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    Hall of Famer Jigawatts's Avatar
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    Gill is gone, Pens sign Rupp

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins signed checking-line forward Mike Rupp to a $1.6 million, two-year contract Wednesday, adding a physical presence to a team that didn't have an enforcer on the ice during the playoffs.

    The 29-year-old Rupp essentially plays the same role as forward Eric Godard, who was deactivated for all of the Stanley Cup champions' playoff games.

    The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Rupp will make $825,000 each season. He had three goals, six assists and 136 penalty minutes in 72 games for New Jersey last season.

    The Penguins lost one of their two top-line defensemen when Hal Gill signed a two-year contract with Montreal. Pittsburgh showed no interest in signing the 34-year-old Gill beyond one season.

    Rupp scored the winning goal during the Devils' 3-0 victory over Anaheim in Game 7 of the 2003 Stanley Cup finals. He has 27 goals, 26 assists and 412 penalty minutes in 335 games with New Jersey, Phoenix and Columbus.

    The Penguins also signed former Boston University defenseman Brian Strait to a three-year, entry-level contract. Strait was a third-round draft pick in 2006.

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    Re: Gill is gone, Pens sign Rupp

    Rupp should give us an advantage, since he can decapitate opponents "Iron Lotus" style:

    Okay...that was bad. Remind me next time, if I am going to go for a Will Ferrell reference, it is better to quote Anchorman than Blades of Glory...Talledega Nights over Semi-Pro...Old School moreso than Kicking & Screaming.

    The Rams' offense featuring weapons such as Marshall Faulk, Torrey Holt, and Isaac Bruce were known as "The Greatest Show on Turf"

    The Steelers' offense featuring weapons such as Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant should be known as "The Greatest Show on Grass"

    This has nothing at all to do with respective playing surfaces at the Edward Jones Dome vs. Heinz Field.

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