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11-18-2012, 04:22 PM
Johnny Engine
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Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
interesting. for a while, it looked like that was going to be michael rupp, though he really pulled it together after lou gave him a second chance and is now a solid fourth liner.
That's exactly him. I would say that Rupp being 5 years younger than Sloan was really fortunate. The make or break point in Sloan's career was probably around 2005, and we all know what happened then.

There are probably quite a few borderline checking forward guys who are 26/27 years old right now, who are currently watching their NHL careers go down the drain.

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