The only superior dif I am seeing is that Booth goes to the net more than Raymond. I also will observe that Raymond was more physical last year than ever before. Raymond stick handles better and might have a heavier shot, not sure about the shot. Fans are forgeting that Raymond never had a chance of playing with Higgins for an extended period either. I also can see Raymond on a full time PK duty which I don't see Booth capable of.
I don't see why we can't use both.
Let's get a few things straight.
No one can say Booth has shown any more grit than Higgins or Hansen and probably no more than Raymond for that matter. Yes I hear you but he is not putting in hits or taking them as far as I can see. He rushes around and uses his stick like a one handed sword half the time.
Booth up to now is no more a fit with Kes than Raymond is/was...........and in fact he is not as much of a fit.
Raymond CAN finish, put him through, or send him off on a breakaway and he will break a goalies heart. Annalise Booths goals, that kind of finish is NOT there.........yet.
Booth is fast but Raymond IS FASTER...........imo.
I am not "in love with Raymond" I just have this thing about loyalty andI don't believe in one sided comparisons. Let's get them both in the team at the same time and then let us make our judgements.
This is the Board that has a long list of written off players to it's name only to eat humble pie further down the line..............Bieksa, Rome, Salo, Burrows........and more recently Kes, Manny and now Raymond.
The jury is still out on whether Raymond will come back to form or not. Reports are good so far. If Raymond takes the top 2 line's right wing then where does Booth go? I think he goes in a package deal for a d-man.