We've heard over the last couple of weeks that the New Jersey Devils are looking over the possibility of trading Taylor Hall.
The Devils aren't looking like a playoff team and it's starting to look more and more unlikely Hall will re-sign with the team before he becomes UFA this summer.
Now Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports that the Devils are officially listening to offers on Hall.
Lebrun speculates the Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers as the top contenders to land Hall.
The NHL insider also wonders if the Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks could make a push for the 2018 Hart Trophy Winner.
Lebrun also notes that ESPN's Greg Wyshynski has heard the Devils have been heavily scouting the Avs all year at multiple levels.
“Usually, the New Jersey Devils are not one of the teams that have regularly sent a scout to Pepsi Center to observe the Colorado Avalanche. That is no longer the case. The Devils have had one of their scouts monitor both the Avalanche and their AHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles, for the last few weeks.”
When it comes to the Canadiens.
"The combination of their cap room with the idea Hall might love to return to a passionate Canadian market has some people wondering. But like the Flames, the Habs are a bubble team thanks to their recent slide, and I don’t know if GM Marc Bergevin can justify a large price paid if Hall walks July 1."
As for the Bruins.
"They have zero cap room this season, so making any trade of significance will be much harder. But with the Devils being willing, I believe, to eat part of Hall’s salary if they do trade him, I wonder how creative Sweeney can get if it means a chance at Hall, who would be quite the second-line luxury for the powerhouse Bruins but also make them less top-line reliant."