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Nathan Horton on the trade block?
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12-08-2008, 01:17 PM
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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.
Horton NHL 311 106 100 206 +29 306 720 14.72
Higgins NHL 245 77 60 137 -8 80 600 12.83
Plekanec NHL 257 64 94 158 +28 122 503 12.72
There is no disputing that Horton is a very good, somewhat inconsistent player who has played on a bad team and is now not producing very well without Olli Jokinen. He is big and strong but I have seen him play many times and it seems he doesn't play big and strong as much as he used to. I would welcome him in a heartbeat with the Habs. But, as ridiculous as it sounds to some, not at the expense of Higgins and Plekancec.
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