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OFFICIAL:Sabres Sign 3 year ELC with Artuu Ruotsalainen

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6 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

 

This is another reason to trade Risto, their names are too close 

Lol. Another reason to keep Risto. We need Fins to balance our Swedes.  Also how great will it be for RJ.

Risto, UPL, Routsa, Oskari mashed up with Asplund, Dahlin, Olofsson, and Nylander.  Throw is a bunch of college boys and wow you have a hockey team.

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Mods is there any chance you can just move mine and Hoss' posts from the 2019 Offseason thread to this one?

Thanks

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2 minutes ago, dudacek said:

Reijo’s son?

Someone somewhere said no. Maybe rutatuielainin is like Smith in the states. 

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Is this Jbots cheap solution to the 2nd line center issue or just another log for the fire to increase competition?

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1 minute ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

Is this Jbots cheap solution to the 2nd line center issue or just another log for the fire to increase competition?

He's not a 2nd line center by any means, at least not to start. Seems to me to be an Asplund type addition, though with admittedly higher offensive upside 

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16 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

This is another reason to trade Risto, their names are too close 

Oh no, we need them both on the team.  I want to hear both RJ and Rob fumble over the names!  😄

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1 hour ago, WildCard said:

 

 

1 hour ago, Hoss said:

Looks like we can bank on a foreign dman joining us every offseason from now until the end of time. I’m fine with that.

 

55 minutes ago, WildCard said:

He's a 21 year old left-handed Finnish C/LW. 5'8, 181lbs

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/152112/arttu-ruotsalainen

If Liifga is the Finnish top league, which I believe it is, then he's already played two years there

Rookie season: 9-11-20 in 60gp

Sophomore season: 21-21-42 in 59gp

I think it's rakish that has the conversion formula for points from league to league

 

 

50 minutes ago, WildCard said:

Bonus write up on Oskari

 

 

 

39 minutes ago, Hoss said:

I literally read that he was a forward but still made him a defenseman. Reading comprehension.

My bad I completely forgot to scan that thread before starting this one. 

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NHL equivalency from Liiga to NHL is 0.43.

Arttuututtu Ruotteewasalianenesnen's 42 points in 59 Liiga games could be about 25 points in 82 NHL games.

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Just now, IKnowPhysics said:

NHL equivalency from Liiga to NHL is 0.43.

Arttuututtu Ruotteewasalianenesnen's 42 points in 59 Liiga games could be about 25 points in 82 NHL games.

Any idea what it is from SHL to NHL?

Also, AHL to NHL? Curious to see Olofsson and Asplund

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We've checked the obvious Ristolainen jokes off the list.  Now who follows up with the obvious Star Wars jokes?

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10 minutes ago, WildCard said:

Any idea what it is from SHL to NHL?

Also, AHL to NHL? Curious to see Olofsson and Asplund

I usually use Vollman's numbers, which are a year or two old:  

 

 

Olofsson (63 points in 66 AHL games) is about 37 points.  Asplund (41 points in 75 AHL games) is about 21 points.

 

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At 5'8", hoping for Ruotso to step in at 2C is a mighty...tall order.

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2 hours ago, Brawndo said:

 

 

 

 

My bad I completely forgot to scan that thread before starting this one. 

Don't be, I rarely read the mega-threads these days and never would have seen this.

6 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

At 5'8", hoping for Ruotso to step in at 2C is a mighty...tall order.

Don't (Ger)be so negative, I'm sure he'll measure up.

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2 hours ago, IKnowPhysics said:

I usually use Vollman's numbers, which are a year or two old:  

 

 

Olofsson (63 points in 66 AHL games) is about 37 points.  Asplund (41 points in 75 AHL games) is about 21 points.

 

I would take anyone in a charity bet that Olofsson puts up more than 37 points next season, though I generally agree with the projections. 

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2 hours ago, shrader said:

We've checked the obvious Ristolainen jokes off the list.  Now who follows up with the obvious Star Wars jokes?

Is Artuu a D2?

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Small fry. He just may top out as a very good AHLer with some cups of coffee in the NHL due to injuries and “good job” rewards. But anything else is bonus!

IF he even signs...

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2 hours ago, inkman said:

Someone somewhere said no. Maybe rutatuielainin is like Smith in the states. 

Kind of. It's more like a Johnson or John's son kind of thing. So many of their names end in the lainen suffix. In the old naming traditions it relates to whose son they are or where they are from. Not that it matters :)

Good though, hope we add him to the potential talent pool. 

12 minutes ago, #freejame said:

I would take anyone in a charity bet that Olofsson puts up more than 37 points next season, though I generally agree with the projections. 

Depends on who he ends up playing with I think and if they use him on the PP. 

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Nice.  Gotta take your chances on guys like this, college and euro free agents.  Casey Nelson, CJ Smith, Evan Rodrigues, Victor Antipin, Lawrence Pilut.  Sometimes they turn into nothing, sometimes good AHLers, sometimes legit NHL players.

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4 hours ago, shrader said:

We've checked the obvious Ristolainen jokes off the list.  Now who follows up with the obvious Star Wars jokes?

I'm on it. A new Finn... naked, leaking, bag? What, did you fry a chip?

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How about this one.

So we know that Botterill loves his Finns and his Swedes.  What is even better?  How about a Finnish player whose name is ‘Swedish’?  How could you not sign a guy like that?

Seriously, this guy Ruotsalainen, his last name is ‘Swedish’ in Finnish.  Ruotsalainen translates to ‘Swedish’.  Got it?  He is Finnish and his name is literally Arttu ‘Swedish’.  

Botterill just wrote a blank check.

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