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Rangers trade Rupp to Wild for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri
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02-05-2013, 09:35 AM
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The Wild are a very small team. They have one of the best PK's in the league with Konopka, Parise, Koivu, Setogouchi, Mitchell and Clutterbuck and they play in a very physical division. They just got man-handled by the Blues due to their lack of size.
Powe was expendable to them.
This is pretty much sums it up.
I've been a huge Powe fan since his Philly days, and I think you guys will be happy with him if your expectations are manageable. He is never going to be a big scorer, at best he is a 15 points a season guy.
He will improve your penalty kill, and help with shorthanded chances. He was rumored to be one of the fastest skaters, if not the fastest skater, on the Flyers in 2009-2010. Don't put too much stock into his +/- last year, he was racking up tons of PK minutes on a pretty bad team.
Also, he can fight but he's not going to be a primary enforcer. That's why you have Asham. The most shocking stat I've seen regarding this trade is that so far Powe only has 1 hit this season, expect that number to jump up dramatically.
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