Boston Bruins Have Placed Jimmy Hayes On Waivers For Intention Of A Buyout
Earlier today, Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that they have placed forward Jimmy Hayes on waivers for the purpose of a buyout. Hayes carries a $2.3 million dollar cap hit for this upcoming season. It will now count $566,667 against their cap this season and $866,667 next season.
Hayes carries a $2.3 million dollar cap hit for this upcoming season. It will now count $566,667 against their cap this season and $866,667 next season.
The buyout is most likely to make cap space for David Pastrnak who is still unsigned. Also, any of the leftover cap will most likely be spread out between Ryan Spooner and Tim Schaller. It is no surprise that the Bruins have decided to do this. Hayes played most of the last season from the 9th floor of the TD Garden.
He was a third line guy at best and not a good one at that. He did not produce while he was here and that is the bottom line. Hayes was placed on the 4th line for a bit to try to spark something in him but that did not work. He eventually just took a roster spot from one of the younger guys that were both better than he was and needed the experience at the NHL level.
Jimmy Hayes who was acquired from the Florida Panthers has been nothing but frustrating. When the Bruins traded him he was coming off a career year. Since then he has been nothing but a disappointment. He is only 27 but has not shown much improvement. Hayes played 58 games this year and registered only 2 goals and 3 assists. Also in 75 games of the 2015-16 season, he scored only 13 goals and 16 assists.
He has been in the league for six seasons skating in 301 games for the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, and the Boston Bruins. In those 301 games, he has tallied 51 goals and 49 assists.
Hayes who is a hometown boy grew up in Dorchester and played hockey at BC, and was supposed to be a great addition to the team. Who would have thought that a guy playing for his hometown team would be such a disappointment?