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#121 Sneax

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:21 PM

Will see how he plays, I like ruutu alot always like him when we play the canes. It's one thing to cry about the deal, but let's see how he meshes with our guys and what comes from it. Don't know why its all doom and gloom, as others have tried to point out who are we spending this cap money on anyway?


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:21 PM

i say, without exaggeration, that ruutu should be amnestied over the summer - that's what the canes were going to do.

 

i suppose he helps towards the connor mcdavid plan.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:22 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but I think Lou might be starting to lose it.  What an absolute joke this day has been.  At least the Hurricanes are having a nice laugh.   

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:26 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but I think Lou might be starting to lose it. What an absolute joke this day has been. At least the Hurricanes are having a nice laugh.


You would think at some point Lou would get a player in the lineup under 30 with actual speed. Poor Larsson stuck in the AHL the rest of the season now because Lou refuses to do what needs to be done.
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:26 PM

Well took you awhile but glad that your on board now

 

In the past, I could at least see what the logic was behind most of Lou's moves (even the ones that didn't work out).  I'm not necessarily anti-Lou now, but there's just no way to justify what he did today.  Like I said, even if he had done nothing, I could've understood it.  Who knows, maybe Ruutu comes in and does a terrific job and Lou will prove us all wrong, but damn, I don't see how.   


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:27 PM

I don't mind this deal too much. At least we know Ruutu can play in the NHL consistently if he doesn't get injured. The salary is rough but we needed someone to try bolstering our wings, and we'll have space after some players clear this year and the cap goes up. While it's not a blockbuster, at least it's something.
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:27 PM

I agree.  I actually wouldn't have had any issues with him standing pat. 

 

I wanted him to stand pat. Ruutu is the worst Devils trade I can remember. As Tri just said, the Devils LW core is a disaster. 


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:30 PM

I wanted him to stand pat. Ruutu is the worst Devils trade I can remember. As Tri just said, the Devils LW core is a disaster. 

 

The 'Canes are STILL probably in "Did we really just pull that off?" mode.  Were they able to hide their chucking/glee over the phone as they were talking to Lou? 


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:30 PM

I wanted him to stand pat. Ruutu is the worst Devils trade I can remember. As Tri just said, the Devils LW core is a disaster. 

 

I don't know.... John MacLean for Doug Bodger was pretty bad......


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:35 PM

Again, it all depends on how much salary is picked up.  If it's 50%, it's a decent deal because the Ruutu contract will move again if it has to, even if NJ has to eat 25% of the remaining cost.

 

TG now saying 'some' - so I would estimate some at 20%.  Not good enough, unfortunately.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:35 PM

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Lamoriello said Carolina retained some salary in the Ruuta trade.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:35 PM

Thank God, Lou said Carolina retained some salary.  Here's hoping it's about $4 mil a year.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

If Lokti was going to bolt, and Lou had plans to buy out Volch this offseason, is this trade really that bad? 


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

Well I feel a little bit better now that we know some of the $ was retained by CAR.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:37 PM

How much?


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:37 PM

Well I feel a little bit better now that we know some of the $ was retained by CAR.

 

Couple pennies.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:39 PM

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Lamoriello said Carolina retained some salary in the Ruuta trade.

 

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

I'm happy if it's miminum 40% retained


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

Lokti was leaving, and he has sucked anyway. Ruutu is not the player we needed, but this deal doesn't hurt us whatsoever IMHO.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:43 PM

Well I feel a little bit better now that we know some of the $ was retained by CAR.

 

That's something.  Kinda like finding out your car only has three flat tires instead of four.


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