It has certainly been an interesting week in the life of Adam Hall. The once, then former, then again, then former once more Tampa Bay Lightning right wing has definitely taken the scenic route to his new home.
After playing just 20 games with the Lightning this season, Hall was placed on waivers by the team. He was quickly picked up by the Carolina Hurricanes just one day before they were set to play the Lightning on March 16th at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Hall played 6 games in a Hurricanes jersey.
Then, on April 2nd, as the clock was quickly ticking on the NHL Trade Deadline, the Carolina Hurricanes traded Hall, along with a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft to the Lightning in exchange for defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron.
Lightning fans were happy to see Adam Hall rejoin the Lightning line up. He has been great on the Penalty Kill this season; as well as, a beast when it comes to the faceoff. In the 20 games that he played for the Bolts this season, he earned himself 4 points, all assists, and a plus-3 rating.
However, the Bolts Nation didn’t rejoice for very long. Just hours after being reacquired, Hall was placed on waivers once again, presumably so that he could be reassigned to the Lightning’s AHL affiliate Syracuse Crunch. Alas, this would not come to pass.
Adam Hall was claimed off of waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers.
I just can’t seem to wrap my head around this chain of moves. While he may not be the MVP of the Lightning lineup, he is certainly more valuable than a rental player or more so, a ping pong ball.
This is almost on the same lines as when Syracuse Crunch defenseman Evan Oberg was called back and forth by the team during the 2011-12 season. It got so bad that the fans, and even some of the media, began referring to him as Yo-YoBerg.
Be that as it may, we here in the Bolts Nation wish Adam Hall the best of luck on his new team. We’ll miss you on the penalty kill, but we’ll look forward to facing off when you come back to town.
How do you feel about the numerous moves Adam Hall has made in the past few weeks? Who do you think will fill his shoes in the penalty kill, and in the faceoff? Let us know in the comments below.