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11-04-2004, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mooseOAK
To be player like Sturm is Ruutu's maximum upside, so I would just as soon keep Sturm.
First, I really like Marco Sturm. However, just FYI, as a rookie T Ruutu showed a MUCH higher offensive upside than Marco Sturm. Ruutu produced almost as much as Sturm's career year while being 5 years younger and spending the first 50 games getting 10-12 minutes a night with AHL level players. When he got scoring line icetime and talented linemates (Arnason & Daze coming off of back surgery) he was a PPG player and by far and away the best player on the team.

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