Coyotes try Hail Mary to retain Taylor Hall

The Arizona Coyotes are making one last ditch effort to keep Taylor Hall with them. After getting eliminated, Taylor Hall was asked about free agency. “I’d say it’s pretty much all winning,” he answered when asked about what he’s looking for in a team.

For Taylor Hall is not about the money

“I don’t think the money’s going to be what it was maybe before COVID or before the season, but that’s fine, Hall said. “I think we get paid a lot of money to play a game, and we’ll see what happens.”

Now the Coyotes are preparing to make Hall an offer he can’t resist. The speculation out there is it could be a 7 year deal worth between $63 to $70 million.

Last two seasons have been a struggle

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Taylor Hall top UFA (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Offensively, Hall struggled this season with just 52 points in 65 games playing in NJ and Arizona. He did put up a respectable 6 points in 9 playoffs games, but it wasn’t enough to get the job done in the first round.

Still, this a player just two seasons removed from winning the Hart trophy. He has the size and skill that are hard to come by in this league, and will be coveted by many teams if he hits the open market.

Hope for the Yotes

In early August it was reported that Arizona’s Owner and COO were handling the negotiations with Hall. Today, it sounds like they are going to make their final offer. If the Yotes can’t come to at least a hand shake agreement with him, they will need to trade his rights at the draft in October.

Is there a chance? Taylor Hall did say he had a “good experience in Arizona” after the season. He also relayed that he was still going to talk with his agent about UFA plans. Can the Yotes dissuade him? We may find out soon.