VIDEO: SportsNet HC Trade Tracker: Hurricanes Tuomo Ruutu

Hockey Central panel discusses whether the Hurricanes will trade Tuomo Ruutu by the trade deadline. The 30-year old Ruutu has two years left on his deal, with a salary cap hit of $4.75 million.

Gord Stellick thinks possible destinations are: remaining with Hurricanes or going to the Red Wings, Wild and Jets. The Hurricanes may have to retain some salary. Neil Smith can’t see any GM taking on Ruutu’s contract, but adds the Jets as a possible destination as maybe with Paul Maurice coaching there, he may see the value.

Where do you think Ruutu will end up and at what cost?


  1. Tanner pierce211

    January 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Gionta, briere for rutuu swap

  2. Cole

    January 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Ruutu coming here. I wouldn’t want to give up Ladd, Kane, Little, Wheeler, Byfuglien, Enstrom, Bogosian, Trouba, Frolik, or Scheifele though, so I don’t see what we have to offer. The aforementioned crop of offensive talent would be key to making a player like Ruutu productive offensively. As much as I’ve liked Olli Jokinen, he’s our most tradable asset, and maybe add in Devin Setoguchi. Or maybe Setoguchi and Stuart.

  3. BradG

    January 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    stuart what are you nuts are best Dman and has to be resigned will cost jets 3 million a yr 5 yr deal

  4. Cole

    January 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Stuart isn’t our best defenseman. He doesn’t produce offensively, and he doesn’t complement offensive D-men either. He can’t even play top-pairing. Add a top-pair shut-down D in free agency this summer. Stuart and Seto and they retain a portion of salary if we trade for Ruutu.

  5. Chingo

    January 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Fuck keeping Kane, that ain’t happening. Jets are losing that like a 16 year old loses her virginity in a bus full of Indians.

  6. BradG

    January 22, 2014 at 2:32 am

    hahaha Stuart and Kane both produce a win tonight beat the ducks the 1st team to do it through speed hard work block shots and scoring. team >>together everyone achieves more

  7. BradG

    January 22, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I think Heatley would be good solid goal scorer in Philly, the west is to fast for him, CLowe is producing in the east

  8. RickR

    January 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    lets remember that Ruutu had double hip surgery within the last 9 months…and he’s one of the most physical forechecking forwards in the league…probably wont be completely healed until next september…and yes, maurice got a ton out of him in Carolina when they were teamed up…