Taylor Hall and Tuukka Rask want to stay with Boston Bruins

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Apr 13, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Taylor Hall (71) skates with the puck during an overtime period against the Buffalo Sabres at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins acquired Taylor Hall at the Trade Deadline. He was everything they could have hoped scoring 14 points in 16 games to help propel Boston into the playoffs. Unfortunately, he could not keep that production up and managed just 5 points in 11 postseason games.

Taylor Hall sees a fit with the Bruins

Hall met with the media today as the Bruins wrapped up the season. He said that he sees a fit and hopes the Bruins feel the same. “I’m not looking to absolutely maximize my value at this point in my career,” as he eluded to a hometown discount. “I’ve been fortunate enough to make some good money in this league, and at this point, it’s more of a fit for me than maybe money, or long-term thing. You want to find a home for the next few years here.”

The 29 year-old forward is coming off a one year deal earning $8 million and is unlikely to get anything close to it. With his desire to stay in Boston, Cam Neely may find a real bargain in the former Hart Trophy winner.

Tuukka Rask doesn’t want to play for anyone else

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Tuukka Rask (NHLI/Getty Images)

The 34 year-old opened up his presser telling reporters he played with a hip injury that will require surgery. He admitted he wanted to play next season but only for the Bruins. His future remains uncertain because the surgery is expected to keep him out for at least five months, and there’s a chance it could force him to retire.

“I’m not going to play for anybody else but the Bruins,” Rask explained. “This is our home. We have three kids in school, we have friends here. Hopefully it works out that I can return well (from surgery) and then we will talk contract.”