Re: Thornton vs. Rupp
posted at 3/29/2011 9:55 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Thornton vs. Rupp
[QUOTE]Rupp isnt a great fighter no denying that. But he shows up and is a better player. Skating in Pitts lineup is no easy task when they have everyone up and running. His role is to protect his players and hit and turn the tide of the game. He likely cracks 200 hits this year. To me that is more than just a 2-5 minute goon. Fact is Thorton shouldnt get near the ice he does. He is terrible. Another point is we have enough team toughness. Chara/Lucic/Campy/McQ. At least we agree in one area that he shouldnt be in the lineup come playoff time. And for those who think he should...why? What team in the East dresses the skating clown? Philly- No- Shelley has a broken face and likely doesnt see ice time. Carcillo is brutal and can be handled. Washington- no skating clown
, Montreal- no skating clown, Buffalo- no skating clown
, Rangers- no skating clown.
Pitt- No skating clown. Godard wont play, Engelland is a 6th dman who plays, Rupp isnt worth dressing Thorton. Point of the entire post was Thorton should sit. I agree 100%. If Paille is used to kill some penalties, add some team speed I will take that. Thorton adds nothing. I wasnt trying to turn this into a who's better. But ask me who I would wanna start between the two in the playoffs and I will take the guy who has better skating and more hits and is a large large man(hense my intimidating factor). No one cares about Thorton b/c he cant skate and doesnt hit as much.
Posted by shuperman[/QUOTE]
Avery? McCormick? Kaleta? Hendricks?
Avery 3 21 24 -1 169 11 Fights 107 Hits
Rupp 6 7 13 -7 120 12 Fights 173 Hits
McCormick 8 11 19 +3 142 16 Fights 99 Hits
Kaleta 4 5 9 -3 78 2 Fights 125 Hits
Eager 5 10 15 +5 110 6 Fights 82 Hits
Hendricks 8 15 23 -2 104 14 Fights 154 Hits
Thornton 9 9 18 +7 122 14 Fights 135 Hits
All in all it looks like our "Skating Clown" is better then everyone else's "Skating Clown"!