Ruutu vs. Frolov

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  1. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Registered User

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    On a goal scoring capacity, who will be the better goal scorer now and in the future??
    Ruutu or Frolov and why??
     
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    Ruutu, he's quicker and owns more potential. Frolov I believe might become the better all around player.
     
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    Ruttu has way more speed & is sick with the puck. Frolov will score goals, but will also play the defensive side.

    Goals: Ruttu
    Overall Player: Frolov
     
  4. velimiiro

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    Overall: Ruutu
    Goals: Ruutu

    I think Frolov is great too though, a very promising young talent, he has loads of skill, just needs to fill out a bit more and get tougher. However i strongly believe Ruutu is better now, and will always better be.
     
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    Ya, that's an insanely tough question to answer actually! Both guys, more or less, have proven about the same. IMO if Ruutu is as good defensively as Frolov, he'll be better because of the grit. Tuomo can also play a center or wing - which isn't something that should be under estimated - really helps coaches out.
     
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    Ruutu and Frolov are my two favourite prospects, I have to go with the majority and say that Ruutu is going to be the better overall player, but Frolov is going to be the better goal scorer. He scored a ton in his RSL days, and just seems like more of a goalscorer and takes advantage of his chances more often.
     
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    Call me crazy or call it Southern California bias, but I think Frolov will be the better goal scorer and all around player. Frolov is the total package with size and sick moves. He can bull through you or stick handle by you.. I realive Ruutu can do the same I just think Frolov can and will do it better.
     
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    I think Frolov will be good for 20-25 goals per season and be a perennial Selke Finalist, while I think Tuomo will score slightly more goals and be a bit more dominant player.
     
  9. velimiiro

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    Frolov could very well score more goals, but i think him being a more complete player overall moreso than Ruutu won't happen.
     
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    McDonald19 Marcus Pettersson

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    Ruutu. I've seen a lot of Frolov and he is going to score a lot of goals but Ruutu looks like he will be the better all around dominant type player.
     
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    Frolov I believe will be the better goal scorer, but Ruutu will be the better all around player and probably bigger point getter.
     
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    For goals: Frolov
    For everything else: Ruutu

    Both excellent choices I think.
     
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    Thanks for the input so far. Both are available in my upcoming draft and I only get one of the two.
    I think both will be close in goals, however, the way Ruutu plays I think will leave him more open for injuries.
    In this case would Frolov be the safer bet??
     
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    What for a type of league is it?
     
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    Excuse my rudeness but are you two guys frikin kidding me? Ruutu's main goal is to become a great allaround player, and he allready is. There is nothing Tuomo cant do.....please cease the bull@#!&
     
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    thanks for your unbiased opinion Tuomo#1
     
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    the head in ass syndrome....always hurts to see a case like this. They may happen all the time, but its never easy to see them.
     
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    If it was me, I would take Frolov. One thing that Ruutu has on Frolov, is his terrific intensity. He is just a wrecking ball out there. But I feel that is also his weakness, as he is much more likely to suffer an injury. Frolov basically achieves the same ends with less flare and bang.
     
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    Frolov for goals

    Tuomo for Highlight reel/great playmaker
     
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    Ah. Two of the next wave of dominant NHL-ers. I take Ruutu on everything. Frolov is going to be a 30 goal man though. Tough choice.
     
  21. Really is a tough choice.

    I got to see both in Columbus, towards the end of the season and within a couple of weeks of each other. Both looked good.
     
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    me2 Calling out the crap

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    Ruutu if only because he'll sell way more jerseys with that style of his. Fans love a demolition derby.
     
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    You can put that either way. Sure, the possibility to get hurt may be bigger with Ruutu's gritty style of play. But as of now, he was not injured because of it.
    On the other hand Frolov plays for the Kings who had some very very bad luck with injuries in the last years...
     
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    Tuomo needs much more work in the defensive parts of the game.
     
  25. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    YES !

    Frolov has been underhyped while the second Ruutu has had a long trail of hype that he probably won't live up to.

    Ruutu is good, but way overrated at the moment. There's no way he'd drop in a fantasy draft to the position I think he's worth. There's too many bandwagon fans.
     
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