The Armchair GM Thread - Part XXX - Naughty Edition
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10-04-2012, 01:33 AM
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Location: Port Coquitlam, BC
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I don't see why anyone can really talk down Booth, performance or stats be damned. We traded a flailing, struggling Sturm and an injured Samuelsson, who in hindsight may not have stuck around after last year and got a decent goal scorer, signed to about market value, that is close to one of our star and core players. Plus we got a pick back.
Cap hit is a little higher, but for a 20ish goal scorer, it's not obscene...he just needs to hit 20 in a full season with us.
Yeah, another poster said at the time it was players like Booth we wanted to have. Instead of scoring pretty goals, we wanted players that would take it hard to the net and go to the dirty areas to score. Booth is exactly that. When Kesler and Higgins were healthy, that was that line's identity. Their bread and butter was to crash the net and it worked very well. That's effective in the playoffs. It wears down other teams.
Booth is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated Canucks right now. Raymond is a close second.
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