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07-01-2011, 11:33 AM
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Rangers Sign Mike Rupp (3 years, $1.5M Per)

Brooks and Zipay both said the Rangers will be interested. I'd assume bringing him in would signal the end of Feds, but would signing him be better off than allowing Hagelin to step into that bottom 6 role?

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07-01-2011, 11:35 AM
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I like Rupp and I like Konopka. I think either or would be a good signing. Yea may mean end of Feds but Sather always goes for a guy that can drop the gloves

It also could move Boyle to LW to get more time and a 4th of Avery ,Rupp, Prust would be nice. Or again Konopka. If they sign for Eaves money 1.25 its a good move

Also I really like Hagelin but I dont think you can throw him into the fire. Next yr Avery is off the books and I think Hagelin is in for sure. Plus he will get called up if an injury occurs this yr. Also not a bad thing for him to play with his buddy Kolarik in CT for a bit

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IMHO, we should stay away from Rupp.

I would much rather have Konopka over Rupp, AINEC. Then again, I would also prefer to have Fedotenko over Rupp as well.

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I like Rupp and I like Konopka. I think either or would be a good signing. Yea may mean end of Feds but Sather always goes for a guy that can drop the gloves

It also could move Boyle to LW to get more time and a 4th of Avery ,Rupp, Prust would be nice. Or again Konopka. If they sign for Eaves money 1.25 its a good move
I'd take Konopka over Rupp based purely on his ability in the faceoff circle.

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Soft spot in my heart for Rupp since he spent the lock out year playing for the Danbury Trashers of the old U.H.L.

Like to see him as a depth, physical player for us: players like him always have a role to play.

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I'd take Konopka over Rupp based purely on his ability in the faceoff circle.
yea it was a major weakness last yr and one of the only things Dru did well.

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In the LW spot on the 4th line, which would likely mean no fedotenko.

Dubinsky-x-Gaborik
Wolski-Stepan-Callahan
Avery-Anisimov-Zuccarello
Rupp-Boyle-Prust

that kind of thing.

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Rupp fits anywhere that EC or Avery used to fit.

I like that he provides good size, a willingness to use it. Can play a regular shift.

I like konopka, but I think Rupp gives us more.

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In the LW spot on the 4th line, which would likely mean no fedotenko.

Dubinsky-x-Gaborik
Wolski-Stepan-Callahan
Avery-Anisimov-Zuccarello
Rupp-Boyle-Prust

that kind of thing.
I'd almost want to see Boyle get a shot on AA's wing. We saw how much better Artie played with big shelley on his wing, creating space for him. So maybe that would be worth a look. That way Konopka (or Rupp) could slide into that 4th C role with Prust and Avery.

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I'd rather see

Boyle-Konopka-Prust

or

Feds-Boyle-Prust

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I'd almost want to see Boyle get a shot on AA's wing. We saw how much better Artie played with big shelley on his wing, creating space for him. So maybe that would be worth a look. That way Konopka (or Rupp) could slide into that 4th C role with Prust and Avery.
I agree with this. My perfect day ends up with

Dubinsky, Richards, Gaborik
Wolski, Stepan, Callahan
Boyle, Anisimov, Zuccarello
Avery, Rupp or Konopka, Prust

We would be bigger and more talented.

G and D is fine as is

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I'd almost want to see Boyle get a shot on AA's wing. We saw how much better Artie played with big shelley on his wing, creating space for him. So maybe that would be worth a look. That way Konopka (or Rupp) could slide into that 4th C role with Prust and Avery.
I like that, also Boyle scored more than Avery and is also strong enough defensively to do great on the 3rd line.

Dubi - Richards - Gabby
Wolski - Stepan - Cally
Boyle - Anisimov - MZA/Cole
Avery - Konpoka/Rupp - Prust

That 3rd line would have 3 20 goal scorers and be solid defensively, and that fourth line is physical and a forechecking nightmare for other teams. I like this setup a lot!

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Rupp is a much better player than Konopka and is a better fighter as well. All Konopka brings is the FO ability and higher risk of bad penalties.

If we can somehow find someone we can rely on for FOs, I woudln't mind Rupp as a 4th liner who won't cause trouble being a healthy scratch.

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I agree with this. My perfect day ends up with

Dubinsky, Richards, Gaborik
Wolski, Stepan, Callahan
Boyle, Anisimov, Zuccarello
Avery, Rupp or Konopka, Prust

We would be bigger and more talented.

G and D is fine as is
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I'd be OK with Rupp on the 4th line. We could do a lot worse...just no overpayment.

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Rupp is a much better player than Konopka and is a better fighter as well. All Konopka brings is the FO ability and higher risk of bad penalties.

If we can somehow find someone we can rely on for FOs, I woudln't mind Rupp as a 4th liner who won't cause trouble being a healthy scratch.
I don't agree with this at all. Neither one of these players are massively better than the other.

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I don't agree with this at all. Neither one of these players are massively better than the other.
Of all the talents between the 2 player, the strongest part of either one of their games is Konopka FO ability...that makes him the best choice for our needs.

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I don't agree with this at all. Neither one of these players are massively better than the other.
To me Rupp has a very smart game and every once in a while he shows some hands. Konopka always looks like he's one incident away from losing his cool and taking a bad penalty and man does he have hands of stone, I mean Hollweg level stone hands.

But I could be wrong as this is based on 5-8 games per year for both players.

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To me Rupp has a very smart game and every once in a while he shows some hands. Konopka always looks like he's one incident away from losing his cool and taking a bad penalty and man does he have hands of stone, I mean Hollweg level stone hands.

But I could be wrong as this is based on 5-8 games per year for both players.
I like both, but Rupp is more versatile. Plus, doesn't he play like 10 minutes a game? That would be HUGE in helping others rest, unlike Boogey (RIP) who barely hit 3 min.

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To me Rupp has a very smart game and every once in a while he shows some hands. Konopka always looks like he's one incident away from losing his cool and taking a bad penalty and man does he have hands of stone, I mean Hollweg level stone hands.

But I could be wrong as this is based on 5-8 games per year for both players.
I feel like you believe this because Konopka literally looks mean while Rupp seems a little nicer when it comes to their personal demeanor lol Konopka is just as in control as Rupp to me

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[NYR] Rangers Sign Mike Rupp (3 years, 1.5M Per)

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good good. I like the move. Boyle to wing , Rupp C Avery and Prust.

Rupp is not Brashear guys he can actually play and score the occasional goal
3 yrs may be alot but money wise its not terrible. No more Feds though

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3 years, 4.5 mill total.

Essentially replaces Boogey and the guy can contribute offensively. Basically indifferent to this.

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3 years, 1.5M per. Do not like. Reminiscent of the Boogaard and Brashear signings, but I guess Rupp is slightly better.

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