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Waiver claims: Flyers get Hall, Jets snag Santorelli

Apr 3, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

Adam Hall

A pair of waiver moves came down prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline as the Philadelphia Flyers took Adam Hall off the wire from Tampa, and the Jets nabbed Mike Santorelli from Florida.

Hall, 32, appeared in 20 games for the Bolts this season, scoring 0G-4A-4PTS while averaging over 10 minutes per game.

He also had a brief stint with the ‘Canes (after Tampa put him on waivers the first time), failing to register a point in six games.

Hall was traded back to the Lightning on Tuesday (Carolina got Marc-Andre Bergeron in exchange), and promptly put on waivers. Again.

In case you’re curious about Hall’s role/style of play, he was sitting second among all Tampa Bay forwards in shortanded time on ice per game (2:11) and ranked fifth among all forwards in hits prior to getting moved.

He’s also fairly handy in the faceoff circle, winning 56.4 percent of his draws.

As for Winnipeg, they got former 20-goal scorer Santorelli, who has failed to make much of an impact after his 41-point outburst two seasons ago.

The 27-year-old had played in 24 games for the Panthers this season, scoring 2G-1A-3PTS while averaging 11:06 TOI per game.

Santorelli was actually placed on waivers yesterday but still played in Florida’s 3-2 shootout win over Tampa Bay, playing over 13 minutes while recording one shot on goal.

As TSN’s Darren Dreger notes, the Jets claimed Santorelli to offset the loss of forward Nik Antropov, who was hurt last night and will reportedly miss the next two weeks with a lower-body injury.

  1. ibieiniid - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    haven’t seen a lot of Hall. is he better than Gustafsson?

    • ibieiniid - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      wow I’m so worked up about defensemen right now, I didn’t even realize he’s a forward.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

        I agree that Gustafsson has been completely inept this season. I had high hopes for him as a poor-mans Kimmo Timonen after last season, but he’s looked lost. Last year I liked his offensive upside a lot more than Bourdon’s but right now he looks like he has the worst instincts of any defender on the roster. He was the pointman on the 2nd PP unit earlier this season and he was absolutely dreadful. Never knew when to pass (or where) and when to shoot. And I can’t count the number of times he’s had the puck bounce over his stick when he’s attempting to keep it in the zone. Always seems to do the wrong thing at the wrong time.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM

        yeah, his inability to keep the puck in the zone is what bums me out about his game. I thought maybe he had a few poorly-timed fluke bounces go over his stick…. but it’s continued. All. Season. Long.

        I can’t stand to watch it anymore. he’s shown a LITTLE bit more of what he’s made of lately with a few nice rushes up the ice followed by a nice pass… but it’s not enough. he screws us too many times.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      If you’re ok with a wing playing defense, sure.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:32 PM

        my disdain for Gustafsson would allow anybody, including coach Lavy to play some defense.

    • mattdaddy7 - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      he’s a forward, not a defenseman. most likely just a veteran replacement on the PK for Talbot now that’s he out with the broken leg.

  2. lonespeed - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    I fully expect Hall to get traded to Carolina before 3:00p, waived tomorrow and then picked-up by Tampa.

  3. jpelle82 - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    he will throw down if needed too. he’s a tough guy with some skill, good role player 4th liner, pk guy…fits in with philly i would think

    • biasedhomer - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      He is pretty much replacing Max Talbot (who I believe was the flyers best penalty killing forward but now out for the season). Although he has 100 times less offensive skill than Talbot, who himself is not known for his play-making/goal scoring skills.

  4. jaredphi - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Apparently, the Coyotoes will trade Yandle for two impact forwards. For Philly, one MUST be Sean Couturier.

    PHILLY – MAKE IT HAPPEN! Offer up Coots and B. Schenn. If B. Schenn won’t cut it, offer Read.

    Yandle is the best pick-up we can make. Better than any D-men that be will FA’s this summer. And a veteran, top-line Dman is what we’ve needed all year.

