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Inferno 01-24-2013 01:04 AM

Mike Rupp
 
seriously....what does this guy bring to the team?

I've heard the...he's a good lockerroom guy...but you know what, you can be a good lockerroom guy sitting in the pressbox. The guy hasn't played a good game of hockey in a LONG while....


sheesh.


Not trying to be negative after a win...but it's REALLY beginning to piss me off.

Callagraves 01-24-2013 02:33 AM

I don't want to agree with you.

But I agree with you.

Ruppers best years are behind him, his ability to impact a hockey game got left behind, and while he's a fine fighter, he doesn't really strike much fear into players.

On top of that, he's eating up money could have been used to keep Pruster here.

Kreider Typical 01-24-2013 03:42 AM

he's a 4th liner who is defensively responsible and a decent fighter. he's overpaid, but that's pretty much it. as a 4th liner he gets the job done. def people i'd complain about before him

Dangleberry 01-24-2013 03:56 AM

He can and is willing to fight.

Plus he called Shelley irrelevant. :laugh:

Cresto 01-24-2013 04:02 AM

I don't mind him. He just seems.... slow... and.... defensively scrambly and.... just.... a bit lost when he's stuck on the ice against the opposition's 2nd or top line but that's how 4th liners are I guess. His slowness doesn't help.

Blueshirt Believer 01-24-2013 04:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mooskating (Post 58215631)
he's a 4th liner who is defensively responsible and a decent fighter. he's overpaid, but that's pretty much it. as a 4th liner he gets the job done. def people i'd complain about before him

Agreed, he is an overpaid body. But he isn't really a liability.

BBKers 01-24-2013 04:28 AM

Ship him along with one of Eminger/Gilroy/Bickel and a 3rd round pick to San Jose for Douglas Murray and a lower pick/midlevel prospect. Would solve a lot of things for us at once

FromTheSide 01-24-2013 04:40 AM

He was crippled all year last year and its been 3 games thus far this year...a little overreaction maybe?

If anyone deserves to be sat, It's bickel.

Without Rupp we wouldn't have won the winter classic damnit! :sarcasm:

Propane Nightmares 01-24-2013 04:52 AM

2 words:

Winter Classic

RangerBoy 01-24-2013 06:35 AM

Rupp is skating better than he did at any point last season. He did not look bad playing with Boyle and Hagelin last night.

SingnBluesOnBroadway 01-24-2013 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BBKers (Post 58215951)
Ship him along with one of Eminger/Gilroy/Bickel and a 3rd round pick to San Jose for Douglas Murray and a lower pick/midlevel prospect. Would solve a lot of things for us at once

Why would the Sharks do that?

redfzn 01-24-2013 06:54 AM

I thought he looked like he was shot out of a cannon when he came out of the box last night.

Glen Teflon Sather 01-24-2013 06:56 AM

He gets paid 1.5 million to get beat up in every fight

Stepanformayor* 01-24-2013 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dangleberry (Post 58215735)
He can and is willing to fight.

Plus he called Shelley irrelevant. :laugh:

I'll give ya....... "he's willing to fight"..And the Shelly quote is a classic..But you and I must be watching two different games..I can't remember, the last time Rupp didn't end on his back after a fight..No one on any team fear's Michael Rupp or anyone else on this team for that matter. Again, God bless him because iv'e heard he's a very good teamate, but i agree could The Ranger's have done themselve's a diservice by paying Rupp too much and not keeping Prusty?.. IMO Yes.

NYR Viper 01-24-2013 07:43 AM

I just don't see what there is to complain about here. Rupp is perfect for his role. He is a heavyweight who can actually get around and create some chances. In a 7 game series, d-men will hate having to go up against Rupp (6'5), Boyle (6'7) and Pyatt (6'5) on a nightly basis.

IMO the problem is the opposite wing and with Asham being out already it is hard to say whether they need an upgrade there. IMO,a speedy pker would be ideal there.

SwedishBullet62 01-24-2013 08:03 AM

The way i see it hes not gona win you a game (aside from the WC) but hes not going to loose you a game, i can live with that. His prime is behind him but as rangerboy said hes healthy and skating well thus far, and imo theres no real upgrades out there or in our system over him, hes a heavyweight, can play decent defense and is a good veteran presence.

BBKers 01-24-2013 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway (Post 58217257)
Why would the Sharks do that?

They have been asking for a 4th liner with grit and a 2nd/3rd on the main trade board...

KreiMeARiver* 01-24-2013 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway (Post 58217257)
Why would the Sharks do that?

Oh, they definitely wouldn't.

Maybe Gilroy/Bickel/Eminger/Rupp for Couture?:sarcasm:

mullichicken25 01-24-2013 08:12 AM

wierd...i thought he's been playing well so far this year

in the first two games i thought his play was one of the only bright spots

i honestly clicked on this thread expecting it to be a nyrhf classic "appreciation thread"

Vitto79 01-24-2013 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dangleberry (Post 58215735)
He can and is willing to fight.

Plus he called Shelley irrelevant. :laugh:

Basically he's a good team guy and is willing to fight and in this division its good to have

at 1.5 he has to be a goner next yr though, hopefully to a cap floor team and worse case the 2nd buyout.

Haley has a one way deal next yr so like it or not he should make the team. Although so far Segal and Newbury have been called up before him so thats not good.

Asham should be able to be the main guy that fights anyways. Bickel is going to stick around for that too like it or not

Inferno 01-24-2013 11:43 AM

i just haven't seen any of his "game"...i havent seen him generate any kind of a consistent forecheck aside from a shift here or a shift there. no goalmouth presence...i'm just not seeing anything from him. I'm not a believe in fighters so i couldnt care less if he fights or not. Id rather have someone who can hit.

Brian Boyle 01-24-2013 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RangerBoy (Post 58217063)
Rupp is skating better than he did at any point last season. He did not look bad playing with Boyle and Hagelin last night.

Agreed. Strange timing for this thread.

SingnBluesOnBroadway 01-24-2013 11:49 AM

Aside from the poorly timed fight with Thornton in Boston, I think he's been about what I expected. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I think he's value doesn't come across on the ice. He's big behind the scene.

HockeyBasedNYC 01-24-2013 11:57 AM

I agree with Inferno, but I need to give him some more time to get his legs under him. Hes still building up leg strength after the knee thing.

Unfortunately hes been mind-numbingly slow to to the puck and while he can drop the mitts right now building confidence in the system is more important. I wouldnt give him too long but you gotta give him some games.

After 7-10 games if he's still lumbering around like a toad and reaching to break up every play, then you really have to consider taking him out. The Rangers need to sprinkle in some time for the 4th and 3rd lines because burning out Gabby-Richards-Nash is the last thing you want to do.

But i predicted this to be a bounce back year for him, so im going to stick with my original premonition.

In Disgust 01-24-2013 01:39 PM

Huge, lumbering player that looks a bit clueless in his own zone. Overpaid and old- not a fan.


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