Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers Sign Mike Rupp (3 years, $1.5M Per)
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07-01-2011, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by n8 View Post
i'm ok with that but will he brew for 3 years? ah, that's not fair. we have lots of contracts ending next season.
This is the lineup that I see (assuming Brad signs, which looks increasingly more likely):

Wolski - Brad - Gabby
Dubi - Anisimov - Cally
Hagelin - Step - Zuccarello
Rupp - Boyle - Prust
Avery - Christ - Weise

If Hagelin proves capable of NHL play, which I think he will, there is definitely a spot for him. Avery and Christ will step in when someone is injured and/or if Zuccarello proves unworthy, which I think he won't.

It's up to Hagelin (and Zuccarello) to lose their spots in the top-9. If the two of them step up, and Gabby returns to his 40-goal form, the Rangers would be a Cup contender.

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