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Report: Canucks’ Booth still not skating

Aug 12, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

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Canucks winger David Booth is apparently still not skating this late into the summer, according to a report out of Vancouver on Monday.

As per a tweet from News 1130 Sports in Vancouver, and citing Booth’s agent, Mike Liut, Booth has not yet began skating and has a screw left in his ankle.

Booth suffered an ankle injury – originally diagnosed as a high ankle sprain – in a game against the Detroit Red Wings on March 16 and underwent surgery, ending his season.

Booth had been mentioned as a possible compliance buyout candidate, however the injury prevented that from taking place.

A sometimes controversial figure in Vancouver for his off-ice activities, which include hunting and posting photos of his kills on social media, Booth struggled mightily with the Canucks coming out of the lockout.

He suffered a groin injury on the first day of the hastened training camp and which was expected to keep him out of the lineup for four-to-six weeks.

He originally missed the entire first month of the season.

Once healthy, the offensive production from the second-line winger was not there.

Booth, who has two years remaining on a six-year deal that comes with a $4.25 million annual cap hit, had one goal – an empty-net goal – and three points in 12 games.

  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Aug 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    A shrewd Mike Gillis pickup….

  2. blomfeld - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:44 AM


    Well that’s kind of fitting, especially when you consider all of the defenseless animals which this ‘shameless’ coward has executed for his personal amusement. A perfect ending to this story would be for the Aqulini’s to first ‘take it on the chin’ financially in terms of his idiotic contract … and then for Booth & Gillis to go skinny-dipping together one ‘moonlit’ night at Wreck Beach and there be eaten alive right in the water by some ‘demented’ school of carnivorous salmon !

    • dueman - Aug 13, 2013 at 7:29 AM

      Who is the bigger coward? The man who hunts his own food, or the whinny (b)itch complaining about the hunter, while he chokes back a store bought burger, which he paid someone else to kill and prepare for him! There is no shame in hunting your own food, and being proud of your prize.

      • kaptaanamerica - Aug 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM


        Nothing wrong with hunting for food. Why should everyone buy all their food at some grocery store or the other. Wild game tastes better than store bought anyway.

      • imleftcoast - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        I make a mean Tofu egg salad sandwich, and I write some poetry.

      • blomfeld - Aug 13, 2013 at 10:36 PM

        Dueman – Seriously, are you a stupid person or are you just incapable of comprehending a simple paragraph? My problem is ‘not’ with killing things, as death = birth = death = birth = death … aka the ‘cycle’ of life. My problem is goofs like Booth who ‘gloat’ and ‘thump their chests’ over killing defenseless animals for personal amusement. You know perfectly well that despite his ‘pathetic’ attempts to portray himself as some tough guy all decked out in his pansy-assed TARGET hunting costume, in reality Booth and his ilk are nothing more than ‘inadequate’ suck-holes looking for attention. Even the odds just a ‘little’ and then we’d see just how tough this guy is really is. In fact, I would submit to you that any Special Forces person, be it American, German or Israeli could kill an ‘armed’ Booth with their bare hands in a ‘split’ second before the idiot even knew what happened … and I’d also submit that they’d never ‘gloat’ about it after.

        the bottom line is that the killing defenseless animals and then gloating about it, is behavior which is ‘consistent’ with sports brassiere ownership …

  3. davebabychreturns - Aug 13, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Dueman lets not pretend Booth is hunting for sustenance.

    I don’t get worked up over sport hunting personally but even if he eats his kills that is what Booth is doing; traveling all over the continent to kill things for fun. To each their own IMO.

    As for the complaining about his on ice performance if Booth can actually get and stay healthy he is still a top six forward in this league.. He might even compete for a top line job on worse teams (like, say, the Flames).

    Alas I am not holding my breath.

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