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Rangers trade Rupp to Wild for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri
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02-05-2013, 12:52 AM
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Now can Sather waive Bickel off the roster?
If Powe is as advertised, he essentially is a Brandon Prust...and it finally fixes the bottom 6...the hardest part of a roster to construct.
Besides posts in this this thread, I don't know where Powe was ever "advertised" as essentially a Brandon Prust.
Prust is a valuable commodity in that he is a forward who combines toughness with a degree of defensive skill. Powe does not approach Prust's toughness, and Powe was -20 last year with the Wild, a +/- number which Prust has never come near. You would think Powe would be the better scorer, but Powe's career point totals are slightly lower even than Prust's.
Montreal pursued Prust with a hefty 4-year contract. Minnesota dumped Powe before they even surrendered the 2013 3rd round pick they sent to the Flyers for him. What does that tell you?
Powe may inherit Prust's role in the Penalty Kill, but he isn't Prust.
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