Adam Hall was a teenager, he was among the very best goal-scorers his country had to offer in his age group.TAMPA, Fla. -- When
The Kalamazoo, Mich., native continued to be a dynamic scorer into his early 20s and reached the NHL with almost no time needed in the minor leagues. But as often happens, not every kid who lights it up in the junior and college ranks becomes an elite offensive producer at the game's highest level.
Now 30, Hall has made a transition not every player can make -- from expected scorer to effective role player. He's been exactly that for the Tampa Bay Lightning during their run to the Eastern Conference Finals.