RoyalDude wrote:Didn't Booth have like one of the worst +/- in the NHL last season? So trading a very good quality, fast and highly skilled two way forward in Raymond to make some apparent room that we no longer have for him makes sense? Do you not agree that Mason's ability to gain the offensive and maintain possession with puck with his speed and ability to turn on a dime and stick handle in a phone both does not make him a valuable asset and member to our Forward Unit? I don't understand this weird desire to trade Mason and for what?
That being said, he ain't going anywhere fast cause no team is going to give up big assets on a player coming off a serious injury and vice versa for Gillis, who is not going to give up the potential of a healthy return of Raymond for peanuts. Get used to it, he ain't going anywhere, the coaching staff, management and teamates actually like having Raymond on the team.
If Vancouver is a goalie graveyard, Florida must be a hockey players graveyard. There were only 4
panthers in the plus side last season. Yes, four players out of the roster. Three players were even and the rest were minus. Besides Weiss (20:05 TOI/G), Booth was second among all the Panthers forwards icetime (18:53 TOI/G). As for the Canucks, only 9
players were on the minus last season. Out of those nine players, only one played more than 30 games and that was Lapierre (who was traded to the Canucks on the deadline). I would imagine Booth, playing along side Kesler and Higgins, be an even or plus player this season.