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02-04-2013, 01:06 PM
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I just heard this on Kfan..

WHAT!?

Rupp is serviceable. But idk if i liked giving them Nick and i liked Powe and the way that fourth line played together...

Idk how i feel about this except giving us a contract spot. Rupp is a physical presence though but hes nothing more.
me thinks we need to wait and see what else might go down, before we judge this move too harshly?

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Lateral move for an older player that adds salary and we give up a young player that is doing well in Houston? There better be more to this than just opening up a contract spot.

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02-04-2013, 01:08 PM
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I just heard this on Kfan..

WHAT!?

Rupp is serviceable. But idk if i liked giving them Nick and i liked Powe and the way that fourth line played together...

Idk how i feel about this except giving us a contract spot. Rupp is a physical presence though but hes nothing more.
Palmieri was not going to play for the Wild after he had a long drawn out contract negotiation and didn't report to houston when he was supposed to. It's not like he has a ton of trade value.

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Rupp didn't get much time/game playing with the Rangers and was a decent player, for being an enforcer, in his heyday. Not sure if he'll ever be as he was, though.

Honestly, not a great trade for you guys. Not sure what your GM was thinking here unless there's more behind the scenes that we don't know about.

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02-04-2013, 01:09 PM
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Lateral move for an older player that adds salary and we give up a young player that is doing well in Houston? There better be more to this than just opening up a contract spot.
I feel like were trying to get bigger and grittier with this move.

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02-04-2013, 01:09 PM
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Don't really care about the deal. I think it's a poor direction, but nobody involved is more than a 4th-liner, and Rupp's extra salary next year is somewhat offset by the reduction of a contract this year.

But, it does lesson the value we got in the trades to get Powe and Palmieri.


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Don't like it. He's more expensive than Powe, and adding size to the fourth line isn't going to make our top 3 lines stronger in the corners or in front of the net.

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02-04-2013, 01:11 PM
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uh, would rather just have Palms / Kass play in place of Powe.

As others have said, prolly something else in the works too?

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Feel bad for Torchetti, lol. He was just saying how this has been the hardest year for him as a coach due to the personnel turning over. The Fontaine-McIntyre-Palmieri has been the best since the first two weeks.

I really liked Palmieri's game in the AHL but I am sure he looked like that before (don't know, just going off stats). Also, his non-reporting to Houston appeared to open the door to a trade.

As for Powe, I always liked his hustle and willingness to drop the gloves.

Rupp is tougher than Powe but also slower.

It seems redundant to me to have Kassian, Konopka, AND Rupp....gotta be something else coming.
i got the same feeling, more trades to come?

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02-04-2013, 01:12 PM
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So much excitement!

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Palmieri was not going to play for the Wild after he had a long drawn out contract negotiation and didn't report to houston when he was supposed to. It's not like he has a ton of trade value.
I know that but for RUPP? I rather use him for another deal. Not for 33yo bottom 6 forward...

We couldve used him as a "Hey we'll give you a young prospect from the farm too "

I like what Rupp does though.. he plays his roll well.

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mnwild Fletcher: "Rupp is a big guy who has won the Stanley Cup. He brings size, experience and grit to our lineup." #mnwild

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I have a gut feeling that Kassian gets traded and one of Dowell or Veilleux is coming up. Dowell is a better fighter than Veilleux and probably better all around but if Yeo wants a worker who will go through the boards every shift, it's Veilleux.

Did not see him tinkering with the depth/grinders, though. Thought maybe Seto would be traded to open a spot for Zucker or to let Granlund play wing.

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I wonder how many Stanley Cups this trade is going to cost us......

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Strange trade. Downgrades the PK and we lose some speed, but we get size and veteran presence and probably another good voice in the room.

Rupp is an older veteran, HUGE at 6'5, very physical, defensive forward. Does not score. Fourth liner.

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Assets: Has excellent size. Often plays as a poor man's version of a power forward. Can play some center, as well as wing, and is also willing to stick up for teammates. Will drop the gloves with anyone.

Flaws: Will go into prolonged scoring slumps, which hurts his ability to see greater ice time. Can take a few too many bad penalties during the season. His skating is below-average by NHL standards.

Career Potential: Physical, versatile veteran role player.

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02-04-2013, 01:16 PM
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Strange trade. Downgrades the PK and we lose some speed, but we get size and veteran presence and probably another good voice in the room.

Rupp is an older veteran, HUGE at 6'5, very physical, defensive forward. Does not score. Fourth liner.

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Rupp saves his goals for the Winter Classic

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Also think this is going to lead to a Kassian trade.

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Rupp saves his goals for the Winter Classic
That was another thought that popped in my head

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02-04-2013, 01:21 PM
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I was/am a big Rupp fan. Loved his game. After he hurt his knee though, he has just looked really slow. His fighting ability seems to have deteriorated along with his skating. He wasn't bad, but he was just kind of...there. Didn't contribute much of anything.

Rangers fans will always have a soft spot for him due to his Winter Classic performance and calling Jody Shelley irrelevant.

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02-04-2013, 01:22 PM
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Uh? This seems really lateral to me.
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Lateral move for an older player that adds salary and we give up a young player that is doing well in Houston? There better be more to this than just opening up a contract spot.
Came here to post lateral move. I don't see how we improve. Color me silly, but I actually liked Palmieri. Plus, he is 10 years younger than Rupp.

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Rupp saves his goals for the Winter Classic
Then he gives the Jag's salute. Not bad. I like that it gives us more size and in theory makes us harder to play against. There definitely won't be any shortage of fights in Wild games this year haha. I also really like that it frees up a contract. More trades potentially coming? Or maybe bringing up Zucker to give him a shot. Who knows.

The things I don't like are the fact that it adds salary and we lose a little PK ability but mostly a lateral move. Not great not awful.

Gut feeling says maybe GMCF is still working behind the scenes.

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Kassian must be on his way out. Which is too bad...I like Kassian

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GMCF has specifically traded for Rupp so he can score all the goals for us when we play in the 2015 Winter Classic.

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Honestly Palmieri's antics make me think he was a prima donna that thought his value and ability was above where it's actually at. I'm ok with getting rid of him. I don't see him as anything other than a career AHL'er.

The thing about Rupp I get, he's big and gritty.

The thing I don't get about this trade is, they want to be able to roll 4 lines right? So, we have Heater who yes, is obviously slow. Something Wild fans can't seem to ever make a post about him without mentioning. But by all accounts, Ranger fans say Rupp is borderline pylon as well. Doesn't seem like they're sticking to the uptempo/fast mantra with this move.

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