NHL Trade Deadline Buzz: Kings working on Alex Iafallo contract; Sabres will not trade Linus Ullmark; and Taylor Hall almost signed with Boston last summer

Mar 24, 2021; San Jose, California, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Alex Iafallo (19) chases after the puck during the first period against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

One potential trade candidate is 27 year-old pending UFA Alex Iafallo of the L.A. Kings. The belief is that if the two sides can’t come to an agreement today he could be traded by 3PM ET. Now the latest news is that both sides are making some headway and it is possible that a deal may be reached in time.

Sabres publicly state they won’t trade Linus Ullmark

Linus Ullmark is the kind of player the Sabres need to keep. He is a UFA this summer and the two sides are unlikely to come to terms today. However, they did state contrary to rumors they will not be trading him as they will continue to negotiate into the off season.

Linus Ullmark
Ullmark looks to the heavens after win (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)

Taylor Hall driving to Boston for their next game against the Sabres; almost signed there last summer

Taylor Hall met with the media today after being officially traded this morning to the Bruins. He told them he will be driving to Boston soon in preparation to be in the lineup tomorrow against none other than the Sabres. Hall also noted that he was close to signing with the Bruins last summer and is hoping to be a Bruin past this season.