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Ty Rattie to the Flames
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08-12-2012, 02:44 AM
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I think it's more of a case of "Not finding any deals because the money we're willing to spend isn't interesting enough." There's been no real evidence to support that the Blues can spend real salary dollars on UFA players or roll with big trades.
As for the Rattie thing, you might want to check what you're saying against Baertschi. In his first year he only put up 37 points in 61 games without Baertschi. When Baertschi comes along in the next season, Rattie sees 71 points in 67 games while Baertschi enjoyed 85 in 66, and the season after, Rattie's 121 in 69 is great, but Baertschi's 94 in 47 (a 2.00 PPG rate) is even greater. Are you sure Baertschi isn't Rattie's catalyst? I'm not saying he won't develop into a good player all his own, as my previous posts have illustrated that. But I really do believe he'll max out at 60 points, and I believe a properly motivated/developed Granlund would do the same, thus, the near-equal value.
Because, you know, the Halak trade and the Stewart/Shattenkirk trade were nothing.
And a guy only put up 37 points when in the WHL when he was 16? Well, by golly, there's no chance he'll ever turn into anything! And once more the point is: When Sven was in Calgary, Rattie was still producing at a point per game+ total. He was still dominating the league, when Sven wasn't there. I'm not saying he's as good as Sven. I am saying he's better then anyone else that you have, and he was doing it whether Sven was on his line or not.
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