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#21 SMantzas

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

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

Yeah, I've (sort of) warmed up to this trade. Ruutu has gotten some pretty rotten shooting luck in Carolina and is a real SOB to play against.  He's basically a better Steve Ott


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#22 MadDog2020

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:37 PM

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

Nah not bad at all, especially with the cap going up.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:45 PM

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?

 

Noo no it's not really a problem, there used to be a blog section but I don't think anyone looks there anymore.  I would just throw it in the sticky'd post next time, but it's not honestly a big issue.  I'm just a ball buster when it comes to this stuff.

 

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

 

It's not bad, but it's not nearly as good as I was hoping for.  Still can't believe that 3rd was thrown in there.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:53 PM

Does anyone know what the condition is on the 3rd yet?


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#25 Devils Pride 26

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

I bet the conditional pick is if Lokti signs in Carolina


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:50 PM

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?

 

Devilsfan118 is right, but this response is class. 

 

As for your question: If you have something you have written that you want to share, you should post it as a new topic only if it calls for one. This was just more of a post that could have gone in the other Ruutu thread and/or the trade deadline thread. Not a big deal though.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Devilsfan118 is right, but this response is class. 

 

As for your question: If you have something you have written that you want to share, you should post it as a new topic only if it calls for one. This was just more of a post that could have gone in the other Ruutu thread and/or the trade deadline thread. Not a big deal though.

 

point taken, thanks for the heads up


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:05 PM

You didn't do anything wrong, Sullivan. Don't let these guys intimidate you. 


Edited by TheRedStorm, 05 March 2014 - 10:14 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:08 PM

double post, sorry


Edited by TheRedStorm, 05 March 2014 - 10:22 PM.

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#30 Mike Brown

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:11 PM

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.

 

He can play center.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:16 PM

He can play center.

 

So can a lot of our players. Bottom line: We needed to add scoring depth and we didn't.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:22 PM

I think dumping Loktionov is a positive to take out of this too though. We got our good games out of him last year, and this year it just didn't stick. If you're going to put him in the dog house, may as well get a decent player in return.

As for Rutuu himself, I like the trade, would've been nice if we could've done a little more, but this actually reminds me of the Ponikarovsky trade in 2012. He's a no frills player, but if he fits well (as he surely can, and as Poni did) it can be an under the radar move that really pays off.
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:38 PM

point taken, thanks for the heads up

 

I look forward to your posts on the board. Nice blog write up by the way, it's good to hear something positive on the Ruutu front.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:53 PM

He can play center.

 

Just because you say it doesn't make it true. Since 2007 he's had one season (10-11) where he played significant time at center. Just trying to get facts straight. 


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:58 PM

Just because you say it doesn't make it true. Since 2007 he's had one season (10-11) where he played significant time at center. Just trying to get facts straight. 

 

Well it is true he can play center.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:02 PM

Well it is true he can play center.

 

Physically yes. So can Henrique, but it doesn't mean you should pencil him in there.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:09 PM

You didn't do anything wrong, Sullivan. Don't let these guys intimidate you. 

 

Of course he didn't do anything wrong - I'm just trying to help a new member get accustomed to the policies of the board.  There's no 'intimidation' here, it's a general policy to not create new threads when one already exists about a certain topic just so things don't get cluttered.  Just giving him a heads up for future reference.

 

Why must EVERYTHING be a confrontation with you?  It's like you come on here looking for fights..


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

Physically yes. So can Henrique, but it doesn't mean you should pencil him in there.

 

Henrique is killing it on Patty's wing right now.  But if Henrique gets cold, he's more ideal as a center imo.  But right now you have to keep on Patty's LW.


Of course he didn't do anything wrong - I'm just trying to help a new member get accustomed to the policies of the board.  There's no 'intimidation' here, it's a general policy to not create new threads when one already exists about a certain topic just so things don't get cluttered.  Just giving him a heads up for future reference.

 

Why must EVERYTHING be a confrontation with you?  It's like you come on here looking for fights..

 

Can mods merge threads?  I know on HF they can.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:34 PM

Of course he didn't do anything wrong - I'm just trying to help a new member get accustomed to the policies of the board.  There's no 'intimidation' here, it's a general policy to not create new threads when one already exists about a certain topic just so things don't get cluttered.  Just giving him a heads up for future reference.

 

Why must EVERYTHING be a confrontation with you?  It's like you come on here looking for fights..

 

There's no confrontation here. You went looking to play junior moderator and i said to Sullivan don't let these guys intimidate you. If you can find the confrontation there, feel free to point it out.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:41 PM

Yeah, I've (sort of) warmed up to this trade. Ruutu has gotten some pretty rotten shooting luck in Carolina and is a real SOB to play against.  He's basically a better Steve Ott

 

Oh he'll REALLY fit in here then, since we've supposedly had rotten 'shooting luck' the last two years.


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