October 22nd, 2011, 04:34 PM #1
Canucks acquire Booth, Reinprecht and 2013 3rd for Samuelsson and Sturm
This Canuck fan likes this deal.
October 22nd, 2011, 05:09 PM #2
I'm sure Booth's gonna love having to play Richards 4 times a year again. Wonder if Van goes after Turris now as its been rumored for a while.
October 22nd, 2011, 05:32 PM #3
I like it because it allows the Kings to make a move to get Samuelsson later when Florida is out of the playoff hunt....I give it until December.
Bizarre trade for FLA...Sturm and Sammie both have a lot of hard miles. Suppose its a risk/reward for both teams willing to make changes with Vancouver getting the edge of Booth's melon doesnt take a shot.
October 22nd, 2011, 05:51 PM #4
Booth's term and cap hit concern me a little, (Plus his past trouble w/ concussion), but all-in-all I like this deal.
Originally Posted by dgrycan
October 22nd, 2011, 05:59 PM #5
Weird trade. Tallon must not feel Booth is going to regain form and was looking to get out from under that contract.
October 22nd, 2011, 06:07 PM #6
Was thinking the same thing about Samuelsson.
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
Marco's been to:
Now Fla in less than 2 years. Hope he gets a shot at continuing his career. Maybe the knee is just not healthy. :(
October 22nd, 2011, 06:07 PM #7
Looking at Florida's roster...perfect example of why I loathe rebuilds. For every team that successfully does it, like the Kings, you've got the likes of Florida (Atlanta/Winnipeg, Islanders, etc...). All those years not making the playoffs and collecting prospects, then another GM comes in, and within a few years you have, what, 3-4 players left from the prior regime? What a ****ing waste. And this was a team that showed glimpses of turning the corner, I thought, prior to losing J-Bo, Olli, etc...
October 22nd, 2011, 06:08 PM #8
I think Booth works well as a second liner. In Florida, he was the go-to guy. He'll be facing different lines and D-men on a line with his good friend Kesler.
October 22nd, 2011, 06:10 PM #9
I look at it this way - they win if he's healthy, and if he gets his bell rung again, the Canucks get the IR cap space they they used to their advantage last year with Edler and Salo. I seriously think that unless the new CBA is changed, teams may start to target players who are out for a significant portion of the regular season in order to go into the playoffs with an "over the cap" roster.
Originally Posted by Drunken Crunker
October 22nd, 2011, 06:17 PM #10
I agree. Think this is a great, albeit risky, move by Gillis, though Vancouver is a team that can easily absorb the contract if it comes to that. I think this is poor asset management by Tallon, but he may have been stuck, being in a situation where he can't afford to pay players that can't stay healthy, similar to what Poile did shipping Lombardi off to Toronto.
Originally Posted by dgrycan