New Penguins forward Mike Rupp had some rather interesting comments regarding the Penguins' pursuit of his talents. From The Record's Tom Gulitti:
"Pittsburgh was a team that my agent and I felt that they were really coming at us pretty good. They impressed us and we were looking at how teams were coming at us and we felt that Pittsburgh was really looking like they wanted to sign me and it just worked out. This is where I want to be and it's a great situation."
"I know my agent had spoken to them, but we didn't overly get into what other teams were talking about because of the way the Penguins were handing the situation and that's the route that we went. I hold the Devils' organization in very high regard, but it was just that (the Penguins) impressed me and not just because they won the Cup this year. I was impressed with the way that organization is structured and the direction it's going. That was a big part of it."
Additionally, Rupp has a summer home in Saegertown which is a little north of Conneaut.