I actually like this move, but where does he fit in the line-up with a healthy Slater? Is he going to be a 13th forward?
I like him better then Glass. Rypien can actually fight. Our 4th line is crowded now though. Glass, Rypien, Slater, Thorburn. Glass likely won't play a whole lot though. At least there is a little depth in our bottom 6.
Most of these signings are to fill out St. John's. Organizational depth was not a strength- last year, when we were ravaged by injuries, we were icing guys like Rob Schremp as the 2nd liner and stuff like that.
It's all depth stuff.
Rypien can throw, but he's more useless than Boulton. Boulton could PK and occasionally scored. As much as I enjoyed watching Rip's fights, that was pretty much it.
I'd rather the team had signed Reasoner or someone.