Originally Posted by slashtrey
I think Rupp is scared of Lucic if anything, but I don't think that's the issue for either player here.
It's just not a fair trade-off. Lucic is a first line player while Rupp plays fewer than 10 minutes on the 4th line. Lucic probably wouldn't want to fight Rupp not at all because he's scared, but because he doesn't need to.
But Lucic has fought guys like Carkner, Orr, and Rosehill. Fighting a 4th liner isn't out of the question with him.
I hope there are some fireworks in Boston-NYR. Nationally televised game as well!