Thread: Mike Rupp
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02-04-2013, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
The Rangers need players who can pressure the other teams defense into mistakes. Rupp, when he was younger was very effective at getting in on the forecheck and wreaking havoc. I have been a vehement defender of Mike for a while on these forums because he brings so much more than just on-ice presence but the Rangers really need to bring in someone who can forecheck effectively because Bickel and Rupp are not doing it.
My sentiments exactly.

I remember when Slats was asked why he got rid of John Maclean. He said "Johns giddy up just doesn't giddy up anymore". Same issue here.

I thought the knee injury was the issue. Its obvious now that it isn't. If he can't get in on the forecheck and thump opposing teams D-men, then he is utterly useless on the 4th line. And the thought of him on the third line is just embarrassingly absurd.

I love toughness and tough players but Mike Rupp is done.

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