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#121 German_Canucks_Supporter

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

No one is trying to throw you in jail. They are just pointing out that you and others are acting like giant douches, which is your right.

Big paychecks don't automatically give you a thick skin BTW. Its easy to say "we pay good money for the right to bitch at hockey players every season". But really, all you are doing is making it harder to play in this city, and driving away players who don't want to deal with out reactionary and overly emotional fans.


That's the price of playing for a city that actually cares... The alternative would be playing in a market in which all hockey players, superstars or not, fly under the radar of attention. A team that won a cup in Vancouver would be admired and idolized, it would become part of the folklore for this city (like the Canadiens' dynasty or the college boys who created the miracle on ice). This is what is up for grabs for any player that enters this city. That you are under a microscope is the downside of playing here. But if I were a talent, I'd rather play in a big hockey market.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

Reread his tweets, he never mentioned God or any Religion, he was just stating that the worker or warrior is easily criticized and not appreciated by the customer, or the observer. And it wasn't even his quote, it was Teddy Roosevelt.
You must all suffer ADHD or something. Give the guy and the team a little respect. They DID try their best, you arrogant , self aggrandicising ,cheap, underachieving, spoiled, narcassistic, and/or, psycopathic Morons!
You all just jealous of him? Cause he's tall, blonde, rich, and handsome, with a killer smile. And your not? Or that he's one of the best hockey players in the world? Alot of Canuck fan's on Cdc really suck big time!

And using that quote is humbling, respectful, and bang on. Everyone is a critic,and they are a dime a dozen, but heroes are the ones that actually get there, do it, and try their best


can you teach a common sense class for CDC? or a reading class? something to add to the intelligence of CDC. Good on booth, He played hard this play-offs.

Give booth a proper centreman and he will be gold.

As for the christian comments, all i have to say is only idiots judge things they don't understand.

atheists who make fun of christians are arrogant and ignorant, christians who make fun of atheists are like wise. people all have their personal beliefs and they are entitled to them. people who complain about booths mention of God are voicing an opinion, what they need to realize is that booth is voicing HIS opinion and HIS perspectives. To criticize the voicing of an opinion or a point of view with ones own opinion or point of view is hypocritical. and are ALOT of hypocrites around these days, its pathetic.

Edited by Laoag, 24 April 2012 - 09:05 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

Bring Back The Minus


hopefully when booth, ballard, malhotra, and raymond gets traded, you go with them.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

or kesler........ and LOL 4 players = 10 million? remember how Sundin himself was 10 mill? HA.


who's defending kesler?

package him for staal, getzlaf or weber
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

Enuff of the crap from David Booth...."We are all Canucks~!" So this staement alone gives me rights to B!tch lol So F you Booth Dont judge me cuz Im judgin you....Im allowed...for one and for 2 you played just "OK" for 3 you don't like it here hockey town BC then walk....ask for tradsies...or just scratch yourself for the year...GOOF~!
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

People with maturity are out in full force tonight. I compared my career to his --- where exactly? I stated both careers were under public scrutiny, which is accurate. When any person accepts a career which is under constant public scrutiny, you have to think long and hard about what that means - and if you're up for the challenge.

Also, this whole 'real fan', 'fake fan' stuff is pretty funny. A person can offer constructive criticism, but they aren't a real fan? So if my parents tell me my car is ugly, they must hate me? Please. This is real life here.




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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

I thought Booth did well this year, considering his centre was useless. Work on that puck handling in the off season, he seems like a great team mate and role model. If he ups production I wouldn't mind seeing an A on his jersey.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

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


Typical hate comment - are you sure you're a Canucks fan and not a Hawks?

Seriously - WTF is wrong with everyone here?
As soon as it's known that someone has a faith, the hater spew garbage like no tomorrow.
Shameful...that's all it is...
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

That is not a hate comment you drama queen... that to read as a sarcastic comment derived from his spewing of rightious comments.

He tried to blow us off becuz we were critizing the team for poor effort. and so you know it is my right as a fan~!

Your post is opeing this up to a much broader and more heated thread than it should be. Dont like it don't read it let alone comment.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

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.

Actually, for someone as fervent as he is, he doesn't spout off about god, etc. as much as I feared he would.
Awesome quote - I've seen it before somewhere, I think...
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

Well, if you choose to be a proffesional athlete you should understand the pressure you have upon your shoulders. Just feels like he's finding excuses I for once believe that he has to take a look in the mirror and realise what parts of his game he needs to improve. Not just, "We did our best, we lost. Don't blame us you don't know how hard it is, you are just the fans" type of BS, Because the fans puts their soul, heart and money just because they love this team, then he should be able to work his ass off, just like everybody else on this team, and do anything to win it.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

Booth can seriously lick muh balls. Part of an athletes job description is to be able to handle the pressure. He obviously can't.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

The problem is the fans pay for Booth's salary...Booth does not pay fans for support. Like I already said Booth is very deserving of criticism since he's one of the higher paid players on the team and his contribution is nowhere near the level of compensation he is receiving. So in summation take the criticism Booth it is well deserved.


