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Trade: ‘Canes get Marc-Andre Bergeron from Lightning for Adam Hall

Apr 2, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

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The Carolina Hurricanes have added an experienced power-play specialist to their lineup, acquiring defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron from Tampa Bay for winger Adam Hall and a seventh-round pick.

“Marc-Andre is a skilled, veteran defenseman who has made a good career out of helping teams on the power play,” said Carolina general manager Rutherford in a release.

Carolina’s power play ranks dead last in the NHL, converting on just 12.7 percent of its opportunities.

Bergeron has one goal and four assists in 12 games this season. A pending unrestricted free agent, the 32-year-old has been a healthy scratch on numerous occasions this season.

In Hall, the Lightning get a familiar face back on the roster. The 32-year-old defensive forward was picked up on waivers by Carolina from Tampa Bay on March 16.

  1. lonespeed - Apr 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Okay, so Adam Hall was waived by Tampa Bay. Carolina picked up Adam Hall. Hall has effectively done nothing for Carolina since being picked-up off waivers. Carolina then trades Hall to Tampa Bay for Marc-Andre Bergeron.

    • mathieug79 - Apr 2, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      Tampa Bay got a 7th round pick by taking on Hall’s contract. Pretty good if you ask me. The way Tampa Bay are drafting in recent years, this 7th round pick could become another Ondrej Palat, and Mark Barberio. Palat has been a big part of our Penalty kill ever since he was brought up, Barberio should be in the NHL anytime now after 2 straight season in the AHL as one of the top point producing defensemen.

      Anyways with Adam Hall waived right after being acquired by TBL, its pretty obvious Tampa had to take on Adam Hall’s salary for a 7th rounder.

      Now Stevie Y, get us a GOALTENDER!!!!

  2. doubles22 - Apr 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    As someone who has followed The Wild from the beginning, this trade has some significance. It’s nice to see guys who have moved through the or-gan-eye-ZAY-shun can now be remembered as “after thoughts.”

    For as much crappy hockey as we’ve been subjected to over the years, the view is much better from the other side.

  3. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Apr 2, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    MAB is clearly the worst D man in the NHL. Yep! He can play on the PP alright, until he coughs up the puck, which he will and it turns into a short handed goal. MAB will have trouble finding a job in the NHL next year unless the Quebec team(s) want to add a Québécois to their lineup.

    • convincedofthehex - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM

      Yes sir! I’ve never seen anyone turn the puck over that much either on the PP on the blue line, or deep in their own end anytime. He will not be missed.

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