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LeBrun Talks Status of Taylor Hall’s Potential Extension With Sabres

Pierre LeBrun discussed the speculation of a Taylor Hall trade out of Buffalo and noted the Sabres and Hall have a plan.

While talk surrounding the Buffalo Sabres and Taylor Hall seems to be focused on his struggles this season, TSN’s Pierre LeBrun shot down speculation the winger might be looking to leave Buffalo or that the Sabres are looking to trade the former Hart Trophy Winner. In fact, the two sides have a plan in place and a potential date that an extension might get done.

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LeBrun told James Duthie who brought up the speculation and said:

“I hate to burst your bubble there James because right now there is mutual interest between Taylor Hall, his camp and the Buffalo Sabres to discuss an extension when the time is right.”

LeBrun added that most insiders should probably take Hall’s name off the market given that everyone seems to be watching what unfolds there as Hall is a pending UFA this offseason. In other words, they might be interested in the winger for their playoff push, but he probably won’t be available.

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Taylor Hall Buffalo Sabres wants to sign extension with Sabres

The Plan in Buffalo Has Never Changed

LeBrun said the Sabres haven’t waivered on their desire to retain Hall, despite the team’s struggles this season. In fact, Darren Ferris (Hall’s agent) is notorious for bringing his clients to free agency, “but in this case, he also has interest in listening to the Sabres,” LeBrun said.

The NHL insider pointed to March 12th as the real date to watch when it comes to Hall. That’s the date the Sabres and Hall can start talking about an extension and getting a deal done for a player who signed a one-year contract.

This probably won’t stop rumors from circulating that Hall and teammate Jack Eichel could be on the move if the Sabres continue to struggle. It won’t be until Hall actually signs that extension that talk will slow down.

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