I had mine done June 2 and was playing tennis 6 weeks later (I'm 44). Still, to be able to skate @ an elite level and get back into game shape, I'm thinking 6 weeks minimum for a guy like Rupp. We'll see. Really depends on the tear, as well.
I always appreciate the role that a guy like Rupp plays, but...I definately have some fears about his return. Tough injury to rebound from when you main role is go out there and throw the body and play physical.
I think they need to take time with him and make sure he is ready to play like he needs to be effective on this team.
If Mitchell outplays Rupp, I expect Mitchell to play and not let some political decision or the size of the envelope decide. The chemistry between Mitchell and Hagelin is a definitely a factor and that Boyle seems to be instantly clicking with them, is as well.
Putting guys like Rupp and Wolski back into the lineup is not easy when the team is playing so well.
Logically, it should be EC who sits. Not good enough for a top 6 role, at least not on a competitive team and he brings nothing in a bottom 6 role. Sure, he's a center, but he's a useless center, at least for us.
Sorry, was never truly crazy about this signing. Nothing he brings that we don't already have in both Prust and Avery ten fold! Besides, this team looks fantastic right now, not sure too many teams can compete with us with what we have in our current line up, only addition I want now is having Staal back...... and maybe Parise for cheap!...lol
God... I'm warning you God... do not let Rupp replace Hagelin. Do not test me God.
Torts is not going to take Hagelin out of the lineup for Rupp. They are two different players. Mitchell would be the first guy removed from the lineup because that's more of a lateral move. Hagelin adds a dimension to the team that really no one else can. His speed is really unparalleled compared to the rest of the guys on the roster. Yes Gaborik can take off but he plays a different game. Hagelin plays a solid 2-way game, gets in on the forecheck quick, throws his body around, applies alot more pressure on opposing defenseman, taking away time and space which lead to turnovers. He is exactly Tortorella wants in a player