Originally Posted by chrlls
OK...you got me. I'll be waiting for that Shelley retrospective. Rupp is far from a great player but he contributed on some decent temas. Shelley has been a loser on losing teams...no surprise that the Flyers are better the less he plays.
And if getting beat up by an over the hill addict who was a shell of his former self is a career highlight, then you are correct.
So you have two players that have minimal playing ability, however one is by far the better fighter and enforcer, and also has a good reputation for being a great guy in the locker room and the community. When you are talking about guys with over 500 career games, and less than 100 points, production is not really of great concern. Again, who do you think will be remembered longer once they both hang up the skates? A bad player that actually did his job and was well respected amongst his teammates and his peers? Or a bad player that was a punching bag, and needed an adult sized @ss kicking for being too mouthy for the cameras? Face it, Rupp is the better player of the two, but neither guy is in the league for their production, so it's a moot point.
Lastly your recollection of the Probert/Shelley fights is spot on! Everyone that saw four solid draws must be crazy. Plus I'm sure you would have beaten on that "over the hill addict," right?