Nashville adds depth and physicality on D and another 2/3 liner, Carolina jump-starts the rebuild with a very good prospect and another pick, which never hurts. Maybe it can go to a 2nd if it needs to. Both Carolina players are UFA's, so they aren't hurt too much long term. Nashville said we can start spending more, and this is a good chance to prove to Weber and Suter we mean it.
I'd pass. Canes don't have much of a need for offensive defenseman prospects and I honestly think they can get a better offer for Ruutu alone. At least from a Canes perspective a bid like Tangradi + 2nd is a much better fit.
Now, if you want to change it to just Ruutu for Watson and a 3rd that would certainly be equitable.
Carolina fans, what else would you be interested in off our roster/prospects to replace Blum? Beck? Latta? I assume not Lindback (I've heard that Ward guy is decent ). Ekholm? Watson? Borque? Spaling? Halischuk? I'm just not sure what your needs are. Maybe Hornqvist, but make the pick a 4th?
Horny and a 4th for Ruutu would work fairly well, yeah. Still would want to move Allen in a separate deal.
Ruutu has broken 20 goals once in the past 3 years. He is also a UFA rental. Hornqvist has broken 30 once and 20 twice in his last 2 seasons. Has 15 already this year, so he'll likely break 20 again. He's also cheaper and younger. Remind me why the preds are adding?
EDIT: fixed some stats.
Last edited by Top 6 Spaling: 02-04-2012 at 03:06 PM.