    Make the trade!

    • ibieiniid - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      man, i want Yandle pretty bad too… but I don’t want to lose Read. idk how GMs make these decisions.

      • jaredphi - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:36 PM

        I agree on not losing Read. Was hoping Braydenn Schenn with Coots would do it.

        Apparently, we’re sniffing around Derek Morris (another Coyote) but I’d prefer Yandle.

    • xflyersx - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      Coots and another impact forward is a lot to give up, no matter how badly we need a top pair D man

      • hkhund07 - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

        Coots and one of either Briere, Timonen, or Hartnell should do it. Clear some salary cap space and acquire another scoring forward via Free agency this summer.

      • jaredphi - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:39 PM

        I agree its a lot…but Laughton can push for a roster spot next season…and I like what I’ve seen of McGinn, who can also push for a roster spot next season.

        If we also use our 2013 1st round pick for someone like Nate MacKinnon or Jon Drouin…(seeing as how Seth Jones will likely go 1st pick of 1st round and we prolly won’t win the lottery for 1st pick), you have a better chance grabbing MacKinnon or Drouin with Philly’s 1st round pick. Either would plug Read’s or Schenn’s spot.

        Plus, we’re deep with forwards.

    • dmfc1112 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      If Holmgren wouldn’t trade Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier for Shea Weber what makes you think he would or even should do that to get Yandle? Nobody even knows what the Flyers really have in Couturier and probably won’t for 2 or 3 more years. Schenn is looking good but still is only in his second full season. Giroux didn’t tear it up in his first 2 years either. I think it’s way too early to get rid of either of them.

      • yougotgirouxed - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:16 PM

        I agree with your comment on Shea Weber. I mentioned that the other day on here in reference to Clowe.

        However, I would trade Cooter and Laughton to pick up Yandle. Hes a top flight D-Man that we undoubtedly need and do not have. The Flyers always have extra centers.

    • biasedhomer - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      Isn’t the bigger problem with the Flyers defense, not offense.

      Sure they lack puck moving defensemen, but they Yandle brings little, if any, upgrade defensive wise.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:25 PM

        a guy that can make some passes IN the zone would be nice. Timonen’s done his job this year, but everybody else is an up-the-fence kind of guy. afraid to make a pass unless it’s on the PP. I’d like to see how we could open up defenses with a little bit of passing involving defensemen in the zone (won us that last game).

    • ryanrockzzz - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      If the Flyers gave up either of those players for him, it would be a bad deal. This team is not going ANYWHERE, they stink. Let the young kids grow together more and add some pieces in the offseason.

    • valoisvipers - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM

      Guys, the Flyers have zero cap space left. ZERO nada nil nothing… get it!
      It would have to be a salary for salary trade and last I looked Briere is broken. So who would you trade that makes serious coin? Please tell me I would love to know.

  5. hockeyfan28 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Very glad the flyers didn’t make an impulse trade they had a nice draft last year and
    let Courterier develop he’s only 20

  6. gotampabay52 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    so tampa trade a player they that player gets nabbed on waivers wtf wow

  7. seagullrice - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    @hkhund07 Nobody will trade for Briere as he’s out with a concussion. If we need defensive help why would we trade our best D-man to get another D-man? And Hartnell? really? I’m pretty sure Philly would explode if you traded him, let alone as a terrible bundle deal…

  8. mclovinhockey - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Ummm the yotes want a top 6 centre and a prospect/ pick

    B. schenn and coots could get us A LOT more than just yandle.

    We could move just one and a 2nd and that would work fine.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      I don’t think Couturier and a 2nd would get Yandle. It would probably have to be a package of Couturier and Laughton, and possibly even a 3rd rounder thrown in. I would do that deal in a second. I really like Couturier’s upside (Laughton as well), but getting a top-notch puck-moving defenseman is the Flyers top priority. They really miss Matt Carle (despite his turnovers) because of his ability to make that first pass out of our own end. Plus, Couturier probably wouldn’t mind playing in Phoenix since he’s originally from Arizona. There’s no way the Flyers would give up both Couturier AND Schenn, but it’s probably a moot point anyway as Phoenix would be smart to hold onto Yandle. Holding onto two top-notch, offensive defensemen in Ekman-Larsson and Yandle would be the right move for the Coyotes.

