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Teams interested in Tuomo Ruutu

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01-12-2014, 01:15 PM
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Teams interested in Tuomo Ruutu

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Tuomo Ruutu's name has again surfaced as a trade target. Canes forward might draw some interest as teams approach the Olympic break.
https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/sta...38653734830081

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Somehow I doubt this very much.

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These have to be teams looking ahead to reaching the cap floor next season.

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Some salary retained and I hope Oilers will be bidding on him.

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The only way I see a team wanting Ruutu is if they're sending an equally bad contract to Carolina.

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Sure bad contract for bad contract type deal

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Could it be something like Ruutu+pick for Gagner...?

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Some salary retained and I hope Oilers will be bidding on him.
Why would the Oilers add another winger?

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yeah I'm as confused by anyone about this. Guess JR wants to take the fact that he's finally had a not-terrible month and might have found a taker?

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Could it be something like Ruutu+pick for Gagner...?
Ruutu + Peters maybe?

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Ruutu for Stafford is the only deal i could imagine.

Probably somethng with Columbus /Kekäläinen connection/ or with Edmonton.

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Gillis I swear to god, no more high salaried reclamation projects.

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Somehow I doubt this very much.
If they retain salary, maybe?

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Gillis I swear to god, no more high salaried reclamation projects.
I probably wouldn't be opposed to a Booth for Ruutu + draft pick swap, but the draft pick would probably need to be at least a 3rd round pick to interest the Canucks since Ruutu has a higher cap hit and is signed for one more year. His buyout in the off-season would cost the Canucks $3.5M more than a Booth buyout, more than double.

But then again there is the risk of Ruutu getting injured towards the end of the season preventing us from using a compliance buyout on him, meaning we're stuck with a $4.75M cap hit for two more seasons as opposed to only one more year of Booth.

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Why would the Oilers add another winger?
Hemsky will be gone, I'd rather have Ruutu on our third line than him.

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Translation: I want to trade this player and I will make an obvious attempt to pretend other teams are interested in the hopes we find a sucker to trade for him.

These insiders work for the gm's, agents and etc.

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Hemsky will be gone, I'd rather have Ruutu on our third line than him.
Why?

I think the Oilers have much larger issues that don't require adding a 4.75M AAV third line winger.

That makes as much sense as detailing my truck while the house is burning down around me.

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Translation: I want to trade this player and I will make an obvious attempt to pretend other teams are interested in the hopes we find a sucker to trade for him.

These insiders work for the gm's, agents and etc.
Dreger's not connected to JR though as far as I know. Bob MacKenzie, yes, but that's another matter entirely.

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Dreger's not connected to JR though as far as I know. Bob MacKenzie, yes, but that's another matter entirely.
You don't have to be distant cousins to be connected, how would any of us know who's connected to who?

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Tuomo Ruutu 4,75M cap hit, two years left including this season - 12 points in 40 games
Rene Bourque 3,33M cap hit, three years left including this season - 7 points in 34 games

Is a swap possible?

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Booth for Ruutu is not possible. We prefer to keep Ruutu, at least he could bring some grit to the table.

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Ruutu + Peters maybe?
Oilers need quality over quantity in net(and everywhere else).

Bryz, Dubnyk, Bachman...

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Tuomo Ruutu 4,75M cap hit, two years left including this season - 12 points in 40 games
Rene Bourque 3,33M cap hit, three years left including this season - 7 points in 34 games

Is a swap possible?
I wonder the same thing. Maybe Habs would have to add a prospect or a pick? Btw, was Ruutu in the Hawks organization when Bergevin was there?

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What line(s) has Ruutu played this season?

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What line(s) has Ruutu played this season?
Skinner- EStaal- Ruutu, Ruutu- Skinner- Semin... some game at bottom six role with guys like Malhotra, Nash and Bowman.

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