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08-01-2010, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Henkka View Post
I think people are just overrating Ritola's abilities. He doesn't have any strenghts is his game and he should have shown SOMETHING even at AHL before coming waiver-exempt. It now just pure gamble will he ever be a NHL player or not.

In most of the cases, a player with any strengths in his game, won't ever be any kind of useful NHL player.

Even though he would be valuable some other team, it does not anyhow turn our organization to one way or another. We will have players to replace him now, and, in the future. He isn't any kind of missing piece of anything.

He should really impress at the training camp to get a spot, or he is gone. It's do or die for him right now.
How many times you seen him play to come to the conclusion that he has NO srengths?

Great skill level, can really dangle, is solid defensively, he hits when needed, and he's a guy that can play on the PP and PK. He's on a very cheap 3 year contract which helps too. I've seen him look like a dominant player in the AHL and yet sometimes for all his dominance he'll walk away pointless and that's so very easy for guys who don't watch to write him off as being ineffective.

If he is waived (likely) he will be claimed and prove guys like you very wrong.

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