Thread: Confirmed with Link: Nick Palmieri + Darroll Powe for Mike Rupp
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02-11-2013, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by TaLoN View Post
Rupp isn't nearly as slow a skater as Ranger fans led us to believe. He's got a decent top gear once he's going, just not great acceleration. Since he skates primarily north and south, his top gear gets quite a bit of use.

He's definitely been an injection of something this team was needing. His board play is excellent, which I think his showing others what it takes has started to spread some of that up the lineup.
Yeah, once up to speed he is fine, It's getting there that made him look slow in the Rangers system. It's a lot of stop-and-starts in NY.

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