Taylor Hall driving to Boston with intention to play against Sabres in first game since trade to Bruins
The NHL Trade Deadline concludes on Monday afternoon and one of the hottest names that was expected to be on the move was Taylor Hall. The Bruins eventually landed the veteran in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres, adding depth to their roster.
The 2018 Hart Trophy winner apparently hasn’t wasted any time getting his bags packed, per the Athletic’s Fluto Shinzawa:
Taylor Hall is driving to Boston from Buffalo today. Plans to play tomorrow against the Sabres.
— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) April 12, 2021
It’s interesting, to say the least that Taylor Hall wouldn’t fly from Boston to Buffalo but instead, he’s driving. It will be a very quick turnaround for the 29-year-old though as he’ll play against the Sabres just a day after getting traded.
Hall hasn’t enjoyed a banner year by any means after signing a one-year, $8 million deal with Buffalo in the offseason. He’s scored just two goals while also collecting 17 assists in 37 games played. A glaring stat that points out his struggles is the 2.3 shot percentage. Throughout Hall’s career, that number is at a whopping 10.6.
For Hall, he goes from a Sabres team who are dead last in the East Division to the Bruins, who sit in fourth and are in the very heart of the playoff race.
It’s a solid change of scenery for Taylor Hall though and he’ll give Boston another offensive weapon. Hopefully, Hall can find his offensive form and start to rack up that goal total.