Exactly. He did not come close to living up to expectations. He gets paid to play hockey and he gets paid very well. when you dont deliver you're going to hear about it as it comes with the territory. that being said i want to see what he brings next season before all the trade scenarios come.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Ok um... What? First off exactly when did he blame a higher authority for the playoffs? Also, when did this country change the Charter of rights and freedoms to give everyone free speech unless your a professional athlete? Also, we are interpreting his meaning of the quote, we don't know how he feels and we certainly don't have a right to criticize him for his religious beliefs which he didn't even mention in this quote.


Technically I do have the right criticize him for anything I would want to. I guess that would be considered my rights to freedom of speech.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

The man quoted a great speech from an historical American President. What are you all b****ing about. How would you like a customer to tell you how to do your job every 2 hours?, and claim your invisible, useless etc etc. Yah the modern Canuck fan is a Narcissitic disorderd personallity, who can hurl insults at any and every hockey player, but can't handle a single one of them, quoting one wise man's speech.


he knew full well what he was getting into as an 18 year old. doesnt like it hes made more than enough to retire on.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

Technically I do have the right criticize him for anything I would want to. I guess that would be considered my rights to freedom of speech.

We all have the right to act like spoiled children, though many of us choose not to. Don't worry, no one is going to arrest you.

he knew full well what he was getting into as an 18 year old. doesnt like it hes made more than enough to retire on.


Money doesn't make any easier to handle pressure. And the pressure Vancouver puts on its team is WAY higher than it ought to be. The truly funny thing is that the only way to handle pressure is to disregard it and the people who put it on you. But if they do, they get criticised for that as well.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

David Booth needs a refresher course on who pays his salary. If he doesn't like the heat, he can go bag groceries. What an arrogant wanker...
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

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 24 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

David Booth needs a refresher course on who pays his salary. If he doesn't like the heat, he can go bag groceries. What an arrogant wanker...


The Canucks organisation pays his salary. He is probably aware. Fortunately for him, internet warriors do not in fact have the power to fire him, or force him to bag groceries. Some people on this thread need to learn how to be decent human beings.

Edited by butters, 24 April 2012 - 02:11 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

The truly funny thing is that the only way to handle pressure is to disregard it and the people who put it on you. But if they do, they get criticised for that as well.


I beg to differ.

To filter it all out and focus on the task at hand is something that has only ever received praise to the best of my knowledge, and deservedly so.

Booth is begging for derision here, I mean could anyone possibly come up with a more inappropriate reference?

Edited by Red Light Racicot, 24 April 2012 - 03:04 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

To filter it all out and focus on the task at hand is something that has only ever received praise to the best of my knowledge, and deservedly so.


Well, look at the reaction to the Booth quote. Or quotes where they say that only the opinions of their teammates and family matter to them. People get PO'd about both those things.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

People can rag if they want, but I like the quote.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

I don't understand everyone in this thread. He is under performing based on his salary, and everyone looks past it. I've seen MANY quotes on how people are defending him. Let me put it this way.

I'm going through school as a Nurse. Now, for being paid like 2% of his annual salary, my job is arguably going to much harder than his (perhaps not physically). If I make mistakes, by God, my teachers drill new ***holes into me over and OVER until I get it right. There is NO excuse for failure for me, especially when lives may or may not be in my hands.

What I'm pissed about is his f***ing quote. Yeah, you're so poetic when you quote an old US president about how you can't point fingers at failure because we're not in his shoes. You're ****ing right I'm going to point fingers. That quote shows how he believes there's not much "accountability" for his actions. I have an incredible amount of accountability in my future job for being paid almost nothing compared to his salary. But it's OK, he can pull out a quote and shift blame from his underachieving season to how hard the game is.

Now you're thinking... well, you're just some guy on the internet pointing fingers. Well, that's quite true, but not without a point. David Booth is a very bad player this season. He doesn't pass, barely scores and barely has any points. He was almost an invisible player in the playoffs except for maybe 1 or 2 chances, which of course, that he has troubling finishing on. If I'm indirectly paying for his salary and the city of Vancouver as well, he is not above criticism and he should be damn well performing alot better. Then, to pull out the quote and then not thank the fans who's paying his damn salary on top of it... slap in the face. Really hope he steps it up next season or gets traded.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

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.

