Having said that, I agree with the first comments you made. The changes they made have made them a strong contender.]]>
I agree with your point that it seems that Shero must have some clear plain in mind if he was willing to overpay for Ruutu.
I won’t be surprised if we see Ruutu skate with Sid at some point, but I am getting tired of just throwing guys without the sort of pedigree that Sid deserves up there on a line with him to see how they do. Colby clearly earned a spot with Sid, but there’s no excuse for not going out and getting a proven winger to play on the opposite side. Jarko Ruutu certainly isn’t that guy. At this point though, I would be surprised if we add any one fitting that profile.]]>
Now, between Roy and Ruutu we’ve got $2+ million invested in our “tough” fourth line. That seems like an unwise decision to me. Time will tell, and as kamulio noted, Shero overpaid so he must have a clear vision of where Ruutu fits in in mind, so I’ll put my trust in Shero for now.
Incidentally, nice work picking up on the name!]]>