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#1 SullivanNJD

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:34 PM

http://wp.me/p4nFVg-L

New blog post on the trade
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:42 PM

http://wp.me/p4nFVg-L

New blog post on the trade

 

I agree word for word everything you said.  He's gonna be a nice player for the Devils.  I'm already preparing the crow for everybody to eat.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

I agree word for word everything you said.  He's gonna be a nice player for the Devils.  I'm already preparing the crow for everybody to eat.


Haha. I'm excited for tomorrow's game and seeing who he plays with. Think he replaces zubrus with Travis and jagr?
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

Agree with OP as well. This is a decent pickup.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:58 PM

Haha. I'm excited for tomorrow's game and seeing who he plays with. Think he replaces zubrus with Travis and jagr?

 

It's possible.  But I'd rather Ruutu be on the 3rd line.

 

Zubrus - Zajac - Jagr

Henrique - Elias - Brunner

Clowe - Ruutu - Ryder

Carter - Gionta - Bernier


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:03 PM

You guys must be huffing that high octane gas. This pickup will do nothing just like the Sullivan deal last year.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:07 PM

You guys must be huffing that high octane gas. This pickup will do nothing just like the Sullivan deal last year.

 

I'm pretty sure our team is better with Ruutu instead of Loktionov. Since it seems we're still trying to make the playoffs, that's a good thing. :D


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:11 PM

I'm pretty sure our team is better with Ruutu instead of Loktionov. Since it seems we're still trying to make the playoffs, that's a good thing. :D

 

We were still trying to make the playoffs when we got Sullivan too. We've already got several forwards that are decent two way players that are good for 50 points a season. This does nothing to address the scoring we're lacking. We could have found a better deal out there for Lokti if we made the right package. It's not Lokti's fault PDB kept fvcking with him up and down the line. We could have made a splash, but instead we got fleeced by Carolina. Loktionov and a 3rd for Tuomo Ruutu? Are you serious?


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

Ruutu is better than Loktionov.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:27 PM

Ruutu is better than Loktionov.

how many times are you going to say this brown.. we all read it the first 6 times
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:27 PM

Ruutu is better than Loktionov.

 

PDB misused Loktionov. Ruutu is superfluous on the Devils. Like I said before we already have enough two way forwards.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:34 PM

PDB misused Loktionov. Ruutu is superfluous on the Devils. Like I said before we already have enough two way forwards.

 

Loktionov is best utilized with skilled wingers in a 2nd line role.  Zajac and Elias are both better than Loktionov, so there was no room for him in a top 6 role.  Carolina is a better fit for him.  Ruutu is a legit 3rd line center, while Loktionov is not.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

Loktionov is best utilized with skilled wingers in a 2nd line role.  Zajac and Elias are both better than Loktionov, so there was no room for him in a top 6 role.  Carolina is a better fit for him.  Ruutu is a legit 3rd line center, while Loktionov is not.

 

Wow! A third line center. Well we all know that our third and fourth lines are where we need help the most!


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:43 PM

Wow! A third line center. Well we all know that our third and fourth lines are where we need help the most!

 

Well here's the thing.  Ruutu can also be used as a 2nd liner as well.  He's versatile, and brings physicality.  He can chip in points, and will help the forecheck.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

Well here's the thing.  Ruutu can also be used as a 2nd liner as well.  He's versatile, and brings physicality.  He can chip in points, and will help the forecheck.

 

Ruutu has only played all 82 games twice and his career high in points is 57. He's nowhere near as versatile as you think he is. Plus he's a right winger not a center.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

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The #canes retained 20% of Tuomo Ruutu's remaining contract in the trade with #NJDevils.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:26 PM

Chris Johnston ‏@reporterchris 34s
The #canes retained 20% of Tuomo Ruutu's remaining contract in the trade with #NJDevils.

 

So not only did we get fleeced, but we really got fleeced.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

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The #canes retained 20% of Tuomo Ruutu's remaining contract in the trade with #NJDevils.

 

$3.8 million cap hit.  In other words, very close to the cap hit of an average NHL player.  That's not bad.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

(Don't start a new thread to post links to your own personal blog.  It's awfully spammy)

 

YEAH, I'LL BE THAT GUY.

 

I'm sorry, I didn't know that was frowned upon. Will refrain from it going forward. Is there a section or spot on this site to post blogs?


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