Hall is just playing physical now to try and make an impression with the team and the fans.... That's not his regular game... He's very soft for his size....
Pred fans said the same thing about him when he was traded here... He was virtually non-existant in some of our most physical games this year.... He was good on the PK but that's about it....
This wouldn't be the Wild's first reclamation project. Dupuis was Reclamation Project #2. Wes Walz was #1 and the most successful. Jacques Lemaire has turned a number of washouts, has-beens and etc. into decent players. Some failures, too, but then we've not sacrificed much and they were usually a slight improvement over the player they replaced anyway.
He may be playing that way to impress Lemaire, Tremblay and Ramsey. JL will bench anyone to get a message across or call them out at a press conference.
Dupuis has been good. Takes the body much more than i figured... Was at the Devs game last night and he was very consistent with his hits. Also had some force behind them too.
Felt that the Dupuis Cullen Ortmeyer line may have been the best of the bunch actually.
Yes, Dupuis will take the body. Unfortunately, he's 5'10" 170lbs and the impact isn't much ... flea v. truck ... he just kinda bounces off guys he hits. However, if Cullen and Ortmeyer (mostly Ort?) are throwing their weight around, he should fit in well.