At the 4.5 million dollar price tag that Booth comes with, a higher expectation other than what you mentioned above, which IMO is a glowingly description of a player that is simply not true, should be expected and not out of line, otherwise we or should I say Gillis should have gotten someone to do what you suggest at half the price, that would have been frugal and smart management. At 4.5 million I would expect to see hints of a Bill Guerin like Skill package combined with his so called power forward physique but I am seeing none of it.Potatoe1 wrote:He doesn't need to be "nifty", he needs to forecheck, win puck battles, drive the net, and score goals from the trenches.RoyalDude wrote:I have yet to see anything resembling a nifty little skill set from this 4.5 million dollar man.Potatoe1 wrote: -Tonight it was pretty obvious what Gillis was after with the Booth acquisition. Booth looked good with Kesler, won a ton of battles, had a ton of shots, and scored a goal. More importantly however Booth spent a ton of time in the trenches and ultimately got his goal from there. The Canucks were woefully lacking in the secondary scoring this playoff but more importantly they were lacking guys who could get to the inside and score from there.
He did all those things last night and if he continues to do them, no one should be complaining.
So please don't down grade the out of this world game that Kesler played last night and pass some of that greatness on to Zealot Booth.