Thread: Confirmed with Link: Nick Palmieri + Darroll Powe for Mike Rupp
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02-11-2013, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
He's had much more of an impact at even strength. He's not the first in on the forecheck and reminds me a bit of Boogaard when he's trying to turn (WIDE AND SLOW) but he's scared the crap out of some defenseman who throw the puck away and clear out when he's coming in for the hit. Takes a while to get up to speed but top speed is decent for his role.

He's also had some nice plays around the net where he's banged away at pucks, even had a breakaway last game. Might have drawn a penalty? Can't recall.

Doesn't play on the PK but we have plenty of guys who can do that.

I've generally liked him more than Powe, but we have so many of those speedy grinder types that we just needed variety. Brodziak, Clutterbuck, Mitchell, and Konopka all play variations of the same game that Powe does. We didn't have any big forecheckers like Rupp.

Guessing a win-win trade?
Thats great! Rupp is a great teammate and you can't ever fault his effort.

Yeah, Powe has settled in perfectly on the Rangers 4th line. Powe-Halpern-Asham has been sustaining a forecheck and have been a pain in the ass to play against on a nightly basis. He also has looked very good on the PK which was needed.

Definitely sounds like a win-win at this point.

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