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04-07-2013, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by normalpsychology View Post
yep, exactly. Imagine how much better our forward group would be with Sutter. He couldn't wait 1 shortened season? We have 2 sometimes 3 useless lines. At least with Sutter we could still have a checking line to take some pressure off the other players. Sutter would also be a better choice for an offensive #2. Did he really think this was our playoff year when he makes basically 0 improvements on defense? His overpaying once again hurts the team and it's becoming more clear every day how little J Staal is actually like the said he would be. You move Skinner to the third line and suddenly offensive production is coming from there and not the second line anymore. J Staal is trying to be forced into the kind of player he simply cannot be. Whatever line he is on just dies offensively. And pandering to our Captain's moods by signing him hasn't really helped either!

JR can resign now or more likely be "promoted" to some other position in the hurricanes org and he can go out as the guy who signed Semin. At least that's one positive thing to remember about him in a career otherwise filled with absolutely ridiculous decisions.

1) Gronk *was* put in the 2C position during the times Sid and Geno were injured. IIRC he was even 1C at one point when *both* were injured. He succeeded in those cases. He'll succeed as our 2C.

2) There was no indication Jordan was a lock to sign here. Calling Rutherford "impatient" here isn't exactly fair. If he gets to the open market, who's to say that some GM with much deeper pockets couldn't throw an insane contract at Staal that convinced him to go to, say, Buffalo, rather than Raleigh.

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Originally Posted by Sens1Canes2 View Post
Sutter a better offensive 2C. I've heard it all now.
I know.

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