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03-07-2013, 04:46 AM
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Again. Disagree. Booth hasn't shown anything in a Canucks uniform. He's a failed acquisition. Canucks should be trying to move his contract at the off season. His physical punch isn't enough to be effective. All he does is drive to the net, but there's no finish. He doesn't gel with Kesler at all to be on the 2nd line.
I get it, what you want is a face off specialist that can play defensive like Manny Malholtra. Problem is, Malholtra was a guy so focused on defense, that when you needed offense, he'd never give it to you. There will be guys available at the deadline as rentals, rent one. These guys aren't worth investing big money into, unless you can sign them cheap. Sure you want to shutdown oppositions top lines, but the team isn't doing anything when it's defending all the time. Teams a run and gun team now, not a trap team.
Want a face off guy? Get Columbus to add Mark Letestu.
A guy you want? Paul Gustad probably but come on now, he isn't worth his contract and everyone knows it.
Actually I want a two-way guy that is good on faceoffs and good defensively. Ala Tyler Bozak. Although if I had to choose between an offensive guy who isn't great defensively or on draws like Brassard, or a defensive guy who doesn't produce a ton but can add some production like Goc. For this team I would take Goc.
Booth brings what this team needs, he battles hard and is fearless. Goes to the tough areas, wins the battles, draw penalties. Hasn't produced but has done the right things and will score if he continues too.
He is playing what we need in the playoffs. Remember everyone whining about how soft we were after the finals? Well we bring in this guy who is fearless and is everything but soft and now people are whining to get rid of him.
I guess people also forget how well he was playing with Kesler and Higgins last year when he was really playing his game (12 points in 15 games) and how he would have scored 20 goals and had 40 points atleast if he wasn't hurt.
He has been one of our best and most effective forwards. Really what we need in the playoffs.
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