Thread: Line Combos: How can we improve the bottom six?
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11-12-2011, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Cook24 View Post
I say we go after Tuomo Ruutu from Carolina. As of now the canes are struggling a bit, so its not like they couldn't use a shakeup as well. His cap hit is 3.8M, but it'll be up after this season. We'd have to throw in someone like Richardson in order to fit him under the cap ceiling. He is physical and isn't afraid to drop the gloves either. He'd be a big boost to our 3rd line...

Gagne-Kopitar-Williams
Penner-Richards-Brown
Ruutu-Stoll-Richardson
Moreau-Fraser-Lewis
Hunter/Westgarth

Or we give up a lot more for someone like Okposo whos been struggling so far( 0G, 3A in 13 games) on a struggling Islanders team. His cap hit is fairly low 2.8Mil, so he wouldn't be too hard to fit in cap wise. He would definitely cost more than Ruutu, however. Then we roll with these lines...

Gagne-Kopitar-Williams
Penner-Richards-Brown
Richardson-Stoll-Okposo
Moreau-Fraser-Lewis
Hunter/Westgarth

We can use a combo of Hickey, our 2nd rounder, Martinez, and maybe someone like Richardson or Lewis to try to pull one of these trades off...

Thoughts?
Ruutu would still cost a pretty penny. He is a valuable member of the Canes top 6.

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