I always liked Adam Hall, and even though he's already been waived, it does get something for MAB. Value for MAB was not great, but I really don't think a 4th/5th could have been obtained for him, otherwise Yzerman would have jumped all over a deal like that.
This deal was hardly a blockbuster, but I don't think too many TBL fans are going to be heartbroken MAB is gone.
Maybe Cooper or Zettler is a big Hall fan? Maybe Syracuse is perceived to need some vet leadership?
I like this trade, we traded nothing for a chance at a prospect. We had NO need for him and got something, so I'm happy and given the resent success of SFY with 7th rounders (Palat: WOW; Gusev: great potential, but Russian; Peca: Great NCAA player so potential is there). If he can find 2 other guys like any of those three with our 2 7th rounders this year it would be really great.
Sucks for the Crunch more than anyone. They needed some veteran help down there, they will be in some trouble till the lightning are officially out of the playoff picture. Don't know why we just didn't acquire an AHL player instead. Hall wouldn't have be resigned anyway with all the CHL contracts being added next year.
Tyler Johnson, Radko Gudas & PC Labrie watching practice from stands, no injured so bet is they will be (paper) assigned to Syracuse to be playoff eligible; Killorn and Conacher are practicing, so that probably means they won't be playing for Syr in postseason.
Also, Richard Panik not on the ice and not in the stands, so I have to assume he's on his way back to Syracuse.