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06-11-2010, 01:12 AM
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Nathan Horton

He's got the size, decent numbers (20g 37a = 57pts) and he's still good and young. I personally don't know enough about him and really can't find any good scouting reports.

Would he fit our system? Is he a decent skater? Seems like he's got some decent grit. He sure seems on paper like the perfect fit for that #2 center we've been needing.

What would it take to make a trade for him if he indeed would work well here? His cap hit this year is around or a little over 4 mil. which doesn't exactly do much for our cap situation.

I can't see Fla for sure wanting Schultz as they've already got 2 D men making over 4 mil each [McCabe and Ballard] Although McCabe is a UFA and could very well be gone and Schultz is a far younger option. That and it'd be swapping one 4mil player for another. Gives neither team any cap relief. But, it does get us a bit more of a needed piece.

They wanted Shep back when DR was in talks for Jokinen. Hell give them Schultz and Shep for Horton. Although I suspect that deal might take a little more goosing

[EDIT]: Not to mention Burke has been rumored to be interested in him. Which could be another drawback. I'm pretty sure they've got more to offer in trade.


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Horton would be an interesting trade target, however, I had thought that he was more of a RWer rather than a C. Either way, I could see Fletch making a pitch for him, but I doubt we would be able to offer up a good package that someone else couldn't out-do.

It's an interesting idea though.

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Horton would be an interesting trade target, however, I had thought that he was more of a RWer rather than a C. Either way, I could see Fletch making a pitch for him, but I doubt we would be able to offer up a good package that someone else couldn't out-do.

It's an interesting idea though.
Guess from what I've read he plays both. Most sites list him as a center.

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I might get lit on fire for this, but I've always thought he was in the same boat as Latendresse and Drew Stafford when it comes to playing styles. Hard working power forwards with nice shots and vision. Haven't watched too many Panther games, but it seems to me like he can either take over a game and dominate, or do a Mittens-like disappearing act for stretches at a time.

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Guess from what I've read he plays both. Most sites list him as a center.
He plays right wing. And no, schultz isn't nearly enough. try koivu.

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Knightmare is exactly right. He's a RW who takes quite a few draws. It would take Burns or a 1st to get him back in a trade. He's VERY good.

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Knightmare is exactly right. He's a RW who takes quite a few draws. It would take Burns or a 1st to get him back in a trade. He's VERY good.
If it was a 1st, it would also likely require a player and or multiple prospects as well.

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Yessir.

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He plays right wing. And no, schultz isn't nearly enough. try koivu.
Pfft,

Not sure what you're smoking or what it's laced with but, not even close.

Burns I could see. And might even be ok with.

Also a reason Shultz and Shep were listed.

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Horton's a lot more valuable than Schultz and Shep.

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Horton's a lot more valuable than Schultz and Shep.
Ok, muster up an idea then.

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Ok, muster up an idea then.
pray? I don't know why, but I get the feeling if we end up trading for scoring depth we're going to pull it off someone as a second-hand deal, and that's just too crazy to predict with any accuracy. I mean, if team X takes on one of chicago's $ makers and wants to get rid of the guy he's replacing we have a shot at that. It'll be someone like Mittens probably--a third liner who was playing out of place where he was but whom the Wild can spin as a "top six" forward. the player probably will be making ~ $2-$2.5

that's my crazy out of left field prediction.

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pray? I don't know why, but I get the feeling if we end up trading for scoring depth we're going to pull it off someone as a second-hand deal, and that's just too crazy to predict with any accuracy. I mean, if team X takes on one of chicago's $ makers and wants to get rid of the guy he's replacing we have a shot at that. It'll be someone like Mittens probably--a third liner who was playing out of place where he was but whom the Wild can spin as a "top six" forward. the player probably will be making ~ $2-$2.5

that's my crazy out of left field prediction.
Seems like a fairly sound theory.

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