Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Canes Orthopedist Applauds Today's Trade

I was just starting to dig Andrew Ladd. I've liked his play of late in front of the net and on the rush. And I think his passing has been really sharp the last two weeks. Last year, I suggested they give him a shot at center. He will now have to "Commit to the Indian" for his next shot at stardom in this league.

My first take is negative. Maybe it's because Tuomo's brother Jerko Ruutu is a punk. Maybe it's because Tuomo has failed to live up to expectations for a longer period than Ladd. This is a move with an eye towards next season. As Glenn Frey once crooned, Johnny come lately, the new kid in town. Everybody loves you, so don't let them down. Next season, we'll welcome the new kid in town-Brandon Sutter.

Quote of the Day: Canes Orthopedist, Dr. Trapper John MacIntyre: "Broken bodies are my business. With the arrival of Tuomo Ruutu, business is about to get real good!"

Ruutu: Games Lost Due to Injury (4 Seasons)
37 Games - Ankle
25 Games -Back
11 Games - Knee
73 Total Games Lost - Missed 22% of possible NHL Starts

Ladd: Games Lost Due to Injury (3 Seasons)
18 Games - Knee
6 Games - Lower Body
4 Games - Shoulder
16 Games - Ankle
2 Games - Cracked Orbital
46 Total Games Lost - Missed 19% of possible NHL starts

The calculations above are matchbook cover math. But you get the point.

1 comment:

magnolia_mer said...

You forgot Laddie's emergency appendectomy.