With the Coyotes struggling lately, some have wondered if GM John Chayka might ultimately consider flipping Taylor Hall, his big acquisition from December. NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti asked the winger if he’d be interested in such a move but Hall indicated that his desire is to stay with Arizona.
Of course, the bigger question at play here will be his willingness to stay with the Coyotes on a long-term basis. The 28-year-old is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and is not interested in discussing a possible contract extension until after the season. Hall came into the season as someone that was likely to push for an AAV in the $10MM range but a quieter start with New Jersey as well as his lower output with Arizona (21 points in 26 games) may very well take that price tag off the table.