Thread: Mike Rupp
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05-23-2012, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by vipernsx View Post
Deveaux is garbage, an AHL enforcer. If you want to ice Deveaux, ice Scott, he fights better and that's about all Deveaux can do at the NHL level. At least Rupp isn't a complete liability on the ice. And although in the POs is when role players step up and win games for you, you also can't expect your 4th line goon to be the guy winning games for you.
Deveaux had 20 goals and 40 points in Hartford this year in 59 games
23 goals the year before in the AHL.
I am not sure how that translates (maybe not at all), but I don't think it would be unfair to say Deveaux has better hands than Scott and maybe even Rupp.

I think they desperately need fresh legs. I have no idea if Torts trusts Deveaux, but I would not be against seeing him in the lineup if Dubi isn't ready yet.

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