In response to BigBadnBruin's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
Calgary Florida are the 2 obvious choices but there are plenty of teams that can offer what he wants. I hope the Bruins stay clear.
I really don't understand this type of thinking.
This is a former 1st round pick with an extra 4 years of evaluation thrown in. If a GM likes the guy, and the player is still bound to an entry level contract, why not take a shot?
The bonus money only becomes a factor if he performs well enough, to make the bonuses. How is that a bad thing?
He's a right-handed shot with size (6' 4"). Two things the Bruins are lacking in their young players.
IF Chiarelli likes him, he would be foolish to not try and sign him.
What I think Shupe is trying to say is the Bruins don't have the cap space to sign a kid like Hayes. To do so they would have to dismantle some of the team trading away some of the vets for draft pics, no cap $ in return. Bruins would weaken themselves going this route.
If the Bruins were in a rebuild I could see them bidding high for him .
p.s. Hayes will not take hometown discount .