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02-06-2013, 06:25 PM
Hayley from paramore
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Originally Posted by SkinnerStaal View Post
I can't wait to see what the team plays like with Ruutu back - be the first time in forever we would have at least 5 top 6 wingers. I don't think that Jussi has a long term spot on the team anymore if we resigned Semin and wouldn't be surprised if we dump him at the deadline (if a new deal is already in place). If Jussi does stick around, would he and Ruutu be the other wingers on the Jordan/skinner and Eric/Semin lines? Third line is inconsistent (if not putrid [points wise]) to say the least this year.
Ruutu won't contribute anything except useless goals in games that have already been decided. He'll lose 90% of board battles and constantly turn the puck over in the offensive zone, but it will be okay because he shows "effort" and is "physical." Basically he's LaRose at triple the price.

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