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Interesting Comments By David Booth On Twitter Today


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#1 luongo.is.god

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

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Booth quoted Theodore Roosevelt on twitter today, as seen below:

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As harsh as it may sound, he speaks the truth. It's easy for us to make accusations, analyze, and dissect this team from the sidelines. At the end of the day, we'll never really know what it actually takes to get the job done on the ice. It sucks being a cold, timid soul lol. He's probably gonna take some flak for this though

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:17 PM

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the crap is booth talking about.. you're 4 + mil cap hit needs to go along with ballard's, raymond's and malhotra's.

clear cap space and go big this offseason.

Edited by keslercrosby, 23 April 2012 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:17 PM

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I'm surprised he didn't say it was all part of God's plan or something..


EDIT: I'm bashing Christianity?... I simply don't believe that God cares much about sports; despite what David may think.
I saw a spot on Booth during a game, interviewing him and his family back home. They talked about how his trade to Vancouver must have been the will of God, and I just thought to myself, "Really, with millions of people suffering in the world, you people think that the creator of everything cares about a rich athlete's career?"

Edited by PENGUINScanFLY, 25 April 2012 - 03:51 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

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the crap is booth talking about.. you're 4 + mil cap hit needs to go along with ballard's, raymond's and malhotra's.

clear cap space and go big this offseason.


you realize ballard was one of our best Dmen this season, right?...?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

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I'm surprised he didn't say it was all part of God's plan or something..


How original, lets all bash on Christianity.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

Edit: Gonna remove this sentence... don't want to get into religious debates.

Interesting take on it though I guess... I didn't expect Booth to post something like that.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

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the crap is booth talking about.. you're 4 + mil cap hit needs to go along with ballard's, raymond's and malhotra's.

clear cap space and go big this offseason.


This crap is exactly what Booth is talking about - it's easy to be armchair GM (like you are right now), but the real battle is fought on ice, not on CDC.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

Booth is bang-on, ya heathen cur's .. :lol:
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

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How original, lets all bash on Christianity.


You must be sensitive, I didn't take it as a bash on Christianity. Think they were just pointing out that he talks about god a lot.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

amen.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

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Interesting he chose Theodore Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" quote.

Essentially, it means that the man we should praise is the man who’s out there fighting the big battles, even if those battles end in defeat.

Obviously I'm disappointed with the loss, but I'm just a fan. It must suck way worse as a player who sacrifices a lot (monetary gain aside) to play 82 games in a season waiting for the big show - only to be ousted so early once it arrives.

This loss feels horrible, but I'm still proud of the team :)
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

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Lol. At the end of the reg season you saw all the teams who didn't make the playoffs thank their fans. They used twitter and the media to send personalized "thank you" messages for the fans. This is what we get? A veiled "screw you". Ya, thanks. Thanks to Canucks fans for paying some of the highest tickets prices in the NHL, and selling out the arena consecutively more than any other NHL fanbase. In turn, it allowed Canucks org. to spend to the cap every year, employ sleep Dr.'s and nutritionists for the players enjoyment. Thanks for that David Booth, and thanks for the wonderful $4.3M season you gave us.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

This crap is exactly what Booth is talking about - it's easy to be armchair GM (like you are right now), but the real battle is fought on ice, not on CDC.


There wasn't much of a battle whenever booth, ballard, malhotra and raymond are on the ice...10 + mill to spend better somewhere else

Yeah you like a player who does individual plays then just shoot at a distance, who also cant pass for 4+ mil for fews more years.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:36 PM

so how many more years of 'stumbling/erring/failing' will it take?

Edited by 'NucKô, 23 April 2012 - 06:38 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

the crap is booth talking about.. you're 4 + mil cap hit needs to go along with ballard's, raymond's and malhotra's.

clear cap space and go big this offseason.

Trade our most exciting player in an already non-exiting organization? Hmm...
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

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Trade our most exciting player in an already non-exiting organization? Hmm...


yeah paying 4.25 mil for 0G, 1A, -1

tied for 10th on the team in shots with hansen (1.35m), pahlsson (2.65m) and tavev (0.9m)
(7 shots in 5 games)

oh yeah.. hes so exciting

Edited by 'NucKô, 23 April 2012 - 06:50 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

he loves reading bibos
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

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I think he's right. Personally I don't mind dissecting, analayzing, and even criticising players, because I like the strategy and technical part of the game. But I hate when a little criticism turns into full on bashing and hate. I think there's a difference there.

Some fans have the attitude that the team somehow owes them something personally. It's so pathetic when people who are sitting on their comfy couch in the living room, straight up insult professional athletes who are actually out there doing the hard work and dedicating their lives to the sport. Well ff the player you're insulting is a "bum" or a "loser", then what does that make you? A huge hypocrite.

