Vancouver Canucks Interested In Ottawa Senators Forward Jarkko Ruutu?

February 2nd, 2011 by Kevin W Leave a reply »
The National Hockey League trade deadline is on February 28 at 12pm PST and according to Sportsnet columnist Mark Spector, "[one] player people inside [the] Canucks [organization] want [general manager Mike] Gillis to land is Jarkko Ruutu."

Ruutu, 35, is in the final year of a three-year contract worth $3.9 million signed with the Ottawa Senators in the 2008 offseason.

With the Senators rebuilding and Ruutu being an impending free agent, it is without a doubt he will be moved.

For the price of nothing higher than a third round pick, Ruutu will be a great addition for the Canucks team, especially during the playoffs.

Ruutu has a league-wide reputation as an agitator and is bound to drive opponents crazy in the playoffs with his antics.

We saw what Dave Bolland did to Daniel Sedin the previous two seasons.

Through 51 games, the Canucks boast the best road power play percentage and have a top-three overall power play percentage. On the penalty kill, the Canucks are top-five in the league.

His agitating tactics will indulge the other team into taking retaliatory penalties, thus giving the deadly Ca ...

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