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06-06-2012, 04:26 AM
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London's Rupert Twins

can anyone tell me anything about them?

I know Ryan plays center and Matt plays LW but besides that not much ... like where they will be drafted if drafted

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06-06-2012, 07:03 AM
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The twins are interesting... the certainly know when to elevate there game. They're not the best of skaters but get around the ice well. The were part of London's best line in the playoffs and were two of the best forwards last in the 2011 playoffs.

They play on the edge and sometimes go over it at the wrong time. But they play much bigger then they are and don't back down from anybody doesn't matter there size. I remember Ryan's first game he seemed intent on trying to piss off Justin Sefton... Sefton is a tough kid.

Matt is a step behind Ryan interms of development. Ryan played half a season with the Knights while Matt was still in JrB. You could tell the difference when Matt came up at the end of the season.

These two are a menace on the ice and will play pro hockey somewhere and drive alot of people nuts..

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06-06-2012, 08:16 AM
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I don't think they're normally ranked for the draft (?not sure? - haven't been checking the rankings much this year), but for me, I'd strongly consider taking them in the late rounds. They may not have a lot of upside, but as JL17 says, their energy and determination is going to see them being effective pros at some level. So whether they are agitating and chipping in something on your farm team, or whether they take a step up to something like a Scott Nichol-esque NHL energy line role, it's still something.

They will probably get higher and higher profiles too, since London seems likely to be a strong team again, and they'll assume bigger roles and more offensive responsibility. Worth a flyer IMHO.

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06-06-2012, 09:19 AM
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I work for the Knights and they are some of my favourite players to watch. Played on a line with Watson at the end of the year. Ryan is definitely the better player and I think it will remain that way. He has some nice hands and scoring touch to go along with his nastiness.. I would definitely take them in the later rounds, not sure where abouts they would be ranked but getting a package deal of both of them would be great.

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06-07-2012, 02:47 PM
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I haven't seen them played aside for a few memorial cup games, but would you guys compare them with the Saulnier twins in Moncton?

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06-07-2012, 02:54 PM
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I haven't seen them played aside for a few memorial cup games, but would you guys compare them with the Saulnier twins in Moncton?
Nope, two completely different sets of players, or twins ha

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06-07-2012, 03:06 PM
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My guess is Ryan goes late and Matt is invited to an NHL camp, later signed, probably by the same team that drafts Ryan.

My favourite story on the Rupert Twins, courtesy Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal

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The highly entertaining London Knights’ Rupert twins — Matt and Ryan — are a royal pain in the butt to play against (they remind me of a double-pack of Darcy Tucker), but they get on each other’s nerves too.

“They got into a fist fight at the back of the bus at the Memorial Cup. (Coach) Mark Hunter had to go back there and said, ‘I feel like a damn father. I asked “Who started it?” One said, “He did.” The other said “He did.’ ”

“Finally, Mark took one of them up to the front and left the other one at the back. He said it was like babysitting schoolchildren,” said Kevin Prendergast, laughing. “They fight with each other all the time, but when they drop the puck, they come to play. They get under your skin.”
I love that they can't even stand each other!

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sport...323/story.html

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06-07-2012, 03:12 PM
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My guess is Ryan goes late and Matt is invited to an NHL camp, later signed, probably by the same team that drafts Ryan.
Yeah Vancouver did this last year with the Westerholm twins.

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As a knights fan I loved watching these kid play. They don't take one shift off, get under the skin of the other teams best player( hubredeau during the memorial cup) and score goals. I would definally draft both of them late rounds, hopefully philly does..

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From the little I've seen of them they seem like an absolute pain to play against.

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Too small to plays the game they would need to in the NHL....

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06-07-2012, 06:37 PM
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as an ohl fan and seeing them more then some others, i would at least take a chance on ryan. let him finish his junior career then start in echl and see how it goes. matt i think is on a lower level imo. but never hurts to give young energy players a chance.

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06-08-2012, 12:23 PM
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You know how in those campy old evening dramas and tv movies there is always an evil twin?

Both of them are the evil twin.

Picture Matt Cooke in his Vancouver days; now imagine there are two of him.

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Too small to plays the game they would need to in the NHL....
Just like Brad Marchand right?

Size is a determining factor far too often in the draft.

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5'9 and 150lbs...

Someone should take then both in late rounds

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06-08-2012, 01:42 PM
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5'9 and 150lbs...

Someone should take then both in late rounds
They're probably more 180-185lbs then 150.

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06-08-2012, 01:50 PM
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They're probably more 180-185lbs then 150.
Oh, your right. I just took first measurements I found. Should have checked for newer ones

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06-08-2012, 03:37 PM
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Nice junior players but not much of a pro careers for either one.
IMHO...vastly over-rated.

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Just like Brad Marchand right?

Size is a determining factor far too often in the draft.
You don't want to go down that argument path that you know that you cannot win. There are by far way more smaller players that have never made it then have...

Marchand is also a ton more skilled then those two...

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As a 7th rounder I wouldnt mind seeng Detroit take Ryan. He could end up similar to Scott Nichol, I think the Hunters are great for developing players and on a good team like that they will get lots of playing time in big games.

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Just noticed Toronto has picks 156 & 157

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06-23-2012, 11:02 AM
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Half way there Burke. Half way there

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06-23-2012, 12:18 PM
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And halfway there was all they were interested in, I guess.

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The problem with the Ruperts is they're so small (I don't even think they're the 5'9" they're listed at) and not exceptional skaters. Ryan is a better skater for sure, so it makes sense that he was the one that gets drafted. They're incredible players from the blueline and in, they're also a pain to play against. Skeptical about the size/speed combination at the next level.

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And halfway there was all they were interested in, I guess.
I guess the feeling is draft one and just sign the other in the off season. lol

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