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07-15-2010, 03:42 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Because a line won't stay together forever. Last years chemistry isn't guaranteed next year.
Plus a guy like Ruutu, who has steadily improved since signing here, coming off a career year, on an expiring contract could fetch more then he's actually worth on the trade market.
You have to explore avenues to make the team better. Realistically, now is probably the best time to move Kelly and Ruutu, in terms of value on the trade market.
Doesn't mean it's going to happen, but Murray should be exploring every option to make the team better.
Crap. Ruttu and Kelly are extremely effective 3rd liners 12-15 minute a game players on defence and offence. They were the strength of the team last season. You win and the Sens went on their long streaks due to the effectiveness of Kelly and Ruttu and Neil. If we had 6 awesome offensive forwards maybe we could move one of Kelly or Ruutu but we don't. They are the streength we have compared to other teams. We have a worse 2nd line than most teams and a far better checking/3rd line thaqn almost all teams. Subtracting that strength makes us far weaker.
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