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.

I think this speech is more applicable to professions in which you don't get paid millions to play a sport.

I wish I could be an athlete getting 4 mil. For that price you'd expect something. I have no pity for these guys. Their performance was disgusting

Wish I could get paid millions to do a job I love and put in a total crap effort. A guy can dream I guess


Massively spoiled millionaires should keep the public whining to a minimum,

Playing NHL hockey for a living is an easy life. But if it is such a burden he's free to retire any time since he's got enough money to live the rest of his life.


All you people with your rants about how much money these guys make are rediculous. Sure they make millions, and do what most of us would love to do for a living, but its not like they were picked out of a crowd and were the lucky ones just randomly chosen to be professional athletes. These guys have committed their lives to this sport and absolutely worked their balls off to get there. The majority of us will never understand the effort it takes to get where these guys are, sure they are all great hockey players, and that got them somewhere, but how many of you know great hockey players with all the skill in the world that never made the show because they couldn't be bothered, or didn't have it in them to work as hard as it took to get there? There are probably many of you on these boards that are great hockey players, but were always too busy bitching about being screwed over or not getting the chance you deserve, when really you just lacked the effort and desire to put your head down and never give up. And now you sit here demanding that these spoiled individuals need to put in a better effort because you are not satisfied for with the effort you are seeing from them.

There are a ton of people in this world that don't sacrifice nearly as much as pro athletes do, and people who don't work nearly as hard as they do that make way more money than they do.

I also realize the opposite is true, such as buckfostons dad who is a true hero of society, sculpting the young minds of tomorrow for meager pay and recognition.

But society is at fault for this, we build these people up to be the center of our worlds and are willing to pay for it, and you believe because you may invest your time following your passion, watching and spending money to see these guys play, that you have a right to bash them as individuals? Because they provide you with a fix to your addiciton? Without them we wouldn't have anything to follow and analyze year after year.

It is incredible how angry some of you get, I chalk it mostly up to jealousy of these people for their fame, money and the fact they are "living the dream".

Believe it or not, this may sound entirely absurd to most of you, but if you were in their places, making millions to play the game you love, I absolutely guarantee that you would also go through slumps and struggle and hard times and good times. And you too would grow increasingly tired of a fan base like ours. These guys are human too, just because they are famous, have tons of fans, and get paid millions does not make them invincible to the issues that we all face.

I appreciate Booths efforts and attitude since he has been here.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:27 PM

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 :)


Well said. End of story.lock thread.lol seriously tho my thoughts exactly!
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

I have no doubt in my mind that Booth is someone of amazing character. When guys on our team were flopping around and pleading to the refs, Booth came out and said he doesn't focus on missed calls and just focuses on playing his game.

Beyond that, I do believe he works hard, even if the results weren't quite there. It's kind of like how the Sedins' / Kesler mentioned when they first got into the playoffs they tried TOO hard if anything, and didn't perform well because they'd essentially exhaust themselves for the next shifts or latter portion of the game.

I think Booth has the right physical / mental skill set to succeed, but needs to work on his chemistry with other players. Realistically though, our team chemistry this season has been down the crapper, so he's part of a bigger problem that was plaguing most of our team.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

That quote shows how he believes there's not much "accountability" for his actions. I have an incredible amount of accountability in my future job for being paid almost nothing compared to his salary. But it's OK, he can pull out a quote and shift blame from his underachieving season to how hard the game is.


Nice nerd rage, but your job doesn't involve direct competition against others, so its not really relevant. If someone at your future job is trying to stop you from doing your job while you do it, then its relevant.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

We, as fans, have every right to criticise the players.
Booth, as a player, have every right to say "screw you"
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

Money doesn't make any easier to handle pressure. And the pressure Vancouver puts on its team is WAY higher than it ought to be. The truly funny thing is that the only way to handle pressure is to disregard it and the people who put it on you. But if they do, they get criticised for that as well.


i didnt say money would make it easier. im just saying he knew his performance would be scrutinized when he first started playing. if he doesnt like it or cant handle it, have an unbrella drink in cabo
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

i didnt say money would make it easier. im just saying he knew his performance would be scrutinized when he first started playing. if he doesnt like it or cant handle it, have an unbrella drink in cabo


Hey, if you think the Canucks are well served by pressure cooking all the players, and driving many of them away, then I don't know what to say. There are a lot of great players who don't want to come to Vancouver, and the fanbase is a big reason why. There isn't another fan base in the league as irrational as the canucks.
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