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7 Takeaways From Kevyn Adams’ Post-Deadline Press Conference

7 Takeaways From Kevyn Adams’ Post-Deadline Press Conference

The Sabres signed Hall to a one-year deal in the offseason in hopes he would add a top-six offensive threat and push the team into playoff contention. Hall started strong but saw his production decline as the season progressed, finishing with two goals and 19 points in 37 games.
Adams said the two sides discussed a trade a few weeks before the trade deadline, given Hall’s no-movement clause. The message from Hall and his agent was that he would like to play for a Stanley Cup contender.
As the offers came in, Hall turned his attention to Boston.
“Yesterday things got a little heated, but I would say we stayed in touch and we got to a point where Taylor felt Boston was the team he wanted to go to,” Adams said. “That’s where he felt was the best team and contractually he had earned the right to make that decision. We focused our attention on that and obviously we were able to get a deal done.”
Adams said the Sabres targeted Bjork, 24, as a player with untapped offensive potential. The Bruins were looking for Lazar, who had carved out an everyday role as a defensive center since joining the Sabres last season.
“I think he’s going to be a good player that comes in and has a chance to play a bigger role,” Adams said of Bjork. “I think that’s sometimes what it takes for players to take an opportunity and run.”