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Moosetache 08-20-2012 07:56 PM

Signing vs our signings
Ok, I just thought this was worth a discussion if you were bored....

Hartnell gets the same AAV as Tuomo Ruutu? How bad does that make Ruutu's deal?

Blueline Bomber 08-20-2012 08:00 PM

Wasn't it pretty obvious that Ruutu's signing was terrible the moment it happened?

Didn't need comparisons to decide that. Hell, didn't even need the NMC to decide that.

caniac247 08-21-2012 11:05 AM

Big market teams don't have to overpay to keep their players. Small market teams do.

It's easier for big market teams to keep players b/c players want to play in the big cities, etc. Smaller market teams need to sweeten the pot so those said players don't run off to the big cities.

JustJoe2k5 08-21-2012 11:38 AM

Ville Leino makes $4.5 million a year (close to Ruutu's $4.75), for five more years. You can really make any contract in the NHL look fantastic or terrible solely based on the contract you compare it to.

urn 08-21-2012 12:09 PM

Yeah I don't think the Ruutu contract is that bad. We're still not that far above the cap floor, so who cares if we're overpaying him? He is a physical 20-goal scorer when healthy, and you can't just get those for market value whenever you feel like it.

The market for players is not like a wheat market, where you can just go out and buy exactly how much wheat you need for exactly the fair price. I'm happy to overpay someone who has the potential to be our 6th 20-goal scorer, since we couldn't get anyone else instead. Our team would be far worse off without him.

geehaad 08-21-2012 12:12 PM

I'm not sure I'm buying the wheat you're selling, but I understand the basis of what you're saying.

Stephen Goalbert 08-21-2012 02:50 PM

I bet Ruutu would look great next to Claude Giroux too.

Blueline Bomber 08-21-2012 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by Shutdown Sutter (Post 53755045)
I bet Ruutu would look great next to Claude Giroux too.

He'd produce a lot less beside Giroux. Staal has a much higher CGA point total.

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