Horton-Stafford trade talks heating up
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08-15-2009, 10:04 AM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
True--but it seemed to me that, so much of last year, he tended to take forever to get that wrist shot of his off. I've always felt he did that to get a high percentage shot off, so I cut him some slack, hoping that he'd think about it during the off-season and work on being that little bit faster.
On the pro side, the two single most impressive things I saw last year were Horton scoring TWICE from totally impossible angles. Remember those? He was parked to the side, it may very well have been on a PP, the puck came to him and he somehow put it in. That still has me shaking my head.
But...he can appear so unmotivated at times.
That said, keep him. You don't make this trade, even to save money. Here's hoping he's learned a few things between seasons. I, personally, think you're going to see a much better Horton now that he's back at his natural position again and will have someone feeding him pucks. There's a reason these guys clicked a while back, and no reason to expect that they won't do so again.
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