Taylor Hall trade rumors: Arizona Coyotes emerge as possible trade destination

first_imgThe Arizona Coyotes are “definitely interested” in trading for New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Thursday on “Insider Trading.”Hall’s name has been in the rumor mill since reports surfaced that Devils GM Ray Shero was fielding calls for the 2017-18 Hart Trophy winner. Arizona reportedly isn’t the only team interested in the 28-year-old forward. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, during the same broadcast, offered up the Colorado Avalanche as a team with possible interest.MORE: Four possible teams interested in a Taylor Hall trade LeBrun, however, added that Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic told him that he needs to see his team healthy (the Avs have battled multiple injuries to top players) and how its chemistry is before engaging in serious trade talks.Hall can become an unrestricted free agent next season, which could be a very appealing situation for a team looking for a quick fix to make a Stanley Cup run or a team that wants to see how Hall meshes with its squad.The Devils’ asking price for a trade is still unknown, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on Thursday’s broadcast. New Jersey is leaving its expectations for a return “wide-open,” he added. McKenzie also said the “conventional wisdom” is that New Jersey could get back “a first-round pick, an A-plus prospect, a young player and maybe a conditional first-round pick” if the acquiring team signs Hall to a long-term contract.last_img read more

Kenya improve in latest FIFA rankings

first_imgHarambee Stars are not expected to have any international assignment until March when new head coach Paul Put is expected to have his entire team assembled as he builds up for September’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana in Nairobi.Ghana, Kenya’s next competitive opponents have also moved one spot up and are placed 50th globally.Meanwhile, despite dropping one spot, Uganda remains the best placed East African team at position 75 while Rwanda is the best mover in the region, climbing seven places up to 113th.Tanzania have dropped a massive five places to 147th, Burundi down four places to 142nd while Ethiopia who will also face Kenya in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers have risen two places to 143rd.Senegal, Tunisia and Egypt remain the top three placed African countries at 23rd, 27th and 31st worldwide.Globally, there has been no movement amongst the top 35 with Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium remaining the best five national football teams in the world.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate after winning the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18- Despite inactivity in December, national football team Harambee Stars has moved one spot up in the latest FIFA rankings released last evening climbing from position 106 to 105.Stars had moved five places up in the last rankings released in December after the splendid CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup performance that saw them clinch a seventh title.last_img read more