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Nathan Horton on the trade block?
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12-08-2008, 12:57 PM
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WTF? Are you seriously kidding me, Nathan Horton at 4 mil for the next 6 years for Higgins and Plekanec would a dream aquisition, a joke. He is the PERFECT big right handed center with a mean streak and a killer wrister the Habs have needed for so long, he's young and fast, and with the lenght of his contract he woudn't be going anywhere either. Plekanec is playing like a very average #2/#3 center this year and i won't even start with Higgins. Having Horton, Koivu and Maxwell next as our 3 centers would be freakin awesome
Unless I'm missing something, Horton is playing right wing. From what I recall froom watching Florida he has played wing.
I think you're undervaluing Plekanec and Higgins bit a fair bit. You don't make that trade unless you are convinced that Horton will reach his 40 goal potential and be more consistant. Don't forget that Higgins had about the same stats as Horton last year on a line that struggled part of the year. Plekanec had more points if I'm not mistaken. Horton brings more of a physical game but it's not there every night, hence the frustration from the Florida organisation.
Edit. I checked the stats and he is 2nd to Weiss in faceoffs taken..46%. I still see him as a better option on the wing. He was 6th on his team in Hits and would be 12th on the Habs
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