I think of the time when Paul McCallum missed that kick in the Grey Cup, and "fans" dumped cow sh*t on his lawn. How can any logical person do that?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

Where do you people get the God reference? (Not that I would mind.)
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:58 PM

Lol. At the end of the reg season you saw all the teams who didn't make the playoffs thank their fans. They used twitter and the media to send personalized "thank you" messages for the fans. This is what we get? A veiled "screw you". Ya, thanks. Thanks to Canucks fans for paying some of the highest tickets prices in the NHL, and selling out the arena consecutively more than any other NHL fanbase. In turn, it allowed Canucks org. to spend to the cap every year, employ sleep Dr.'s and nutritionists for the players enjoyment. Thanks for that David Booth, and thanks for the wonderful $4.3M season you gave us.


You don't think this is Booth's response to the media and fan base criticizing him and his teammates? It seems more in more this team's standards and expectations are raised where criticism outweighs appreciation. How the hell can anyone perform in this kind of atmosphere? Why do you think the Leafs consistently fail to make the playoffs? You don't think it's the atmosphere and pressure on the players to perform?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

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This morning I woke up and the sun was rising, the birds signing and deer eating my flowers...again....
The Canucks gave us great entertainment all season and in the end only the fans of one team will be truly satisfied.
Someday I do hope to to feel that type of joy; in the mean time all I can hope for is ownership giving the green light to go after that which management feels is needed to fulfill the quest for the cup.
This is a team game and the team wasn't good enough!
Was it the poor D that put to much pressure on the O to perform or the other way around?
We are still in need of upgrades if we truly want the cup.
If I where king of the castle it'd be the D I'd try to upgrade, a stud D-man a la Weber would be the ticket IMO..
easier said than done...
I'm looking forward to the moves Gillis will be making this off season!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

When expectations are unrealistically high, sometimes things falls flat on your face.

Same as that very smart kid that got constantly pushed to get 95%+ in school. He is very smart but even 93% is viewed as failure and the parents yell at him. Eventually he skip school, joined a gang, and start doing drugs.

To those that suddenly for no reason decided to bring religion into this, yes God does have a purpose: To weed out fans like you.

Edited by CHIPS, 23 April 2012 - 07:08 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

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You don't think this is Booth's response to the media and fan base criticizing him and his teammates? It seems more in more this team's standards and expectations are raised where criticism outweighs appreciation. How the hell can anyone perform in this kind of atmosphere? Why do you think the Leafs consistently fail to make the playoffs? You don't think it's the atmosphere and pressure on the players to perform?


No one forced David Booth, or any other professional athlete to chose this profession as their job. It was a choice. And the reality in professional sports and fanbases are, you don't have one without the other. Their is no 'Vancouver Canucks' if they don't have a large fanbase who a) buys tickets to hockey games b ) purchases team merchandise c) watch the team in TV

You choose to play professional sports, then you choose you to be in the spotlight. That spotlight will always provide a combination of love and hate, it's how professional sports work. Habs are under just as much pressure as the Leafs, why have they made the playoffs? The Leafs are a bad hockey team, that's why they didn't make the playoffs - it has nothing to do with their fanbase.

I am under public scrutiny in my job, but I realized that when I accepted the challenge. I chose this career and it meant I chose what came with it. The sooner David Booth can accept that, the sooner he can take responsibility for his own actions.

Edited by RunningWild, 23 April 2012 - 07:09 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

I'm surprised he didn't say it was all part of God's plan or something..


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:10 PM

I think he's right. Personally I don't mind dissecting, analayzing, and even criticising players, because I like the strategy and technical part of the game. But I hate when a little criticism turns into full on bashing and hate. I think there's a difference there.

Some fans have the attitude that the team somehow owes them something personally. It's so pathetic when people who are sitting on their comfy couch in the living room, straight up insult professional athletes who are actually out there doing the hard work and dedicating their lives to the sport. Well ff the player you're insulting is a "bum" or a "loser", then what does that make you? A huge hypocrite.

I think of the time when Paul McCallum missed that kick in the Grey Cup, and "fans" dumped cow sh*t on his lawn. How can any logical person do that?


Here's the deal, you play in the nhl, make millions, are a public figure and take the heat that goes with it. Not comfortable with that, perhaps a career change would make sense.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

trade the fans, starting with the under-performers like RunningWild


It's people like you who have no place on this board. You have a constructive comment, cool, post it. It's these types of comments that give CDC a bad name.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

I think this speech is more applicable to professions in which you don't get paid millions to play a sport.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

It's people like you who have no place on this board. You have a constructive comment, cool, post it. It's these types of comments that give CDC a bad name.


coming from the guy who's response to Booth's message was "screw you I pay your salary"? That's a constructive message is it?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

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How original, lets all bash on Christianity.

I'm in.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

I swear I saw a camera shot of him on the bench with Daniel during game 4 telling Daniel he prayed that he would be back and healthy, Daniel had the look like ya ummm...... thanks man?
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