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#1 Strombone1

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

Where are we standing with Booth?

Does he not have anything to prove this season?

I don't think I've read anything about him practicing with the team. I'm hearing a lot of our younger guys like Kassian needing to step up. True, but I think Booth is totally being overlooked.

He's more likely to make an impact than Kassian will in this coming season.

I think if he does start to play good and Kes returns, that will throw Booth off his game given their chemistry.

Any thoughts?
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

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He's been practicing his shot all summer long
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

It will throw off Booth and Keslers chemistry? What chemistry?
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:16 AM

how do you know Kes' return will throw Booth off? What if he starts bad and Kes returns and then he plays good?

Could go either way.

I haven't heard much of Raymond, Ballard, Hansen, Tanev, Alberts, or anyone else in that mix...should we be concerned about them too?


These guys are professionals - they'll be prepared. Not all of them will stay in Vancouver to do what some guys are doing.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

Samuelsson and Sturm for Booth is pretty decent asset management. However, Booth's salary is a bit high. The main problem with him is that he has had very little defensive impact while not scoring enough to make up for that.

There's also the matter of his concussion history. That may limit his overall effectiveness as an NHLer in the future. So let's hope technological advances in equipment eliminate concussions.

Assuming the season ever starts, it would be interesting to see who Booth lines up with when Kesler is out. AV will likely have to juggle lines forever unless Schroeder surprises.

Nobody is looking past him. If he doesn't light it up, he'll likely be our latest $4mil scapegoat.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

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It seems many of the Canucks who came for the early September golf charity game have gone back to their home towns. From what I've gathered, Sedins, Malholtra, Bieksa, Elder, Kesler, Schneider, Garrison, Hamhuis, Higgins and Raymond are the only ones practising in Vancouver. So I don't believe Booth is practising with the team.

I like Booth as a player, and I think he was deserving of the most exciting player award this past season. He was hampered by injuries last year but showed flashes of brilliance. I'm thrilled with Booth regardless of cap hit; we got him for Sturm and Samuelsson, neither of which will suit up for Florida this season.

Those hunting pics are really disgusting. I really don't understand the sport or of how you're a bigger man for shooting a wild animal. Americans I guess.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:12 PM

He has potential to be a brute force. But i think he lacks hockey sense. Assists will never be his strength.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:28 PM

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. Americans I guess.


Uh, yeah...because Canadians never hunt.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:33 PM

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It seems many of the Canucks who came for the early September golf charity game have gone back to their home towns. From what I've gathered, Sedins, Malholtra, Bieksa, Elder, Kesler, Schneider, Garrison, Hamhuis, Higgins and Raymond are the only ones practising in Vancouver. So I don't believe Booth is practising with the team.

I like Booth as a player, and I think he was deserving of the most exciting player award this past season. He was hampered by injuries last year but showed flashes of brilliance. I'm thrilled with Booth regardless of cap hit; we got him for Sturm and Samuelsson, neither of which will suit up for Florida this season.

Those hunting pics are really disgusting. I really don't understand the sport or of how you're a bigger man for shooting a wild animal. Americans I guess.

just because you don't understand it doesn't mean you have the right to bash it. I think beauty pagents are disgusting but I don't have to tell everyone evertime I see one on tv..you seem like one of those people.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

just because you don't understand it doesn't mean you have the right to bash it. I think beauty pagents are disgusting but I don't have to tell everyone evertime I see one on tv..you seem like one of those people.


Give me one reason why a guy who makes millions of dollars a year has to go out and shoot these animals. A duck supply for a month, what looks to be an elk and a moose on top of a bear. There's enough meat there to cover half a year, but I guess even millionaires get hungry.

My point is there is no justifiable reason to hunt these animals unless it was for the purpose of feeding oneself. I'm pretty sure Booth can afford to buy a steak. It's really unjustifiable and if you're going to make it a freedom thing I will laugh in your face right now.

Only exemption I see to this is fishing. Go ahead fish away, it's a species that can replenish itself.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

I think he's overrated. Kesler doesn't need booth and booth doesn't need Kesler.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

I like Booth as a player, and I think he was deserving of the most exciting player award this past season. He was hampered by injuries last year but showed flashes of brilliance. I'm thrilled with Booth regardless of cap hit; we got him for Sturm and Samuelsson, neither of which will suit up for Florida this season.

Those hunting pics are really disgusting. I really don't understand the sport or of how you're a bigger man for shooting a wild animal. Americans I guess.


Interesting - I could not agree with your last paragraph more, but I also don't think I could disagree with your first paragraph any more.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

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Booth is one of my favorite players I love the way he plays. When he is on he can be very dominate (as shown before his injury). Guys with his size, speed, and skill are almost impossible to find. If he can get into a groove he could be a 40G 80Pt player.

Unlike a lot of guys, when Booth was cold he was still noticeable on the ice, driving to the net and creating chances.

As for the hunting thing, as long as he freezes and eats the meat I have no problem with it. Hunting is more humane than growing animals for food.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

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Give me one reason why a guy who makes millions of dollars a year has to go out and shoot these animals. A duck supply for a month, what looks to be an elk and a moose on top of a bear. There's enough meat there to cover half a year, but I guess even millionaires get hungry.

My point is there is no justifiable reason to hunt these animals unless it was for the purpose of feeding oneself. I'm pretty sure Booth can afford to buy a steak. It's really unjustifiable and if you're going to make it a freedom thing I will laugh in your face right now.

