The cap-restirected Boston Bruins yet lose another possible star as free-agent 22-year-old forward, Kevin Hayes has decided to sign with the New York Rangers.
The Bruins were "very in" on signing Hayes and reportedly had an offer on the table but he chose to go in another direction.
Hayes was a draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, but he failed to sign with the team by the weekend deadline making him an unrestricted free agent.
Hayes is a very explosive goal scorer as he notched 27 for the Boston College Eagles last season. Hayes recorded 65 points, which ranked second in the country last season as he was played a big part in the Eagles Frozen Four run.
Hayes has many options:
*Stay local and sign with the Bruins
*Play with his brother, Jimmy, and sign with the Panthers
*Reunite with former linemates, Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold, and sign with the Calgary Flames
It seems like the Bruins will now shift their focus back to trying to bring back young-players, Torey Krug and Reilly Smith.
Hayes would have been a nice addition with the lose of 30-goal scorer, Jarome Iginla and the uncertainty that 20-goal scorer, Reilly Smith will be back wearing black and gold.