03/19/2013 09:41 NHL Daily Fix: Kings saying good bye to old jersey; what will Sharks do?
The NHL Daily Fix is your morning wakeup call, with news and notes for the day's hockey action. Here's what's going on Tuesday: The Sharks are struggling so what might they do to fix it? They might do something, just don't look for a rebuild. Plus, the Kings are wearing an old jersey for the last time.
03/19/2013 01:03 Wild take Northwest lead with victory at Vancouver
Charlie Coyle scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, Niklas Backstrom made 35 saves and the Minnesota Wild took sole possession of the Northwest Division lead with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
David Booth was traded from Florida to Vancouver less than a month into the 2011-12 season. The change of scenery seemed like a great opportunity for Booth to return to his 60-point production from 2008-09, but an MCL sprain that sidelined him for over a month in the middle of the season ended up derailing his momentum. He finished his first stint in Vancouver with 29 points (16 G, 13 A) in 56 games. Despite the so-so finish in his first stint with the Canucks, Booth remains a decent sleeper heading into the 2012-13 season. He should lineup on the Canucks second line, which will eventually pair him with Ryan Kesler, who wont return to the lineup until December. A top-six spot on one of the leagues higher scoring teams will give Booth the opportunity to post some of the best scoring totals of his career if he can stay healthy. (Updated 8/14/12)