im fine with Ruutu but my only "problem" with it is that we have too many of those players.
"Good 2way guys who can put the put in the net once in a while and play the system."
I guess you can look at it as we have good depth of guys who won't hurt you. But we're really struggling getting puck in the net and with a bunch of inconsistent guys, you can only hope that the timing is good so that they pitch in at the right time at least.
Thats a reason we've been really inconsistent too
Guys that can put the puck in the net with some degree of consistency are a bit hard to come by unfortunately. The ones that were available, with the exception of Hemsky, had price tags that were a bit too high for rentals. If we had our first round pick this year, Lou would have had some more flexibility and a player like Vanek or Moulson might have been in the cards, but that's water on the bridge.
In the end, the team is, at the very least, no worse off than it was two days ago. Ruutu's contract is nowhere near an albatross, especially with the money that Carolina retained, and it doesn't really get in the way of Lou making any other moves that he might be inclined to make.
It appears to be a move aimed at improving what is already one of the team's strengths, which has taken a team with a mediocre batch of forwards pretty far as it is. Not a bad strategy when your options were otherwise limited.
Edited by Daniel, 06 March 2014 - 12:09 PM.
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