Thread: Speculation: Who Plays Left Wing???
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07-10-2011, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy Duke of NY View Post
Booth is pretty dad-gum overrated. He's put up Higgins/Ryder esque numbers his career and isn't nearly as tough as those two players.

If I could pry one player away from Florida it would be Weiss, but then we'd be stuck in a situation where we'd have to deal Stepan.
No one is overrating Booth. We arent saying hes a superstar. He's a good player, that can score 30 goals, he gives 100% effort every shift, he's one of the fastest skaters in the league, has good size, and goes hard to the net.

But luckily Kreider is similar with more upside.

We are lucky to have Kreider and Miller in the system coming up soon. The void of more top six talent could be filled in a year.

But, I was just suggesting that if we were to trade for a guy like Booth our lineup, at least on paper, looks more complete.

Leslie hinted that although Sather mentioned he wasn't looking to trade for a LW to complete the top line, that they still acknowledge its a hole that needs to be filled in a perfect world. Maybe after they get Dubi, Cally, and Boyle signed, they could look into it before camp starts.

If not Dubi and Fedotenko could slot in there. Both would provide that grit needed on the line to compliment Richards-Gaborik. And wait the year for Kreider and also possibly Miller and suddenly we have a lot of options up and down the lineup.

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