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Rangers trade Rupp to Wild for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri
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02-06-2013, 12:54 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Time to build lines 3 and 4 and this will help
Palmieri for Rupp is almost worth it...to get an experienced grinder w/ the versatility that POWE is a solid swap on any front. Wild weren't going to play Nick and that is a good trade for NYR. Palmieri in short bursts alongside Ilja Kovalchuk a few years ago looked like a very solid 2nd line 20 goal power forward. Right now the Wings for NYR are starting to look good.
Unfortunately the blueline and Center Ice look a bit thin on Size/ Power and Depth.
Mcd/Staal--Girardi the only true top 2 duo..Really MISSING Sauer.
Gilroy is improving but needs a solid #1/2 Left handed partner to balance him out Stralman is not the right fit for this combo. Sadly B.Skej isn't NHL bound any time soon.
My combos once Callahan and Kreider return to form-----
Miller-Boyle-Callahan---Rationale here is to let Boyle rediscover his 10 goal form and give the combined leadership of Boyle and Callahan a boost by another good young leader in Miller who is a versatile Malhotra/Dubinsky style of grinder but with more versatility to his game and less size/speed/ goals. Allows for greater development of Millers all around game by playing with 2 of the best fits for his style. Truthfully he's usually better @ C/RW but he can fit anywhere in the bottom 9 slots behind the top line.
Kreider-Powe-Palmieri--Energy, size and Grit...NYR could actually use a speedskating pivot right now as neither Boyle/Halpern/Miller really fit the role and they're missing the skill/ reach of Anisimov/Dubinsky just a little bit at Center.
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