LOL it's funny reading people defend him on the first page and now after tonight's game people are saying that he sucks...
The dude is too SLOW to be effective in the NHL. He played in the damn Federation League with one of the guys I used to work with for the Danbury Trashers for christ's sake. It's not like he's great at defense either... more often than not he can't handle the puck well enough to do anything with it so I don't really understand what the point is other than not having anyone else to play.
I appreciate what he did in the Winter Classic and I love the type of person he is, but the guy is garbage on the ice. Are we really going to use a regular season game from last season and say, "Oh it's ok if he sucks now.. he won us a hyped-up regular season game last season!"
I find it funny that the same people who are clamoring for the Rangers to acquire as much top line talent as possible every offseason are the same ones harping on the play of their depth players. There's a correlation there.
Would rather not see him playing with Hagelin, but I think the lack of a 3rd line center is a result of that. Rupp doesn't bother me. I have more problems with Bickel and Boyle and the playing time they get. Boyle in the high 10 minutes, Bickel getting any at all.
Yep, he is garbage. All he does it get into staged fights with other goons. What a waste of 1.5 million per year. Give me a 4th liner who can skate, hit and create some energy. I hope Sather dumps him asap.