Found February 06, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
With brother Mikko already in the fold as the team's Finnish scout and having once signed Jarkko to a three-year contract, USA Today's Kevin Allen believes that Ottawa is looking to complete the natural Ruutu hat-trick by trading for Tuomo Ruutu at this year's Trade Deadline, stating, "The Senators are looking for offensive help, and Ruutu seems to be their primary target."Not to discount the possibility that Bryan Murray called and inquired on what it would take to land such a player, I find it more than convenient that someone or some organization would leak Ottawa's 'alleged' interest to help drive up his worth in trade negotiations with another organization. Especially when this trade interest conflicts directly with the statements that owner Eugene Melnyk made to the Team 1200 during the All-Star Game weekend that dismissed the organization's intent to foresake the future for a rental player and short-sighted run at the playoffs. Undoubtedl...

Monday debate: next move with Ruutu

A week ago, some hockey "insiders" were saying a Tuomo Ruutu trade was "imminent." A week later, there's talk Canes general manager Jim Rutherford may be negotiating a contract extension for the hard-charging forward, who's due to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Question: when all is said and done, which will it be? Will Ruutu be traded...

Rangers Interested in Ruutu

Bob McKenzie at TSN reports that the Rangers are one of a number of teams interested in the Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu.McKenzie feels Ruutu is the type of Top 9 forward that could play coach John Tortorella's demanding style.According to McKenzie, Carolina's asking price for Ruutu is a significant draft pick and a solid prospect or a top prospect alone.Ruutu, who has 16g...

Nash reassigned to Checkers

The Canes have reassigned forward Riley Nash to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL). Nash, 22, played three games with the Hurricanes following his Jan. 30 recall. He has recorded one assist and averaged 10:34 of ice time in five games for the Hurricanes this season. Nash has scored six goals and earned 12 assists  in 41 games with the Checkers this season.

Canes taking extra bodies out West

The Canes are headed West and they'll be taking a few extra bodies along. Chad LaRose, out the past two games with flu-like symptoms, was at practice today at the RBC Center. LaRose is ready to rejoin the lineup, but Canes coach Kirk Muller said an extra forward likely would be on the three-game trip to Anaheim, Colorado and Montreal. The Canes also have an extra defenseman....

Hurricanes Reassign Riley Nash to Charlotte

Nash RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has ...

Hurricanes Weekly Report 1/31 - 2/5

This was certainly a strange week for the Canes when you compare their shot data to scoring chances because while they were heavily outshot this past week, they actually outchanced their opponents overall. A large reason for this is because of the 47-save shutout they had against the Bruins last Thursday. That was a game where they were outshot by a wide-margin but a lot of the Bruins...

Muller vs. Maurice: Player Deployment

One of the fun things you can do when your team changes coaches about a quarter way through the season is compare how the new guy is performing compared to who is replacing. The general consensus among Carolina fans is that new coach Kirk Muller is doing a fantastic job and is more suited for this team than Paul Maurice. Despite those claims, the Hurricanes performance under Muller...

Making Sense Of The Tuomo Ruutu Rumor

TSN’s Bob McKenzie is reporting that the Rangers have significant interest in Carolina Hurricanes’ winger Tuomo Ruutu. Ruutu is another guy in the Ryan Smyth mold, one that would make sense for the Rangers as he fits into their style of play. According to McKenzie, the cost for Ruutu is “a significant draft pick and a solid prospect or a top prospect alone.” That is a very...

The Key Three: Feb. 4

Three key aspects of the Kings’ 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes... 1. EARLY EFFORT NOT SECONDED The Kings, for the most part, got exactly the start they wanted. The Kings took an early penalty but killed it with ease, then generated ...

Que the Trade Rumors

It's that wonderfully entertaining time of year again, and although I am making reference to the NHL Trade Deadline when I say that, I'm not talking about the actual day (February 27) itself. Rather, I'm referring to the three weeks leading up to the trade deadline in which the ever so interesting rumors begin to stir up around the interwebs throughout the world of hockey...
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