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Title: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: Deebo on February 22, 2012, 02:33:01 PM
per McKenzie it's a slight bump on his 3.8 cap hit.
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: Tigger on February 22, 2012, 02:35:40 PM
That's kinda funny, glad Toronto had nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: Nik on February 22, 2012, 02:39:13 PM

Man, it sure seems like Carolina doesn't want to make any changes to a pretty crummy team.
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: bustaheims on February 22, 2012, 03:00:35 PM
Real_ESPNLeBrun: Ruutu agreed to an extension in Carolina. Has signed extension in Carolina. 4yrs. 4.750M per year.
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: bustaheims on February 22, 2012, 03:05:59 PM
Man, it sure seems like Carolina doesn't want to make any changes to a pretty crummy team.

Yeah. I don't really get Rutherford's thinking this season. I mean, Ruutu is a nice player and all, but, with a team as bad as Carolina, he's a guy I turn into future assets, because, well, he's replaceable.
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: Peter D. on February 22, 2012, 03:09:15 PM
Man, it sure seems like Carolina doesn't want to make any changes to a pretty crummy team.

Yeah. I don't really get Rutherford's thinking this season. I mean, Ruutu is a nice player and all, but, with a team as bad as Carolina, he's a guy I turn into future assets, because, well, he's replaceable.

I know Carolina was interested in re-signing him regardless, but I wonder how much his injury forced them to do so as to not end up with nothing.  He's scheduled to come back after the deadline and I wonder if teams backed off on acquiring him. 
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: #1PilarFan on February 22, 2012, 03:18:44 PM
Real_ESPNLeBrun: Ruutu agreed to an extension in Carolina. Has signed extension in Carolina. 4yrs. 4.750M per year.
He didn't come cheap either... He's not a bad player but almost 5m seems a bit steep.
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: CarltonTheBear on February 22, 2012, 03:25:02 PM
Real_ESPNLeBrun: Ruutu agreed to an extension in Carolina. Has signed extension in Carolina. 4yrs. 4.750M per year.
He didn't come cheap either... He's not a bad player but almost 5m seems a bit steep.

He's put up very similar stats to Grabovski the last few seasons, except this year Grabs is a bit ahead of him. I think that they're pretty similar players in terms of value. Grabs is a better goal scorer and defensive player, while Ruutu is more of a player maker and uses his size more.

Burke will definitely bring this contract up when he goes back to the table with Grabs' agent.
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: Deebo on February 22, 2012, 03:36:03 PM
Real_ESPNLeBrun: Ruutu agreed to an extension in Carolina. Has signed extension in Carolina. 4yrs. 4.750M per year.

That's more than a I though a slight bump would be.
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: bustaheims on February 22, 2012, 03:38:28 PM
That's more than a I though a slight bump would be.

Hey, it's only a 25% raise . . . 8)
Title: Re: Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension
Post by: CarltonTheBear on February 23, 2012, 02:18:28 PM
Real_ESPNLeBrun: Ruutu agreed to an extension in Carolina. Has signed extension in Carolina. 4yrs. 4.750M per year.

That's more than a I though a slight bump would be.

He may have got Ruutu's actual salary mixed up with his AAV. Ruutu is making $4.4mil this season, and is actually taking a bit of a pay cut to $4mil next year before going up to $5mil for the last two seasons.