We Now Know Why the Bruins Traded Taylor Hall to Chicago

Published August 27, 2023 at 12:35

This summer, Taylor Hall found a new home as the Bruins traded him to the Blackhawks.


Hawks Targeted Hall?

The Blackhawks welcomed Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno's rights in return for handing over a couple of prospects. Initially, eyebrows were raised. Hall's hefty contract seemed to contradict Chicago's current trajectory, which isn't evidently championship-focused.

Most expected a top-tier contender to sweep him up, especially if he was up for grabs at half the price. However, Boston was eager to clear cap space.

It turns out the Hawks had a specific plan for him all along.

The Truth is Revealed

Hall's 36-point tally last season wasn't exactly a career highlight. Yet, he wasn't targeted by Chicago because of his offensive skills. Their eyes were set on a different talent.


Enter Connor Bedard. The Blackhawks see Hall, not as an offensive weapon, but as a seasoned mentor, prepped to integrate Bedard smoothly into the NHL's intense pace. It's no coincidence that Chicago also got Corey Perry, highlighting their commitment to supporting Bedard.

Hall played six times alongside younger 1st overall picks. In New Jersey, he was instrumental in shaping the early careers of Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier. Their current success speaks volumes.

As fans, we're on the edge of our seats, excited to witness the dynamic sparks fly between the veterans and the rookies in this new era in Chiacgo!

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August 27   |   393 answers
We Now Know Why the Bruins Traded Taylor Hall to Chicago

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