It's from the Devils Halloween party. His wife went as Avery. He was her bitch.
apparently there is a picture of mike rupp in a dress surfacing on facebook that isnt photoshopped
I think you guys aren't reading this right at all. I mean I just think - the truth is kind of sadder than your fiction so maybe I should just shut up - sort of like a left-handed defense of the guy... but when have I ever shown discretion...
Rupp just isn't that good. The Devils saved his freaking life getting rid of him. He's a relentless guy and that's what's appealing. But he had to get shut down so he'd fix his heart and take the time to heal. So he healed and got treated like a scrub on his return -- so Lou gave him another chance, not out of sentimentality but because he had something. But it was too late Rupp CHOSE the scrub route. Because it's easy. It's a cut and dry role (heehe I wrote roll - like croissant) on the path of least resistance. Clark is one of the few that find his spot as thug while all the while working to go beyond. Rupp can't do that. He doesn't understand "use your size" --- what can you do? "Channel into your temper" -- he just doesn't get what that really means.... but he can scrape by if he runs on the fumes of frustration. It's just a bummer... he DOESN"T think he could have been someone... he thinks this is what he does, all he can do... and he;s right now because he's getting old.
Soooo... it's not evil or cheap -- he just thinks he's doing what he has to, what he's paid to do.
You're giving him way too much credit. He's in this league hangin' by a thread... it's all he can do to keep his head above water.
Edited by Pepperkorn, 22 May 2012 - 12:15 PM.