In a blockbuster move, Edmonton has traded Taylor Hall to New Jersey. Per two sources — Sportsnet’s Gene Principe and Elliotte Friedman — the deal is a straight-up, one-for-one trade with the Oilers getting d-man Adam Larsson in return. The move is a huge one for New Jersey, a team desperate to add scoring and offensive talent up front. It will also reunite Hall with his former junior linemate, Adam Henrique.
As the 2015-16 season ended for Milan Lucic it seemed highly unlikely he would leave the Los Angeles Kings for unrestricted free agency. “To be honest I really don’t have much interest into hitting the open market or hearing what’s out there because in my mind this is where I want to be,” Lucic said in late April after the San Jose Sharks eliminated LA in the first-round of the playoffs.