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Rupp For Powe and Palmieri

It is never too early to start the trading scene in a season consisting of a limited 48 games. The New York  Rangers are taking full advantage of this and know that time is of the essence. The New York Rangers acquired penalty-killer, Darroll Powe, and minor leaguer, Nick Palmieri from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for the veteran forward, Mike Rupp.

The Rangers are lacking that extra jump in their penalty kill and a solid versatile player that can fulfill many necessary roles. While the loss of Rupp may be a disappointment for many die hard Blueshirt fans, the new addition of Powe and Palmieri is a smart move on the part of the Rangers’ organization especially with the absence of Ryan Callahan in the lineup. Callahan finished third in the NHL behind Powe last year with 88 blocked shots.

Powe, a former Princeton University Tiger, played in all 82 games for the Wild last season, finishing with six goals, seven assists and 57 penalty minutes.

Palmieri will be sent to the Rangers’ AHL farm team, the Connecticut Whale in Hartford, CT.

The  23-year-old winger, a former Devils third-round draft pick , has 10 goals and 11 assists in 40 games for the AHL’s Houston Aeros.

The Rangers give up 33-year-old Rupp who had four goals, one assist and 97 penalty minutes in 60 games for the Blueshirts  last season. Rupp has played an average of 6:15 for the team in its first eight games.

Rupp For Dowe and Palmieri
Rupp was on the 2002-03 Devils team that won the Stanley Cup.
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The Blueshirts have also recalled J.T. Miller and Brandon Mashinter,  and have assigned Ben Ferriero to the Connecticut Whale.


Kaitlin Sullivan

Kaitlin Sullivan

Massachusetts native, and avid hockey fanatic, I grew up in a "hockey family" and began spending countless hours in frigid hockey rinks beginning at age 2. I eat, sleep, breathe, and love every aspect of the game and I have always known that hockey was my passion. Unfortunately being a 5'5" female, however, would not grant me a place in the show. The next best thing would be writing and hopefully someday becoming a rink-side NHL reporter. My past reporting experience includes work with ESPNU Campus Connection, WHDH Channel 7 Boston, and Madison Square Garden Network. I am currently a sports broadcasting major at Boston College. Twitter: @kaitEsull
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