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Hurricanes sign Ruutu to 4 year extension

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Peter D.:

--- Quote from: bustaheims on February 22, 2012, 03:05:59 PM ---
--- Quote from: Saint 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.

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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.

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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. 

#1PilarFan:

--- Quote from: 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.

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He didn't come cheap either... He's not a bad player but almost 5m seems a bit steep.

CarltonTheBear:

--- Quote from: #1PilarFan on February 22, 2012, 03:18:44 PM ---
--- Quote from: 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.

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He didn't come cheap either... He's not a bad player but almost 5m seems a bit steep.

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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.

Deebo:

--- Quote from: 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.

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

bustaheims:

--- Quote from: Deebo on February 22, 2012, 03:36:03 PM ---That's more than a I though a slight bump would be.

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Hey, it's only a 25% raise . . . 8)

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