HALL FOR DUPUIS
The Minnesota Wild acquired winger Adam Hall from the New York Rangers for winger Pascal Dupuis.
What does it give the Minnesota Wild
Hall has a little more upside, but less versatility than Dupuis. Hall is strictly a right-winger, which means the Wild will have to move one of their more versatile right wings (Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Marian Gaborik or Branko Radivojevic) to the port side. Hall gives Minny a little more size, as well, though if he used it often enough he would have never been dealt in the first place. Since Dupuis wanted out of Minnesota, this is a solid return for the Wild.
What does it give the New York Rangers
In Dupuis, the Rangers acquire a player with stronger work ethic than Hall. Since Hall was a healthy scratch often this season, the Rangers did well to land a serviceable type such as Dupuis. The Blueshirts are trying to upgrade their level of grit and determination, so acquiring the likes of Sean Avery and now Dupuis in recent weeks cannot hurt. Hall was a colossal disappointment on Broadway, but at least GM Glen Sather was able to acquire a proven NHLer in return.