Great move by GMMG offloading both Sturm and Samuelsson for Booth.
No kidding, what a freaking snipe.
Especially now it looks like Samuelsson is pretty much done. I like how we sorted it out early in the season...there are going to be a few teams fighting over top six wingers as we approach the deadline (including potential playoff rivals Detroit and Chicago), especially these sorts of power wingers. Good to get it out of the way early and for a reasonable price.
Great news on Booth as well, he was becoming one of the most entertaining players on the team right before his injury, and that Am/Ex line was an absolute handful for opposing teams.
I wonder if the Amex line will be returning with Booth. I think it's more realistic that Raymond will claim Higgins spot with Booth playing RW.
Booth-Kesler-Raymond would be a crazy fast line.
The Amex line has had a lot of success already, Raymond is going to have to prove that swapping Higgins out for him is more beneficial. Though MayRay does have great chemistry with Kesler, we'll have to see how he plays with Booth.
So we can basically peg Booth a UFA signing? Except Gillis has the excuse (when Burrows or other players want a raise) that Booth's 4+ million dollar contract doesn't fit his personal salary structure so it can't be used as a bench-mark.
why? I'd rather dress Booth. That way we can role three lines and hire some goons off the street to dress on the 4th line. Which three goons though? Milbury, The Goon(wrestler), and Gino. goon it up boys.