After yesterday’s roster moves, it seemed pretty inevitable that the Red Wings would sign David Booth when they met with him today. It didn’t take very long for that to happen.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 2, 2017
As I mentioned yesterday, I’m not thrilled about this move. I like it better than signing P-A Parenteau, who did not look good over the preseason. But it feels like a year-long commitment to a stopgap.
That said, it is at least a two-way deal, so Booth could end up in Grand Rapids if it doesn’t work out. That said, we said that about Steve Ott last year with his deal being buryable and that never happened.