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01-29-2013, 01:18 AM
All Hail The King
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bethesda, MD
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I liked Rupp when he was with the Devils.
I liked Rupp when he played for the Danbury Trashers during lockout #2.
I liked Rupp when he was with the Pens.
I was thrilled when we signed him.
But....he is not the player he was then. That Rupp had some skill and was a valuable member of the team. Now, because of age or injuries he has lost a lot of what made him a good hockey player. Now, he is only good for fighting and he is a terrible fighter. Whenever he fights we lose momentum instead of gaining it.
I know he's probably good in the locker room and his physical presence is welcomed by his teammates when he is on the ice.
But, his time as a Ranger is coming to a close. Don't blame or dislike him for any of this. It just is what it is.
Agreed on all counts. Fighter/Physical players only have a certain number of fights/years in the tank. I think Rupp is past his expiration date.
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