Dec 29, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Vancouver Canucks left wing David Booth (7) skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Vancouver Canucks won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Free Agency: David Booth a Perfect Fit with the Carolina Hurricanes

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The NHL Free Agency period began on July 1. Since then, the Carolina Hurricanes have improved their team slightly through the signings of Jay McClement, Tim Gleason, Brad Malone, and others.

Though we are over two weeks into free agency, many potential impact players still remain available for the Carolina Hurricanes, and David Booth is one of those players.

David Booth, a player whose career has been crippled by concussion issues, is coming off his third season with the Vancouver Canucks after being traded there by the Florida Panthers back in 2011.

At one point, David Booth was an extremely talented sniper on his way to being a star in the NHL. Booth scored 31 goals and had 60 points in the 2008-2009 season with the Florida Panthers at the age of 24.

The biggest fear with David Booth is his concussion history. A series of concussions has left the 29-year-old winger sidelined for significant amounts of time over the past 5 seasons.

The Carolina Hurricanes have a history of giving players second chances, and many times, it has ended well for both sides. David Booth could be the next great story to come out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

If David Booth can stay healthy, he can be a highly effective player for the Carolina Hurricanes in a top-nine role. When David Booth is hot, he is one of the league’s better goal scorers.

David Booth could be a perfect fit with the Carolina Hurricanes at a very cheap price.

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