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06-07-2013, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
Re Byfuglien, I am not the biggest fan.

First of all, don't underestimate the positive impact Toby Enström have on him. Enström is really good at getting him into a shooting position and cover for him in many other areas.

Second of all, Byfuglien is a shooter and not much else. So was McCabe, Kotalik and someone like Souray. Those guys gives you a bomb from the blueline. In the right position, that bomb can result in a ton of goals pts. But those guys definitely don't make a PP.

Byfuglien would help our PP. Kotalik helped our PP. But Byfuglien would not help us 5 on 5 much offensively.

Third of all, Byfuglien got a ton of issues.
Buff is consistently out of shape. Not sure why so many people want him...

Originally Posted by I Eat Crow View Post
Ruutu possibly being bought out by Carolina is very interesting. Injury prone, but I would take him on a one year "show me" deal.
Ruutu would be a good fit here. Very good skater. Very good hitter. Can add ~40 points. LW.

I wonder if, instead of amnestying him, they would just hold onto 1 million of his contract and trade him that way.

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