Hall sees 'fit' with Bruins, not looking to maximize value in free agency
Taylor Hall is open to a reunion with the Boston Bruins as he's set to enter unrestricted free agency.
"I see a fit, hopefully they feel the same," he told reporters Friday.
Hall added that finding the right team will be more important than cashing in this summer.
"I'm not looking to absolutely maximize my value at this point in my career. I've been fortunate enough to make some good money in this league," he said. "At this point, it's more of a fit for me than maybe money, or long-term thing."
Hall's estimated career earnings sit at $52.2 million, according to CapFriendly.
The 29-year-old clearly enjoyed his time in Beantown. After signing a one-year, $8-million deal with Buffalo in the offseason, he produced just two goals and 17 assists in 37 games with the Sabres. However, he was rejuvenated after a deadline trade landed him in Boston, as he recorded eight goals and six helpers in 16 contests with the Bruins. He contributed five points in 11 playoff games.
The Bruins have multiple key free agents to take care of, including franchise pillars David Krejci and Tuukka Rask. They have $27 million in projected cap space.
Evolving-Hockey projects Hall will sign a seven-year deal with an annual cap hit of $7.321 million.
The 2018 Hart Trophy winner has played for four teams in the last two seasons.