Hall took his game to another level once he got his feet under him in Boston and when he did, so did the rest of his line.
After scoring two goals and dishing out 17 assists in Western New York with the Sabres, Hall had eight goals and six assists in 16 games for the Black and Gold. In 11 postseason games, he had three goals and two helpers.
The former Hart Trophy winner expressed interest in signing long-term in Boston following the April deal and then he doubled down on June 11 in the final media availability. Three days later, Sweeney expressed the same interest in retaining Hall beyond this season.
Hall has said money won’t be an issue as even he knows he won’t be getting an offer from the Bruins like the one-year, $8 million contract he got from Buffalo. A lot of what happens with Krejci, could help decide what happens with Hall.
Having a second-line producing behind the first-line has been an issue for the Bruins in past seasons, but if Hall and Krejci return with Smith and can do during an 82-game season what they did following the trade, the Bruins could be a good team again.