Yesterday the New York Rangers shocked the world when they traded Mike Rupp to the Minnesota Wild for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri. Rupp, who wasn't getting any real playing time under John Tortorella, actually brought back a serviceable return, considering he hasn't played much for the Rangers.
Bryan Reynolds from Hockey Wilderness helped us out a little with a couple of quick paragraphs about the two players.
First, on Powe:
Darroll Powe is a gritty, grinder type player, who does all of the cliche things a fourth liner is supposed to do. He is a natural center that the Wild have been using on the wing, and he is a force to be reckoned with on the PK. He never really fell out of favor with anyone here, coaching staff or fans, but he seems to be a victim of the Wild wanting to add size. Rupp is much bigger than Powe, and lately the Wild's skilled guys have been getting manhandled and simply run over. Powe was a favorite of Coach Mike Yeo last year, and has a never say die work ethic that will quickly translate to the Rangers. Plus, he played in Philly, so you all likely know at least some of what you are getting.
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