I really like Ruutu as a player but I don't see a big need for him on the Blues right now. They don't have any superstar forwards but they're very deep at forward with Backes, Oshie, Perron, Steen, McDonald, Stewart, Berglund, D'Agostini, Sobotka, Arnott, Langenbrunner, etc.
If the Blues go after anyone at the deadline it would probably be a left d-man to put on the top pairing with Pietrangelo. Would Tim Gleason fit that description? What would Canes fans want for him?
The Blues have a lot of bodies up front, but 21st in offense says we need a quality upgrade somewhere.
Sorry, but he's 28 and has only broken 20 goals twice in his career, and though it looks like he'll finish with around 25 this year, I wouldn't give up a 1st for him. Probably a 2nd and a Lucia/Wellman/Haula kinda guy.