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04-04-2013, 03:16 PM
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Future Norris Trophy Winner [

I imagine, like Samuelsson and probably D'Agostino, and Strait & Bortuzzo before them, Ruopp will probably spend the full 3 seasons maturing and becoming a solid all-around defender in WBS. He'll be ready to take Engo's spot by that point, hopefully.
Thanks jmelm.

So..he'll be more of a replacement for someone else than Orpik by then. The Defense certainly looks bright in the next couple years.

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04-04-2013, 05:10 PM
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To me Harrison Ruopp is our most intriguing prospect. Ray Shero has always been super high on this kid for some reason and I hope we get the chance to see why sooner than later. He said it was a tough call between drafting Ruopp or Harrington in the 2nd round a couple years ago. I believe he also called Ruopp an A-level prospect in one of his interviews around the trade deadline. Like I said, I'm very curious to see why Shero is so high on this kid.

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04-04-2013, 05:14 PM
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No brainer signing, Ruopp is about our only D prospect with a mean streak. Shero said after the Michalek trade that we almost drafted Ruopp with our 2011 2nd round pick, but then Harrington fell to us at 54th overall. We didn't pick again until the middle of the 5th round, and Ruopp was taken 83rd overall by Phoenix (with our pick originally, lost to Philly for Hamhuis's rights, traded to the Coyotes for Bryzgalov).

Btw, the news release on the WHL site lists him as being 6'3 and 200 lbs now.


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04-04-2013, 09:19 PM
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He definitely stands out amongst all our prospects (even forwards) in the amount of grit he brings.

I think he's a pretty good prospect, and I think his NHL ETA might be only 2 years if things go well for him. He's a better prospect (at the same age) than Strait and Bortuzzo.. but he's not quite on the level of a Dumoulin or Harrington.

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04-04-2013, 09:46 PM
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He does his job well. Not sure where he maxes out on potential but he can easily be an NHL d-man in the 5-7 slot for sure if all works out. He was a good leader for PA this season from what I watched when they were in town playing the Blades. I was impressed. Hope he continues to grow in the AHL.

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04-04-2013, 10:18 PM
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Good info Burgs, Jacob, Duke... thanks for giving some insight into a relatively unknown player (who many consider to be a non-factor in the Michalek trade, and wrongly so). Was still mostly a salary dump trade but we clearly got a good prospect out of the deal / one we had targeted to begin with.

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04-04-2013, 11:03 PM
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I like what I see of him, But with our defensive depth, He might get caught in a numbers game.

Has he played any forward in his career

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04-05-2013, 02:47 AM
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I like what I see of him, But with our defensive depth, He might get caught in a numbers game.

Has he played any forward in his career
In an interview last week Shero mentioned that Ruopp was very popular with other GM's, and that he was in the top 4 prospects with the London guys & Puliot....

So it seems Ruopp has a higher value than Dumoulin....

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Hard to gauge a prospects rank/value/ceiling/eta through analyzing one sentence spoken by the GM. Maybe wait until he actually plays some AHL games before rounding his value up to be our new top prospect?

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Also, from the Raiders website:

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Ruopp earned the Raiders Top Defenceman and Most Inspirational Player honours in each of the previous two seasons.
Must be good at getting to our game.

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Didn't Ruopp board Uher in the rookie scrimmage game?

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04-05-2013, 02:50 PM
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Didn't Ruopp board Uher in the rookie scrimmage game?
It was the other way around, I think.

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04-05-2013, 02:51 PM
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well, he's already begun to say the right things:

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harrison ruopp ‏@_ruoppster 18h
So happy to sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins and to be a part of such an amazing organization. Thanks to everyone for the kind words!
https://twitter.com/_ruoppster/statu...83077722030080

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It was the other way around, I think.
I couldn't remember. I know Ruopp looked pissed the hell off after it.

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also for those who didn't know, his d-partner is Josh Morrissey who is the 6th ranked d-prospect and 17th overall in the latest ISS rankings.

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Josh Morrissey ‏@Morrissey_10 23h
Congrats to my best buddy and d partner for the last 2 years @_ruoppster on signing with the Pens!! Couldn't find a better guy!! #loveyaman!
https://twitter.com/Morrissey_10/sta...10714502418432

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04-05-2013, 03:25 PM
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I might shed a tear of manly bro-joy after reading that last tweet.

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I might shed a tear of manly bro-joy after reading that last tweet.
well, don't we wan't tough bros who know how to compliment talented bros?

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Only Barney Stinson knows the answer to that question.

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But HFBoards only has him as a 6.0C, so... bust?!?!?!

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I have never understood the inconsistency of some of HFB's prospect ratings, but then they are prospects. Are the grades mostly the opinions of the HF staff, of ISS, a mix? It's hard to figure.

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Can easily imagine Errey a few years from now:

"What a bop by Ruopp, are you kidding me Steiggy?"

"Well Bob, he played for the Prince Albert Raiders in juniors, and those hits are reminiscence of Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders."

"Steiggy, he grew up in Saskatchewan, he's a Rough Raiders guy through and through."

Add in long stick, pickle-stabber, etc. reference and I think you're good to go.

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"Well Bob, he played for the Prince Albert Raiders in juniors, and those hits are reminiscence of Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders."
i met Jack Tatum before he passed away and while it probably isn't kosher to say this around Stiller faithful, he was a prince of a man.

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Been signed to an ATO at WBS along with Matt Murray.

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Interesting that Morrow gets traded and Ruopp gets the deal.

Were we overrating Morrow?

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Interesting that Morrow gets traded and Ruopp gets the deal.

Were we overrating Morrow?
Huh?

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