To LAK: David Booth
To FLA: Oscar Moller/Slava Voynov 1st round pick
To LAK: David Booth, 1st round pick.
to FLA: Rights to Brady Murray.
David Booth, who scored 30 goals once a couple of years ago, has a cap hit of $4.25MM for the next four seasons. Taking him on without giving any salary back would essentially be committing to him as our one big addition for next year, at a cap hit that is about a million less than Lombardi was willing to pay for Ilya Kovalchuk. And for the privilege of over-paying for a one-time 30 goal-scorer, we give up two blue-chip prospects and a 1st round pick?
Obviously (?), I was kidding about Brady Murray. But I don't think Lombardi is going to take on another team''s bloated contract without Florida sweetening the pot. Cap space is an asset. And with Doughty et al getting new contracts, our cap space is shrinking. I would rather the Kings not waste it on David Booth.
Okay, how about:
Booth and a 1st for LA's 2nd?
I would say Booth for a 2nd pick straight up, but I really don't think anyone wants that contract.