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02-04-2012, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
Ruutu is younger than Morrow, can play C or LW, also plays with some grit, has a Stanley Cup ring & has two brothers with Ottawa ties. Allen brings the toughness that Kuba lacks but we would lose Kuba's offence which we make up with the players we get back. Trading Kuba to Philly for one of their young roster players (VRD, Schenn or Simmons) would also help. I would like to see a line of Z. Smith - Ruutu - Simmons, they would be hard line to place against at both ends of the ice.
Ruutu doesn't have a Cup ring. He's only made the playoffs once, which was recently when Carolina made it to the conference finals and got swept by Pittsburgh in 2009. He had 4 points in 16 games.

I would be concerned about trading Kuba's defensive ability just as much as his offensive ability. He's a much better D-man than Allen is and toughness is a much lesser dimension in hockey than 'offense' or 'defense'.

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