oilers would be interested in Milan Lucic, Dougie Hamilton, and restricted players like David Krejci and Tuukka Rask.
A more realistic trade involving both teams would revolve around Jordan Eberle for Milan Lucic.
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From TSN’s Insider Trading – December 16th, 2014
Pierre Lebrun reports that most GMs around the league think that a Taylor Hall trade would be more likely to happen in the off-season as opposed to mid-season. He says the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins would be very interested.
Darren Dreger lists Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz, two players that have failed to meet their pre-NHL expectations, as two other players in players available in the Oilers’ rebuild, which he characterizes as “fully in play”.
Dreger also reports that the Coyotes’ Antoine Vermette is drawing a lot of interest from around the league, with Boston and Pittsburgh in the mix on him as well. He suggests it’s unlikely Vermette would be moved prior to Friday’s Holiday Roster Freeze.
Bob McKenzie reports the Chicago Blackhawks are dangling some of their prospects (not Teuvo Teravainen) for some NHL-level depth at center behind Jonathan Toews, Brad Richards and Andrew Shaw.
Pierre Lebrun reports that the Winnipeg Jets, now down three of their top four defenseman with the injury to Jacob Trouba, are searching for some help on the back end with some urgency.
Bob McKenzie says that there’s lots of talk that Pete DeBoer may be on the thinnest of ice in New Jersey, although Jaromir Jagr gave his coach a ringing endorsement.
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Since Darren Dreger reported yesterday that the Oilers might consider a trade of Taylor Hall, there’s been a solid day of speculation about the star winger.
Sean Gentille and Thomas Drance gave lists of teams they think might be a good fit if the Oilers would to trade Hall.
Both Drance and Gentille listed the Lightning and the Islanders as potential destinations, with names like Jonathan Drouin, Ryan Strome, Andrej Sustr and long-time Oiler favorite Griffin Reinhart coming back in return.
Drance also mentions the Columbus Blue Jackets, while Gentille suggests the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins as possibilities.
The Fourth Period reports that, despite Craig MacTavish‘s call for patience, Jordan Eberle‘s future with the club remains up in the air. Though the Oilers would expect a significant for Eberle, he’s still “very much in play” according to TFP’s source.
The Oilers are not expect to trade either Taylor Hall or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, however.
The report says the Oilers are looking for a top-two centerman, a top pairing defenseman and a starting goaltender. It is also noted that Nail Yakupov, Jeff Petry, David Perron, Teddy Purcell and Justin Schultz are in play. Yakupov, like Eberle, would only be traded for a like asset, however.