Kevin Hayes seems likely to be dealt by the New York Rangers before the February 25 deadline, so what’s the latest on that front?
Darren Dreger had a Thursday morning radio hit on Montreal’s TSN 690.
At one point, during a discussion on what the Minnesota Wild in the wake of the Mikko Koivu injury news, Dreger shared his most recent information on Hayes.
“Before we did the segment here - so about 10 minutes ago - I checked in on Kevin Hayes and the New York Rangers, just to see where that’s at,” indicated Dreger. “Because he’s a pretty important piece to the New York Rangers. That deal might come right down to the end. Have a conversation with Hayes. Find out what he wants to do. Does he want to push for a playoff run, and ultimately the Stanley Cup as a rental, and then perhaps sign back with the New York Rangers.
“Kevin Hayes, to me, should be a player that Minnesota or a team like Winnipeg should be looking at. I mean, just everything he brings, I think he’d fit nicely in that conference.”
Hayes is on a one-year, $5.175 million contract, and he can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Wednesday evening, Bob McKenzie ruminated on the potential trade price for Hayes.
Contract-related info via CapFriendly