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Ruutu, Neal, Leino

View Poll Results: Which young winger would you want on your team
Tuomo Ruutu 13 17.11%
James Neal 47 61.84%
Ville Leino 16 21.05%
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02-07-2009, 08:10 PM
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Ruutu, Neal, Leino

Which young winger would you want on your team.

Three young players with lots of potential.

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One of these three doesn't belong.

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I don't see any logical answer other than Neal here.

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One of these three doesn't belong.
Leino? I know he was undrafted, but he clearly has a high level of skill. SM-liiga is a talented league and he did very well there.

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James Neal is going to be something

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Neal seems like the easy choice

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Leino? I know he was undrafted, but he clearly has a high level of skill. SM-liiga is a talented league and he did very well there.
I think he meant somebody else...

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James Neal, easily.

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I love what im seeing from Leino, but we have a lot of his kind and Neal would fill a huge hole in our scoring position.

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In Order: Neal, Leino, Ruutu. Even being a huge Wings fan, I am still not sure what type of player Leino can become, I can not wait to see though.

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I would want him back to CHI especially now we would need his grittiness and 2-way work more then we need for example Buffy and his frozen hands.

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James Neal has never been a strong scorer at any level but he has an unreal shooting percentage for Dallas this season. He is obviously about 4 years younger than both Leino and Ruutu so there is the need to see more of what he has before we put any label on him. The 18 goals are nice, but the lack of a well rounded offensive game may make him less useful when those shots aren't falling and believe me.... nobody shoots 16.5 for the duration of their career.

Ville Leino is a total unknown at this stage. He has had a decent enough start at the AHL level and NHL level this year but the history isn't there for him either. Leino seems like a better passer than goal scorer so we'll see how he fits with the Wings on a long term basis.... but there is a lot of talent there in Detroit to make players look a lot better than they are. Not saying that is the case here, but it's something to watch for.

Tuomo Ruutu is your best player as of today. Without future considered, it's pretty easy to pick Ruutu considering he already has a few 40-50 point seasons under his belt. This year he has 16 goals and 16 assists and is on pace for 25-25-50.... not to mention his physical play and his defensive ability. Neal will be a player to watch in the future for sure, but if you have to win a hockey game today it would be an error to not take Ruutu.

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In Order: Neal, Leino, Ruutu. Even being a huge Wings fan, I am still not sure what type of player Leino can become, I can not wait to see though.
This.

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James Neal.

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