Hockey Widow wrote:I really advocate putting Kesler on RW or back to the third line. He will still get a ton of playing time and still match up against the oppositions best. He can still be very productive.
Uncle dans leg wrote:So as far as I can see, this season essentially hinges on a huge breakout by ZK and a massive year by BOOTHY to make any noise from game 83 on. UNLESS they can swing a deal to change the top 6 dynamic via trade.
Uncle dans leg wrote:To me this year is extremely difficult to predict how good(or bad)the Canucks will be. So many variables but at least there's some guys coming through the pipe to give us hope should the team bomb again. Shouldn't be boring...at the very least.
Pretty much, and regardless of one's opinion of the Schneider trade, having Cory here wouldn't make that much of a difference.
Uncle dans leg wrote:My feeling is that the team will never win when it matters with JS playing centre for the Canucks
Topper wrote:Uncle dans leg wrote:My feeling is that the team will never win when it matters with JS playing centre for the Canucks
Gary Lupul syndrome.
tantalum wrote:There is a bunch of things wrong with David Booth's game. No question about it, but as a canuck through 3 injuries he has 17 goals and 32 points in 68 regular season games. For those struggling with the math that's a 20 goal and 40 point pace. [b]And unlike a Mason Raymond instead of doing a button hook when he enters the zone Booth has two things on his mind and two things only...getting to the net and getting the puck to the net.[/b] Now that isn't phenomenal second line production by any stretch but it's also not terrible.
Yeah he isn't good at passing or using linemates and his defense is suspect at best but he does get to the net every shift. Something no one other than Kesler and hopefully Kassian do. Something the Kings have had in spades and causes all sorts of issues (Nolan, King, Penner, Clifford). A healthy Booth helps the team on the ice if ignoring the contract. Heck based on several of the recent signings you don't even need to ignore the contract. Guys with a history of 40+ point and 20 goal seasons are getting that type of money.