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[Booth Update] David Booth Might Not Be Ready For Canucks Training Camp But agent says so


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Vancouver Canucks winger David Booth might not be ready for training camp, according to the Vancouver Province’s Jason Botchford.

He reports Booth is dealing with multiple issues including a calf strain after undergoing surgery on his ankle in April. Booth is struggling to stay on schedule for a September return and the Canucks are currently “unsure” if Booth will be ready.

Last week, Booth’s agent Mike Liut told News 1130 Sports that his client hasn’t skated this offseason, but is on schedule and will be ready for training camp when it opens on September.

Who to believe? It is never a good sign when a player is yet to skate with just over three weeks to go until the opening of training camp. It will not be surprising if Booth is not ready given the new information we have now.

Many armchair coaches have pegged Booth to play on the second line with Alexandre Burrows and Ryan Kesler. If he is not ready, it will give Chris Higgins or prospect Nicklas Jensen a chance at a top-six role.

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I'm not surprised honestly. I really hope Booth, if he comes back early in the season if not before, has an amazing one at that. The last couple of years have been terrible for the guy and I can't help but feel bad for him. I really do believe this guy can be what we thought we'd get. Plain and simple, he just needs to stay healthy for a full season, as does Kesler. They can both make eachother better.

EDIT: Yayy I posted an opinion in an old article/thread.

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OP, you should check out the /topic/349893-booth-not-skating/">Booth not skating thread. Even with the last post from a week ago, it's still more current than the article you have as a source.

From that thread, almost 2 weeks ago:

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@VanCanucks The boys are back in town! @kbieksa3 @GarrisonFive @D_booth7 Dale Weise



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