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11-22-2011, 09:21 PM
DROP THE PUCK
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Some people are way too hard on Rupp. He looked mediocre in his first 7 games here, so now he belongs in the AHL? Come the **** on. He has been a very solid fourth line player throughout his career. Way too quick to write him off.
He has been a full time player on good Pittsburgh and NJ teams for the past five years. Now he sucks because he didn't impress in seven games here. Got it.
For what Rupp provides... what exactly does he provide?... he's not worth the money he's being paid. Plain and simple. Deveaux is a better skater, works the boards fine, fights, hits, and has a nice blend of cockiness.
The extra cash Rupp is being paid, can be allocated elsewhere at the trade deadline.
I could care less that Rupp was on winning teams in the past, he's still not worth his contract right now. And that's what matters: now.
We are complaining about goals, and we are wasting 1.5 for the next 3 years on a guy who has 50 NHL goals in over 500 games...
1.5 could be used toward (meaning, Rupp's money and someone else's) a player that can score, at the deadline. Deveaux fills Rupp's role for a little over 500K. That's a full mil less.
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