While it wasn't the major move I was looking for, I'm all on board here. Today the Wild send Pascal Dupuis to the Rangers for Adam Hall. I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about Hall, but reports indicate he has potential to be a pretty good power forward and has some grit.
A few entries back I posted the need for grit on the team, and it looks like assistant GM Tom Lynn was listening. Here is Tom's take on the trade:
"Because the element of grit is not widely available in the trade market, we feel we are getting a player that brings more of that physical element while New York is getting more of a penalty killer. Having that toughness is definitely needed in a playoff push."
I'll miss Dupuis, though. He's been here since the beginning and has been a terrific defensive player for the team. Early on he was thought to be the 2nd scorer behind Marian Gaborik, but that never quite happened.