Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Blackhawks Re-Sign Ladd
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06-23-2008, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by zetterberg40 View Post
Ruutu has been healthier lately and Ladd has only missed 36 games in two years. I guess they are pretty even in terms of relative health. I thought Ruutu lost a lot more but it really was just the one season of 15 gp only.
You get hurt once and get the "injury prone" tag on this board for life.

The Hurricanes can take Ruutu to arbitration. There is no way that his 32 point season will get him $3M. I haven't seen anything that indicates he's asking for that much anyways.

Ruutu scored more points-per-game with the Hurricanes than Ladd did with the Blackhawks. He's also a better defensive player and more physical, while being a natural center (Brind'amour and Cullen are coming off of serious injuries). Yet the trade is bad because...Ruutu will make a bit more money? Okay.

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