Originally Posted by ericdaoust
I get it from the Rangers' side. Powe is more of a Tortorella-type even though you would think Rupp's size adds something different to the game. Getting the prospect is a decent bonus I guess.
I don't get it from Minny's perspective though.
As Carcillo said, MN needs size. Rupp will do a better job of winning battles along the boards and pinning opposing players in their own zone. Will be interesting to see who fills Powe's old PK role though.
Palmieri was basically just a thrown in because he was being a cancer (contract holdout and didn't report right away to Houston when he was sent there) and it opens a roster spot now since MN was at the 50 limit.
Edit: Yeah what Carcillo said again, posted it quicker than me.