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#61 '7'

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

Loktionov is turning 24 this spring. He has 24 points in 76 games as a Devil. He may be a guy who never puts it all together. Ruutu is fast, he's gritty, he has scored in the past (though his production dipped this year) he's more of a proven commodity. Loktionov is a fringe player


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

i hate everything about this deal. it makes absolutely zero sense.

 

no talk of carolina retaining salary and even if they did, ruutu is just not good.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

i like this move. brings more toughness we need. is he fast? no but he should fit nicely. were not built for speed and tuomo makes us more of a bitch to play against


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:10 PM

Ya Yo in that spot?


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:11 PM

I don't care who heis as a hockey player, his name is awesome. Time to get Ruutu on my jersey.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:11 PM

hockey-reference has Ruutu listed as a C/LW. So maybe he's played plenty of both in his career


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:11 PM

There hasn't been any mention of salary pickup and I can't believe that there isn't any, but we'll see - that news often comes out later.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

Something else has to be in the works.

 

Lou doesn't get fleeced in deals.  This is a bad trade.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

If another move isn't made *cough Salvador cough* I'll sh!t bricks.
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

Loktionov is turning 24 this spring. He has 24 points in 76 games as a Devil. He may be a guy who never puts it all together. Ruutu is fast, he's gritty, he has scored in the past (though his production dipped this year) he's more of a proven commodity. Loktionov is a fringe player

 

 

i like this move. brings more toughness we need. is he fast? no but he should fit nicely. were not built for speed and tuomo makes us more of a bitch to play against

 

I'm glad at least a couple of people share my opinion!


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

Loktionov is turning 24 this spring. He has 24 points in 76 games as a Devil. He may be a guy who never puts it all together. Ruutu is fast, he's gritty, he has scored in the past (though his production dipped this year) he's more of a proven commodity. Loktionov is a fringe player

 

Agree on Lokti, but Ruutu is on a bad contract.  I'm stunned Lou couldn't unload Sal or Volch in this deal.  Carolina accomplished exactly what I think they wanted to:  dump a bad contract.  They're laughing their asses off that they not only unloaded that contract, but didn't have to take on a bad one in return.  But Tri is right, we don't know if Carolina is picking up any of what's remaining just yet.   


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

Something else has to be in the works.

 

Lou doesn't get fleeced in deals.  This is a bad trade.

has to be


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

Something else has to be in the works.

 

Lou doesn't get fleeced in deals.  This is a bad trade.

 

Remember when you criticized me for stating my opinion as fact?  Well what do you call this?


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

stupidity imo, this deal.

 

the player should fit this team though, i guess


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

The Devils are too soft right now.  Ruutu helps the lack of physical game we have.  Ruutu is a good pickup imo.

two years at 5 million a pop is a very expensive way to bring in a little physicality. the canes better be paying a mil a year over 2


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

Ruutu is fast?  Is this 2009?

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:17 PM

If another move isn't made *cough Salvador cough* I'll sh!t bricks.

 

Welcome back to reality.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

Agree on Lokti, but Ruutu is on a bad contract.  I'm stunned Lou couldn't unload Sal or Volch in this deal.  Carolina accomplished exactly what I think they wanted to:  dump a bad contract.  They're laughing their asses off that they not only unloaded that contract, but didn't have to take on a bad one in return.  But Tri is right, we don't know if Carolina is picking up any of what's remaining just yet.   

 

But Ruutu is a good player.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:19 PM

Something else has to be in the works.

 

Lou doesn't get fleeced in deals.  This is a bad trade.

Lou's retiring at the end of next year. has to be, not staying for the last years of these bad contracts


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

We have to wait there must be more.
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