Rupp gives the Pens some more toughness, along with another guy who is willing to drop the gloves.
The interesting thing about Rupp is that he plays bigger minutes than your usual tough guy. The Devils used him about 9 minutes per game on average.
I'm curious about two things:
- Does this put Godard's tenure in jeopardy?
- Does this mean the Pens are convinced that Max Talbot can play a role on the second line?