Luongo Talk: The Final Countdown...?
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01-06-2013, 11:33 PM
Drop the Sopel
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I agree. I liked Samuelsson, he's a versatile player. I still make that trade though, hands down.
This top6 forward is going to be around a lot longer than Samuelsson
, and he plays a style this team is trying to adopt. Those are the main reasons he was picked up IMO.
But again, it's up to you if you are willing to acknowledge that fact.
That's where we disagree. I don't see value in having Booth for longer if he's not giving us good value at $4.2mil. He will need to improve upon his play from the last 3 seasons for me to look at this player as a valuable asset at his contract.
Booth just really hurts our versatility up front. He can't kill penalties, isn't good on the PP, looks lost with the Sedins, a poor fit on the 3rd line and won't help Ryan Kesler score goals. It really limits what AV can do with the lineup having this guy stapled to Kesler, unless the 2 show excellent chemistry. Remains to be seen if they can form a formiddable duo.
Keep in mind I was probably the 1st one on this board to bang the bring Booth to Vancouver drum - roughly 2 years before he was actually acquired. I want him to succeed - I've just been surprised and disappointed how limited a player he's appeared to be in Vancouver. If he plays well, I won't hesitate to aknowledge it. Jury is out.
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