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11-16-2003, 10:54 AM
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Chayos
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Originally Posted by nuckfan in TO
that's an insane deal for Ruutu...

he's an excellent prospect that has star written all over him... but he's still a prospect...

trying to see what other deals have been made where top prospects like Ruutu were dealt, and really there aren't many, so it's hard to find an example to compare with...

but the Isles seem to have made a few - Luongo, Connelly, Pyatt, Spezza... in all these cases it was part of a multiplayer deal... still just breaking these deals up, it doesn't seem close to a Hammer/Parrish for the one prospect deal in any case (not to mention adding a draft pick on top of it)...

Ruutu may yet be a great player, but he's not there yet... does any team deal away two current star players - or a top dman and a productive top 6 forward in this case - for a top level prospect?

I know that prospects - especially of Ruutu's quality - are given a lot of value on this board, but there aren't many examples ever in the NHL where so much asset value is given to a prospect - and Ruutu as good a prospect as he is, is still not a Kovalchuk, Spezza, or Ovechkin...
From an oiler standpoint i would deal Comrie Isbister and laraque for Ruutu

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