Only exemption I see to this is fishing. Go ahead fish away, it's a species that can replenish itself.

he eats all the game he hunts, it's food you can't buy in stores/not commercially raised. just because you can afford to buy food instead of obtaining it from nature, it doesn't mean you HAVE to do it that way.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

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Give me one reason why a guy who makes millions of dollars a year has to go out and shoot these animals. A duck supply for a month, what looks to be an elk and a moose on top of a bear. There's enough meat there to cover half a year, but I guess even millionaires get hungry.

My point is there is no justifiable reason to hunt these animals unless it was for the purpose of feeding oneself. I'm pretty sure Booth can afford to buy a steak. It's really unjustifiable and if you're going to make it a freedom thing I will laugh in your face right now.

Only exemption I see to this is fishing. Go ahead fish away, it's a species that can replenish itself.

you realize you have to have tags and licensing right? and not every hunter gets one. the amount of tags given per season is determined by the population. your not going to see white tail dear become extinct because of sport hunting. plus at least when hunting game has more of a fair chance to live other than your cattle chicken an pork whom are often beaten and mistreated before being lined up on a conveyor belt waiting to die... not a pretty sight. plus you being against hunting but not fishing is a joke. your a hypocrite my friend.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

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he eats all the game he hunts, it's food you can't buy in stores/not commercially raised. just because you can afford to buy food instead of obtaining it from nature, it doesn't mean you HAVE to do it that way.


90% of the people complaining about Booth hunting probably eat meat anyway. Which honestly, I doubt Booth is just hunting for trophies. If he eats everything there isn't really an issue.

I assume you whiners who complain about him hunting and eating the meat have never seen how your own food is treated prior to being slaughtered, eh?

Edited by BananaMash, 12 October 2012 - 01:34 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

Americans I guess.


Yay for ignorant statements

I grew up on moose meat
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:33 PM

you realize you have to have tags and licensing right? and not every hunter gets one. the amount of tags given per season is determined by the population. your not going to see white tail dear become extinct because of sport hunting. plus at least when hunting game has more of a fair chance to live other than your cattle chicken an pork whom are often beaten and mistreated before being lined up on a conveyor belt waiting to die... not a pretty sight. plus you being against hunting but not fishing is a joke. your a hypocrite my friend.

seriously, it's nt like it's the wild west out there anymore, there's not going to be another "buffalo" situation arising due to sport hunting. it's heavily regulated.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

90% of the people complaining about Booth hunting probably eat meat anyway. Which honestly, I doubt Booth is just hunting for trophies. If he eats everything there isn't really an issue.

I assume you whiners who complain about him hunting and eating the meat have never seen how your own food is treated prior to being slaughter, eh?

yeah, he eats what he hunts:

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@Thuisyeb: @D_Booth7 do you eat your hunts???” I've never ate an activity before. But I'll tell ya what wild game is the best food on earth


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

yeah, he eats what he hunts:


Well then, it seems we have no problem. It's too bad he doesn't own a slaughterhouse, that's much less cruel. ;)
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

The wild meat booth is hunting/ eating is far superior in every way to what he could buy in the store. So much better for us, we are not meant to eat all that processed and steroid laden garbage...

And you do realize that a very small portion of the US population actually hunts right? And you also realize that probably just as much of a percentage of the Canadian population hunts as the Americans do correct? No, obviously you do not understand this.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

The wild meat booth is hunting/ eating is far superior in every way to what he could buy in the store. So much better for us, we are not meant to eat all that processed and steroid laden garbage...

And you do realize that a very small portion of the US population actually hunts right? And you also realize that probably just as much of a percentage of the Canadian population hunts as the Americans do correct? No, obviously you do not understand this.

it's actually a higher percentage in canada than it is in the us.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

thanks for the back cdc.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

Nice!

In the bear shot, the guy on the right looks like Kris Draper? Funny; no Moose...

He's been practicing his shot all summer long

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

From the "Early returns on Kassian" thread I quoted the ceiling on big Kass being a passing and fighting version of Booth.

But, CDC and Vancouver expectations are high. A 217 lb winger who can scream up the ice with world class speed, win puck battles, bang and has 30 goal potential is nothing to sneeze at! I'm happy to have him. Samuelsson could have walked away this year and we're still well stocked, it was a good trade!

It's ironic. Booth needs a guy exactly like Samuelsson on his line to be more successful. Somebody who is versatile and can pass when Booth breaks to the net,,, The line still needs a 3rd (passing) wheel.


Where are we standing with Booth?

Does he not have anything to prove this season?

I don't think I've read anything about him practicing with the team. I'm hearing a lot of our younger guys like Kassian needing to step up. True, but I think Booth is totally being overlooked.

He's more likely to make an impact than Kassian will in this coming season.

I think if he does start to play good and Kes returns, that will throw Booth off his game given their chemistry.

Any thoughts?


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

it's actually a higher percentage in canada than it is in the us.


Not suprising at all. Cheers
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

One of my fav players right now, think he's gonna tear it up when the season starts.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

Hunting is an art that will never die
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

You all must be aware that nobody eats bear right? Bear meat is ridden with worms, smells like garbage, and is rancid. Booth shot that bear for sport - in other words, just for the thrill of killing it.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

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You all must be aware that nobody eats bear right? Bear meat is ridden with worms, smells like garbage, and is rancid. Booth shot that bear for sport - in other words, just for the thrill of killing it.

maybe if you find it rotting in the woods. fresh bear meat has no worms nor is it rancid. maybe you should stop taking out your anus.
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also, I had bear numerous times growing up in the prairies, it's quite good.

honestly, do you really think bears just walk around ridden with worms?

the meat can sour fast if you don't disembowel it shortly after killing it, but any experienced hunter knows this and takes care of it quickly.

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