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Torts thinks Booth is a ‘weird dude’ (but not in a bad way)

Oct 9, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

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Dennis Rodman.

Bill “Spaceman” Lee.

David Booth?

Yep, according to Canucks head coach John Tortorella, Booth is a “weird dude.”

But not to worry — “It’s good to have weird dudes,” says Torts, per the Globe and Mail’s David Ebner.

While Booth has yet to cozy up to any North Korean dictators or drop acid before games (to our knowledge), he’s certainly made his share of non-hockey headlines since coming to the Canucks in 2011. Most notably, the 28-year-old Michigan native is an avid hunter, and not shy about sharing his love for the activity.

With regards to the hunting stuff, we’re not sure Torts — a committed animal-welfare advocate — likes that so much.

A tweet from TSN’s Farhan Lalji:

Whatever his coach doesn’t like hasn’t affected his ice time. Last night, Booth played 18:32 in Vancouver’s 3-2 OT win over the Devils, collecting an assist on Mike Santorelli‘s winning goal.

“He can be an asset in how we want to play on the puck,” Tortorella said of Booth during the preseason. “He could be a really good player, but the question is health and it’s out of my control. If he can stay healthy, it slots people in different spots. We get a good player like that in the lineup and it really helps us.”

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  1. canucks30 - Oct 9, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Yes. And torts is the epitome of normalcy.

  2. 7mantel - Oct 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    I’m really going to miss Torts ! His post game interviews were classic !

  3. blomfeld - Oct 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM


    Despite being a ‘sexy & ardent’ fan of the Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings, while only being a ‘lukewarm’ supporter of the Vancouver Canucks, I have to admit that I’m really starting to warm towards coach Torts. Of course I knew ‘of him’ previously from a distance. But now that he’s here in Vancouver doing ‘his’ thing, there’s no denying of the fact that he’s both very ‘likeable’ and very ‘good’ for the game at large …

    GO TORTS !!!

    GO ALL ANIMALS !!!!!!!!!!!

    • elvispocomo - Oct 10, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      What’s ‘this’? A ‘sort of’ ‘positive’ ‘post from blom? The’video’ ‘failed to load’ though.

  4. patthehockeyfan - Oct 10, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    If anyone would know the characteristics of a ‘weird dude’ first-hand, it’s Torts.

  5. lifeforcefoundation - Oct 10, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Hopefully one day Tort will go there and challenge Booth’s barbaric, inhumane killing of innocent wildlife for “trophies”. Buck up Booth by playing on an equal field for the Stanley Cup instead!

    • blomfeld - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM

      I’m ‘with ya’ friend on that ! :)

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