Aggressive Bruins reset targets on Rangers, Kevin Hayes
The Boston Bruins are being very aggressive at the deadline in order to make a Cup run in the Spring. It appears their primary target is Ottawa’s Mark Stone but should that fail then Kevin Hayes may be next on the list.
As per Jimmy Murphy, the package for Stone is extremely high and on top of that, Winnipeg appears to be the front runner for his services.
In fairness, Hayes is not on the level of Stone or Panarin so one can safely assume that the package won’t be as big. More likely the Rangers could easily grab Boston’s first round pick and a player like Donato not DeBrusk.
At this time, Boston sits 4th overall in the NHL and their pick would likely be anywhere between 27th to 30th overall. Ergo why they need to give up a significant player/prospect in a Hayes trade.