Wow - not too often that Vancouver trades an off-season UFA signing 8 games into the season.
Regardless of the concussion risks with Booth, this is a good trade for the Canucks because Samuelsson and Sturm weren't filling the need for size, toughness, forechecking, and scoring in the top 6 --- perhaps Booth can fill that void...
And Florida gets rid of a long term contract they don't want.Sturm
(33) $2.25M until 2012Samuelsson
(34) $2.5M until 2012Booth
(26) $4.25/year until 2015Reinprecht
(35) $2.05M until 2012
Is Reinprecht even on the Florida roster? Or is he in the AHL?
Unfortunately for Sturm, I think Florida likely has him pegged for waivers.