The Arizona Coyotes are “definitely interested” in trading for New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Thursday on “Insider Trading.”
Hall’s name has been in the rumor mill since reports surfaced that Devils GM Ray Shero was fielding calls for the 2017-18 Hart Trophy winner.
Arizona reportedly isn’t the only team interested in the 28-year-old forward. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, during the same broadcast, offered up the Colorado Avalanche as a team with possible interest.
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LeBrun, however, added that Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic told him that he needs to see his team healthy (the Avs have battled multiple injuries to top players) and how its chemistry is before engaging in serious trade talks.
Hall can become an unrestricted free agent next season, which could be a very appealing situation for a team looking for a quick fix to make a Stanley Cup run or a team that wants to see how Hall meshes with its squad.
The Devils’ asking price for a trade is still unknown, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on Thursday’s broadcast. New Jersey is leaving its expectations for a return “wide-open,” he added. McKenzie also said the “conventional wisdom” is that New Jersey could get back “a first-round pick, an A-plus prospect, a young player and maybe a conditional first-round pick” if the acquiring team signs Hall to a long-term contract.