      • valoisvipers - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:13 PM

        I agree with you that Phoenix would be smart to hold onto Yandle. Holding onto two top-notch, offensive defensemen in Ekman-Larsson and Yandle would be the right move for the Coyotes.
        However Bettman and the league own the Yotes so doing the right thing won’t come easy.

    • jaredphi - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Even better!

      If we could get Yandle for Coots and a 2nd pick, I’d pull the trigger immediately!

  9. flyboys12 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    We already got Rosenhill. We don’t need another role player. Try bringing up Danny Syvret. Kid’s can be a solid D-man (very Timmonen like), especially if you pair him w/ Grossman (when he’s healthy of course). Coots and Schenn are not worth Yandle. Homer needs to fill the D before worrying about replacing Talbot. Force the forwards to earn their salaries, and help defensively, since they haven’t for 90% of the season.

    • biasedhomer - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      So they should put Rosenhill as the every day 4th line center? Is that what you are saying? Last I checked, Rosenhill is an enforcer/13th forward who can’t be on the PK.

      Hall can play center on the 4th line, provides hits and energy, can play on the PK, and unlike Rosehill, has played in the NHL this season.
      Rosehill has played in 0 games this year and was only added because of the Voracek incident with the Caps.

      • flyboys12 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:40 PM

        No I’m not saying that at all. We don’t need an enforcer. Use what we have. Rinaldo has been playing extremely well, better than 99% of the people expected. Give him the opportunity. A rash trade (Rosenhill), is not going to solve the one off incident. Why would Rosenhill have been on the ice with Voracek and G? He wouldn’t have. It isn’t going to solve anything.

        I don’t have an issue with the Hall trade. I have an issue with having Hall and Rosenhill. Keep hall, dump Rosenhill. They just need to sure up the D.

      • flyboys12 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:43 PM

        The loss of Zolniercyk(sp?) lost that speed that could have been used on the 4th line, for what? To gain an enforcer? it was pointless. Harry Z could have been a solid 3rd line player.

  10. flyboys12 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Annnndddddd Jussi Jokinen to the Yinzers. PHT is pretty slow on these updates.

    • ibieiniid - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      maybe you’re watching the same thing, and maybe I’m a bit late, but there’s a good feed of insider tweets on this page:–nhl.html

      also maybe, PHT will delete this when they see it =X

  11. phillyphanatic77 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    I like the addition of Hall a lot more than Rosehill. Despite the Flyers glut of centers they all seem to be pretty terrible when it comes to faceoffs. Hall’s 56% on the draw is a huge upgrade. Besides that, he will help offset the loss of Talbot on the PK. Not a headline move, but one that’s pretty smart. The Flyers need bottom line depth and they did a good job filling those holes.

  12. gotstamkos - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    HUH??? We waive him…Canes pick him up…We trade Bergeron for him…then waive him again????? Someone explain please.

    • valoisvipers - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      You ended up with a draft pick from the Canes and got rid of 2 unwanted players.

      • gotstamkos - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        Well good. Appreciate it.

  13. jaybaileys - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Hall is a great 4th liner who can kill penalties. Wish the Pens could have snatched him up. You guys would be crazy to trade Couturier already. He’s a shutdown center having a tough 2nd season. It’s happened before. Don’t think I’d get rid of him so soon.

  14. flyboys12 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    A pen’s fan with common sense! I like it.

  15. JoeAvg - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Sorry to see Hall doing the Boychuck shuffle. He deserves better. Good pickup for Philly.

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