The Buffalo Sabres stunned the National Hockey League on Sunday night when they announced they had signed free agent forward Taylor Hall to a one-year deal worth $8 million.
One day after the signing, Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams joined Schopp and the Bulldog on Monday to discuss the addition of Hall and his thoughts on the rest of the roster.
Here is some of what he had to say:
Adams on signing Hall to a one year deal:
"We both made it clear to each other that this could turn into something long term. We were both comfortable starting the way we did. I do think it's really important that this signing underlines the commitment that Terry and Kim have always showed, since the day they became owners."
Adams on when he found out Hall chose Buffalo:
"I actually ran over to get some dinner for the family, I was on my way home from the restaurant when I got the call. That was a good phone call. Something where I was staring at my phone every five seconds waiting for it to ring."
Adams on how important Hall is to his blueprint:
"We always knew we needed to sign, if possible, an elite type of player that could ignite our roster. We certainly identified Taylor as that guy. His tract record and what he's done speaks for itself."
Adams on if signing Hall effects keeping Sam Reinhart, Victor Olofsson, or Linus Ullmark:
"We've made it clear to all three that we look forward to getting them under contract... They're all important players on our team."
You can listen to the entire interview below: