Adam Hall is the second Bolt to go overseas and play during the lockout. He signed a contract with Ravensburg in the German second division and is expected to make his debut on Friday. He played for KalPa Kuopio in the Finnish second division during the 2004-05 lockout.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” Hall said, “It’ll be great to play and keep that competitive edge.”
“You have to do whatever you can, whether it’s here in Tampa or guys going back home or finding other places to train or play,” he continued “Guys just need to find the best places to train.”
Victor Hedman is playing for HC Barys in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Nate Thompson signed with the Alaska Aces in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), in his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. Anders Lindback returned to his native Sweden, however, he has yet to sign with a team.
Adam Hall is the Lighting’s representative to the NHLPA. What does that tell ya, folks? I hope that you like football, too. Crap. I live in Tampa Bay. Can’t even watch my Bucs because of the TV blackouts! Oh life is hell if you’re a Tampa Bay fan all around.