New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero would not confirm this weekend that the team has started to listen to trade offers for winger Taylor Hall, but he did do his best to squash two rumours regarding the 2018 Hart Trophy winner.

“He has never asked for a trade,” Shero told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun in The Athletic.

The general manager then shut down the idea that Hall is no longer focused on the Devils with free agency looming in July.