The Colorado Avalanche Would Have to Give Up too Much
The New Jersey Devils aren’t going to just give away Hall — otherwise, they’d just let him walk in free agency. No, they’re going to want some dear pieces back, even if Hall is a rental player.
For some stupid reason, Avs fans keep trying to throw Tyson Jost into the mix. I love my Josty, but he’s on pace for just 30 points this season — I don’t think the Devils will be chomping at the bit for him.
Naw, dawg, they’re going to want at the bare minimum Conor Timmins, more likely Bo Byram. To start. The going rate for stars always seems to start with a prospect, an NHLer, and a draft pick. Shane Bowers and Martin Kaut are names often mentioned by pundits. I wouldn’t be surprised if they asked for J.T. Compher, Andre Burakovsky, or Calle Rosen.
That’s in addition to one of Bowers, Timmins, or Kaut plus a draft pick. Remember, Colorado doesn’t have a second rounder next year. If the Avs aren’t offering up Byram, the Devils will want that first-rounder, not the third.
Granted, they’d only consider giving up that much if they could guarantee signing him. Which brings us to our next issue.