Devils asking price for Taylor Hall
- Elliotte Friedman reports the Taylor Hall trade talks have intensified, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen soon.
- New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero seeks first-round picks, including conditional options.
- Shero also wants high-level NHL-ready prospects.
- Check out these comments from Friedman from his latest 31 Thoughts column for Sportsnet:
“The Taylor Hall trade talks have intensified, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen at this time.
“He’s trying,” another GM said of Shero.
The Devils have made it clear they want first-rounders (although they are willing to discuss conditional situations, depending on the acquiring team’s ability to re-sign Hall or playoff results) and/or high-level prospects who are ready to play. They badly need defence, which is why there’s a lot of focus on Colorado as the perfect trade partner. The Avalanche have plenty of defensive prospects and think they can win. Several teams believe Arizona is making a serious effort. Hall is what they need, too. It’s believed Dallas and St. Louis are among other pursuers.
I do think Edmonton’s interested, but there’s a limit. I’m not convinced the Oilers will pay what New Jersey wants.”
Sources & Credits: Elliotte Friedman, 31 Thoughts, Spectors Hockey