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Canucks’ Booth after win: ‘We didn’t back down’

Mar 23, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT

The Vancouver Canucks could have caved while trailing the lowly Buffalo Sabres 2-0 and facing a steep climb to a playoff spot, but they instead fought back to win 4-2 on Sunday.

That effort didn’t elude David Booth, who scored the 4-2 tally:

Head coach John Tortorella was also impressed, noting that this win might spur them on for bigger things during a short two-game road trip.

That resiliency might be seen most clearly in Zack Kassian‘s game, as he had plenty of assists (four) but estimated that he needed quite a few more stitches.

If the Canucks can muscle through those two road games (Minnesota on Wednesday, Colorado on Thursday), they have an opportunity to pile up points in a mad rush toward the end. They play five straight home games against tough playoff-caliber opponents before two (on-paper) softies at Edmonton (April 12) and a season-closing home game against Calgary.

They might need other teams to stumble, yet with three wins in four contests, at least they’re not backing down (as Booth might say).

It’s not all good news, however, as it appears that Henrik Sedin is banged up.

  1. muckleflugga - Mar 23, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    softies … against edmonton and calgary

    we shall see shall we

  2. nightfireop - Mar 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    “We didn’t back down…” -booth

    you better not, shame on you if you did.

  3. AppealToReason - Mar 24, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Progression back to the mean is ruining the Canucks draft pick.

    • bullwinkle88 - Mar 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      Exactly where the Sabres have been for decades. Glad we broke out of it by rebuilding.

  4. blomfeld - Mar 24, 2014 at 12:22 AM


    yeah ? … well neither did any of the ‘defenseless’ four-legged friends you shamelessly executed in the wilds of British Columbia …

    ‘FU’ Booth ! … and ‘F’ the Canucks while you’re at it !

    executive summary: any special forces person be it American, German or Israeli, could kill an armed Booth ‘bare-handed’ so fast that the idiot would never even know what had happened … the bottom line is that Booth and Kassian are ‘mental cases’ and the Canucks are now a ‘pathetic’ organization in long-term decline …

    • kaptaanamerica - Mar 24, 2014 at 1:09 AM

      blomfeld are you on drugs or medication? i’ve noticed you posting positive messages towards the Canucks and then you come up with this? what gives. one minute you are saying, ‘God speed’ to the Canucks and then next you’re saying you hate them, etc….

      Can’t figure you out.

      I said i wouldn’t auto thumbs down your posts after you posted a positive thoughtful post towards the Canucks and fans, but you are making it difficult for me to keep that pledge.

      hope you come back around instead putting up hate against the Canucks.

      P.S. – hunting isn’t illegal, and a lot of people do it and use the meat. not just hunt for trophies or whatever. Being in B.C., I’d expect that people would understand that hunting is a part of the heritage and culture of B.C., especially as it relates to First Nations people and non-urban B.C.ers…

      • taytay099 - Mar 24, 2014 at 1:26 AM

        I believe he once said he lives in Vancouver but has always been a Kings fan.

      • blomfeld - Mar 24, 2014 at 1:53 AM

        Kapitan America – Friend, I know you’re ‘good’ people based on your writings here at PHT, however here’s the deal. Whenever I’ve personally had to ‘sadly’ put down one of my own four-legged friends, never once did I ever go and put on GI Joe combat fatigues and start singing and dancing aloud. And nor have I ever seen a veterinarian put down a four-legged friend while laughing and wearing combat fatigues. The bottom line is that Booth and Kassian are ‘mental cases’ who should be ‘recycled’ poste haste ! Yet despite the presence of these two pigs, I do still ‘care’ for Torts and the Canucks and therefore I wish them all the best in going forward.

        GO CANUCKS GO !!! :)

      • kaptaanamerica - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:34 AM

        thanks for the post Blomfeld. I understand your point. I don’t think revelry after killing an animal is necessary, or making an animal suffer while killing it.

  5. opattytheirishrover - Mar 24, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Be it known now muckleflugga and Blomfeld are undisputedly the favorites on this site. You cats are good people. I’ll dedicate a pint to each of you this fine Sunday! Keep the intellectual and hilarious posts coming!


    Ps- if you make ONE more ‘scenario’ where I’m coming back across the ocean again Blomfeld…so help me George! I’ll tip another one back, that’s what I’ll do.

    • blomfeld - Mar 24, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      *** somewhere out over the English Channel with Bomber Group O’Patty ***

      O’Patty: Mayday, Mayday ! … enemy fighters closing fast ! … request help immediately !

      Flugga: no can do buddy … we’ve got our hands full at the moment !

      Blomfeld: comrade O’Patty, please initiate course 240 immediately at 6000 feet, over ?

      O’Patty: Blomfeld, is that you ? … where are you, over ?

      Blomfeld: just off your port wing at 10 o’clock … we’re closing now to terminate the enemy fighters !

      O’Patty: thank God ! … I just knew that you guys would show up !

      Blomfeld: it’s our pleasure comrade !

      • cofran2004 - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:35 AM

        I came here expecting to see posts along the line of “you didn’t back down to the last place team in the league. congratulations,” or “now beat a team that doesn’t suck.”

        Instead, I found hilarity. Thanks blomfeld :-p

  6. Wineshard - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    One of the saddest days of my life was putting down my dog.

    I also look forward to go hunting with my family.

    I don’t care if special forces are better at killing than I am. I am better at business than they are, but that does not impact my decision on whether to go hunting.

    • bullwinkle88 - Mar 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

      It’s sad that you have to kill an animal for entertainment. Very sad…

  7. Wineshard - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    If that was directed at me then who said entertainment? Moose meat is great. I suppose all of these “animal lovers” are vegans, eh?

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