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Is David Booth worth it?

  1. Yes (115 votes [61.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.17%

  2. Voted No (73 votes [38.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.83%

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#151 Boudrias


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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:12 PM

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 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.

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.

#152 VanIsleNuckFan


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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

I see a lot of promise, although he has to work on his passing, you can tell he didn't have many options of the Panthers. Other than that, I think he is coming along well, and it will take more time to get a good look at his potential. 4.3 is a bit much for someone who is getting his potential with the team assessed, but it was us dumping a couple of players to grab someone who could be useful and dumping salary as well. All things considered, a good choice, compared to what options we had, the right choice.

Edited by VanIsleNuckFan, 28 November 2011 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:20 PM

slowly getting better every game

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

Even without the added weight of Reinprecht's deal, this is a bad move.

Why did Florida suck? Because they had a roster full of slag and now this team is picking it all up...

the whole fiasco began with the piss poor idea of signing Sturm. He was a bag of rocks a few years back and had NOWhere to play on this team for what he was making. So that didn't pan out...ok now let's compound the problem by packaging him up with a player (Samuelsson) that can produce, even if spotty his numbers come year end are not bad. Now these were both FA acquisitions and if they walked there would have been no real loss from this teams roster or future. Instead these 2 were shipped off for an immediate burn of 2.05m. Now we also have a lacking player in Booth that is sucking up 4.25 that does not produce and we have him for 3+ more years.

All in all this was a terrible move by Gillis that did not fix any immediate issue and was yet another crap shoot on a marginally effective, overpaid player.

If Gillis is serious about not looking like a donkey (waves to AV) he needs to get Booth on a line with the Sedins so they can kick start him. If not, this will just go down as one of the first bad moves that brought down Mike Gillis as the GM of this team.

Idiotic bandwagoneers will never learn. Bye AV and hoelfully MG too

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

Not worth 4+ million right now. Maybe gets better next year.
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