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    Wild trade for Michael Rupp

    Powe and Palmieri go to NYR.

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    I get we needed more size, but why has Kassian not gotten an opportunity yet?

    Palmieri apparently didnt report to Houston after being cut from the roster.

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    He did report after 3 games, we also had a contract dispute with him (he basically wanted a roster spot) but I still don't get this trade? I mean I like Rupp and I don't care about losing Powe, but Palmieri was a former 1st round pick? And Rupp is 33

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    ^Palmieri was a third round pick...I liked him though. Both guys were pretty expendable, and we need size, but, I don't know about this trade...

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    The trade also opens up room for one more contract to come in. Any free agents out there that would sign an AHL contract?

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    Im just wondering what's going on with Kassian...is he really not capable of doing what Rupp does? We needed size for awhile, and Kassian hasnt played a game. I wonder if he gets a chance tonight now with a player needing to be dressed in Powe's spot, and Rupp not expected to play for us until Thursday.

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    I like it. We needed more size.

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    yeah, the negatives really are only that we get an extra $500K in salary back...which isnt really an issue because his contract will be up before everyone needs renewals. I think adding Palmieri was overpaying a little, but I think some bridges were burned from him and the organization, and when you have a need, sometimes you have to overpay for it.
    Giving up a little bit extra to get back a need shows me that the team is invested in this season, and not looking forward with every deal they make like they have been the last two years or so.

    I am just confused from the Kassian angle. I don't understand why he never got a chance this whole season when we needed size. I thought maybe he would get a chance tonight with Powes spot being open, but I guess he is a scratch again.

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    Oh I must be thinking about the ducks Palmieri then got their draft spots mixed up...I like it, we need more size but I guess this shows how much that Anaheim game really left an impression on Fletcher Yeo and co. Honestly if he wasn't so old I would like this trade. He can play Left wing or center so a 4th line of Rupp-Konopka-someone is pretty scary. I think Rupp is a better all around player then Kassian but now I think Kassian is on the block for something.

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