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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 15: Taylor Hall #71 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New York Islanders during the first period at TD Garden on April 15, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Pinpointing the exact dollar value of a Taylor Hall extension is a tricky equation.

“I don’t even know what my value is at this point,” Hall admitted in his year-end Zoom conference. “I feel like I had two different seasons.”

Ain’t that the truth.

Unable to hold out for potential offers from contenders, Hall took a one-year gamble in Buffalo. The thinking was that a connection with No. 1 center and team captain Jack Eichel would form, bring his game back to life, and who knows, maybe the Sabres would emerge as a surprise and Hall would find his home. But what Hall instead experienced in Buffalo was nothing short of an absolute disaster. He scored just two goals on 88 shots (2.3 shooting percentage) and totaled 19 points in 37 games before he by all means forced his way to Boston with his full no-move clause.

That move was a season-changer for the 29-year-old, too, as he scored eight goals and 14 points in 16 games with the Bruins, and emerged as an ideal fit with David Krejci on Boston’s second line, effectively ending what was a six-year quest to find him a new go-to linemate. In fact, Hall averaged 3.29 points per 60 during his time with the Bruins, sandwiched between Brad Marchand’s team-leading 4.13 points per 60 and David Pastrnak’s 3.22 points per 60. Pretty good company, you’d say.

So, what exactly does that mean for the pending unrestricted free agent?

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.