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01-29-2012, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Vagrant View Post
I have to wonder if you've ever seen him play to qualify him as a 2nd/3rd line forward. Ruutu is beyond a shadow of a doubt a Top 6 player on any team in the league due to his unique set of skills.

50-60 point pace per season, tons of hits, defensively responsible.... he's got what you need to win in the postseason.
I've seen him play plenty. Good player. Typical second liner. Skilled offensively but inconsistent in that facet. Tough pest.

He's on pace for barely 40 points this season, though. He's a 50 point player that is an impending UFA. Will want an upwards of $4M+ on his next contract.

I'm not saying he's a bad player, but he's going to garner a hefty sum on the trade market, more than he should get, IMO.


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