Phil Posted December 29, 2018 Share Posted December 29, 2018 ?That?s none of my business,? Hayes told The Athletic Friday morning after practice. ?That?s my agent and Gorts, to be honest. I have no say in it. It?s Gorts? ultimate decision. Whatever he wants to do. I?m not expecting anything, but we?ll see in a couple of days. That?s why I have an agent. I just play hockey. ?Like I said, I?m not expecting anything to happen. Gorts has a plan that he probably has set in stone here. We?ll find out soon or ?? ?I have no idea what the Rangers are going to do at this point,? said Hayes? agent Robert Murray. ?That?s their decision more than ours. We?ll see what they do after the first.? Obviously there will be a dialogue then, but none is scheduled, Murray said. From a purely financial standpoint, Hayes ? given the way he?s played the last two seasons, and how eye-opening his improvement has been this season ? stands to hit the jackpot if he gets to July 1 unsigned. But the money is not his end goal, Murray said. ?We haven?t made any decisions on any of that,? Murray said. ?If the Rangers have an interest, we will listen. If they don?t, then we go to July 1. ?We?ll see what happens in the next eight weeks.? The Rangers and Hayes-Murray were unable to get that long-term deal done last summer, with the Rangers believed to have offered in the five-year range at under $6 million per. But they know it will cost them six years, most likely, and more than $6 million (say, $6.25 million or upward) to get him to sign an extension. He?ll get that on the open market. If the Rangers don?t want to go that high, then Gorton is virtually obliged to try to trade Hayes. In return, he?d likely demand a first-round pick at minimum, but possibly a young NHL-ready player or top prospect. https://theathletic.com/738253/2018/12/28/with-negotiations-about-to-begin-kevin-hayes-leaves-contract-or-trade-decision-up-to-the-rangers/?source=weeklyemail Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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