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Ruutu tells GM he wants to stay

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08:22 AM ET 02.10 | Carolina GM Jim Rutherford has reportedly met with forward Tuomo Ruutu to discuss Ruutu's future with the team. [Rutherford] said a decision should be reached next week. Rutherford said Ruutu, due to become an unrestricted free agent after the season, expressed a desire to stay with the team. "These meetings are to see where the player is at, what they think of the team, whether he likes being in the organization, those things," Rutherford said. "Tuomo is a player we really like, and he said he likes being with the team. That's an important first step and we had a good meeting. The next hurdle may be the bigger hurdle, but at least we know we're on the same page." The "hurdle" will be the length of contract and the dollars involved.

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February 10, 2012  08:35 AM ET

sure-fire, can't miss sign that the apocalypse is coming...the Gomer SCORED last night!!!! Now that he's got his affairs in order it seems clear that the end of days is coming.

February 10, 2012  08:38 AM ET

A desire to stay, and what you are willing to pay sometimes are worlds apart.

February 10, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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A desire to stay, and what you are willing to pay sometimes are worlds apart.

esp. in the hot-bed of NASCAR ;)

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February 10, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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What a Ruutard.

cue the band

February 10, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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Who amongst Carolinians doesn't enjoy puffing a good Winston and watching guys skate around an oval-ish shaped surface for hours on end, often crashing into each other and leaving one another in mangled heaps?

I still remember seeing a report on the news right when they started playing there, and one of the locals actually said "yeah ah like it...it's like NASCAR on ice".

February 10, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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A desire to stay, and what you are willing to pay sometimes are worlds apart.

exactly!

February 10, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Ruutu tells GM he wants to stay

Maybe his religion doesn't allow him to play after April.

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February 10, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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Ruutu tells GM he wants to stayMaybe his religion doesn't allow him to play after April.

Is he giving up the playoffs for Lent?

February 10, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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Who amongst Carolinians doesn't enjoy puffing a good Winston and watching guys skate around an oval-ish shaped surface for hours on end, often crashing into each other and leaving one another in mangled heaps?

;)

February 10, 2012  10:52 AM ET
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Is he giving up the playoffs for Lent?

Then San Jose` it must be

February 10, 2012  11:11 AM ET
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Then San Jose` it must be

Winner!!

February 10, 2012  12:59 PM ET
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Ruutu tells GM he wants to stayMaybe his religion doesn't allow him to play after April.

No, that's not it. It's just that he bought a house and has let down Ruutus in Raleigh. It's hard Tuomo move to another city.

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February 10, 2012  01:44 PM ET
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sure-fire, can't miss sign that the apocalypse is coming...the Gomer SCORED last night!!!! Now that he's got his affairs in order it seems clear that the end of days is coming.

And a game winner to boot...now that's value for your money!

February 10, 2012  06:08 PM ET

"Ruutu tells GM he wants to stay"

I guess he found out it's the Minnesota Wild who are interested in him. :-)

 
February 10, 2012  07:22 PM ET
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sure-fire, can't miss sign that the apocalypse is coming...the Gomer SCORED last night!!!! Now that he's got his affairs in order it seems clear that the end of days is coming.

I am here in Hell and the forecast for tonight is freezing ...Are the Leafs taking your spot in the play-offs madding ..

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