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02-05-2013, 11:03 PM
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Well if Coyle stays up because of it and actually plays well enough to log more than 12 minutes, then you could say it impacts the team.
I'm expecting this will be Rupp's largest impact.

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02-11-2013, 09:45 AM
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Hey guys, just checking back to see how Big Mike has been doing for you guys? Great teammate and character guy in the room.

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Hey guys, just checking back to see how Big Mike has been doing for you guys? Great teammate and character guy in the room.
he had a breakaway! He's been hitting and strong along the boards. No complaints. you can't fault him for not producing offense if your big guns aren't doing that either.

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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?

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02-11-2013, 11:04 AM
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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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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.

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Yeah, you could tell a few guys upped their game along the boards. Not sure if Rupp was any impact or not. But I'm willing to bet Yeo holds him up as an example for the other players as he knows the guy pretty well.

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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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I like Rupp so far..we have so many guys that can play the PK so Powe was expendable...a big guy that can skate and hit is just what we needed in that bottom 6. Good trade Fletch.

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What I don't like about the Powe trade has nothing to do with Rupp. It's that we gave up a 3rd round pick in this year's draft to acquire Powe. In a deep draft it will be 'interesting' to see who Philly selects.

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What I don't like about the Powe trade has nothing to do with Rupp. It's that we gave up a 3rd round pick in this year's draft to acquire Powe. In a deep draft it will be 'interesting' to see who Philly selects.
We got 2 3rd rounders back

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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 I was expecting slow as molasses. He wasn't even close to as bad as we were told.

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Yeah I was expecting slow as molasses. He wasn't even close to as bad as we were told.
Having witnessed the skating of John Scott, Boogaard and especially Brunette...we're very familiar with how that kind of skating looks... Rupp definitely does not fit that bill!

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