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05-13-2007, 02:48 PM
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A good season from Ruutu next season?

Tuomo Ruutu was by far one of the best players team Finland had.

I was wondering if that could be a sign of a break through season possibly next year.

If injuries are not a problem I think he could become a dynamic forward. A very talented physical scorer maybe.

80+ points I think is not out of the question for him.

What do you kids think?

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Tuomo Ruutu was by far one of the best players team Finland had.

I was wondering if that could be a sign of a break through season possibly next year.

If injuries are not a problem I think he could become a dynamic forward. A very talented physical scorer maybe.

80+ points I think is not out of the question for him.

What do you kids think?
IMO he's a 50-60 points at the most third line center. 15-20 goal scorer.

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50-60 points from a third line center would be fairly damn amazing.

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50-60 points from a third line center would be fairly damn amazing.
Heh i can't wait for the day when Chicago has 50-60 point players on their third line.

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how about 50-60 points on their first line

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My bad that was supposed to be 2nd

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My bad that was supposed to be 2nd
Then i agree at best now i think he develops into a borderline 1st line talent but most likely he will be a good/solid 2nd line player on a good team.

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Based on his play from the World Championships (What i saw on you tube). I now have the optimism that he will become one of those Claude Lemiux Types. A player that will have an ok season, but will become a force in the playoffs, delivering momentum changing big hits and scoring key goals. It was fun watching him layout a couple of the russian guys then getting the game winning assist in OT

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I still have my doubts and that he will suck but I think the above is a ceiling he can reach.

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Then i agree at best now i think he develops into a borderline 1st line talent but most likely he will be a good/solid 2nd line player on a good team.
I will guarantee you that IF he stays healthy he will be a first line forward in NHL. He's shown flashes of brilliance and great heart in these WC games, and because of his enormous competitiveness he will reach that level. Cause he has the talent to be a star in NHL

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I will guarantee you that IF he stays healthy he will be a first line forward in NHL. He's shown flashes of brilliance and great heart in these WC games, and because of his enormous competitiveness he will reach that level. Cause he has the talent to be a star in NHL
Those flashes are far and few between.

I would not be shocked to see him traded this year if he's slow out of the gate.

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He's still goin to be a first line player.

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Those flashes are far and few between.

He was a beast in pretty much every game that had some meaning. The points were not high, but he was definitely the best forward out there in team Finland. If he is done with injuries, should be first line material next season.

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He was a beast in pretty much every game that had some meaning. The points were not high, but he was definitely the best forward out there in team Finland. If he is done with injuries, should be first line material next season.
Yes but he always seems to play better for Finland. Whether he is more motivated or he is just playing with better players i don't know.

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I think Ruutu has the potential to progress. Give him time. He is talented, young, had numerous serious injuries and moved to a new country. I think if the Hawks are patient we will have a great player.

In the meantime we have a solid 2nd line forward. Now we need to fill in the rest of the spots on the line 1 -2 and I think we will see Ruutu continue to develop and push for the 1st line.

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