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09-27-2012, 12:54 AM
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Sunshine Rays posted the following in the Lu thread, and I thought it might be a good basis for discussion considering the urge to want to bring in another top6 forward. Here's the quote:

A top 6 forward by technical defn, is someone who contributes 40+ points per yr (35+ points for a very low end top 6er). Booth had 30 pts last yr, making him a 3rd liner last yr. If he played a full 82, he'd likely be in the top 6 forward category. (Note: Higgins was a few pts away from being considered a 1st line player. He's def not a tweener).
Good read:

I'm not a fan of Booth, but he's a good stop gap till Kassian/Jensen are top 6 ready. If the Canucks can get a good young centre ++ in a Luongo trade, I'm comfortable with the top 6.

So based on this, what do we have now? Do we have 9 top6 forwards according to this analysis?

Note: Booth was on pace for about 40 points last year.

Note 2: Raymond has had 2 seasons at top6 production and 1 below (broken back). Is he still considered a top6?

Note3: Higgins and Hansen were definitely top6 calibre players last year.

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