Discussion in 'Vancouver Canucks' started by Real Gudbranson, Feb 10, 2013.
What is exactly is wrong with him? He's a good player with a drive.
He isn't the 30 goal scorer he was a couple of years ago, so people think he's worthless.
Yes, he has flaws, but so do many of our other players.
He's been completely invisible on the ice so far this season, why, I can't remember a single memorable shift the guy has had!
I don't even want to begin.
It is not just because he hasn't got back to his one year of 30 goal scoring/60 point ability while playing first line minutes without a system on a terrible team. It's about his overall game, lack of hockey sense, how he's injured every season, how he doesn't see the ice, can't pass, has no chemistry with kesler, skates with his head down, did not produce one single bit during the last 20 games last season, he's not even good in his own zone.
He is good at two things, skating fast and jamming at pucks near the net. Even a guy like Raymond is a way smarter player, Booth is a bigger version of Raymond making way more money and is nowhere near as complete as a hockey player.
Hes completely sucked this season
He also hasn't committed a single turnover, or been scored on either.
Yeah, completely invisible.
He's just under-achieved since coming here.
My only problem with Booth is he sucked in the playoffs.
Other than that he's been fine.
Everyone not named Schneider sucked in the playoffs.
That was Booth's first post season he'd played in. I'm going to give him a little slack here.
Yeah, we should ditch Booth and pickup David Jones and his 4 year 4M contract.
4.2M doesn't buy what it used to.
Ya I guess it's partly that some of the others we have seen play well over a long playoff run and my only 5 games watching Booth in the playoffs he was invisible.
BTW this is also my case against Raymond still, poor playoffs.
My issue is more with Kesler than it is when anyone else. We needed him healthy more than anything, especially after Daniel went down, and instead of resting after bumming his shoulder in February he continued to play to a substandard level likely aggravating the existing injury.
Raymond hasn't been fully healthy since 2011 and I like what he's doing this season so I give him one more go. It's not like there's much else to replace him for the 2M and change he makes.
The higher the salary, the higher the expectations... and he hasn't nearly achieved the expectation commensurate with his salary.
David Booth 2011-12 Vancouver Canucks
GP56 G16 A13 P29
That's more than .5PPG and that's what 4M gets you. He was playing with an ineffective Ryan Kesler for the time he wasn't injured either. Not to mention, he wasn't a staple on the PP2 unit until after Boston when he came back so there isn't much PP padding there. How has he underachieved exactly?
That's a pace of 23 G and 19 A for a total of 42P in a full season. With a huge slump in the middle during March.
Showed some intriguing things during his time here last year. The hate from a couple of the posters I've read is premature at best and nauseating to read. I don't know if he will be worth his contract, but I'm interested in finding out
Because he's an All-American American.
The guy was a defensive liability. Also, he can't seem to dish out passes or receive one, from what I remembered last season. Who knows, maybe he's gotten better...
Just through a jersey on it and we've got a Booth doppleganger.
He's played 56 games and he hasn't scored 56 times. But seriously, people are too impatient when a new player comes around.
He doesn't have the vision to make quick passes, his passing ability is pathetic for a top 6 forward. Unless he starts playing with his head up and making quick reads and decisions he will never be even decent at passing the puck.
As for receiving passes that's anticipation once again, he has none of it.
Defence, who needs it when you can skate fast!
people are bad evaluators of talent and contribution. who knew?
This will be locked soon. I just wanna say, I like Booth as a hockey player, I think he is worth the money he makes a quick google search will find enough material to prove it, and brings a lot to the team. And as a person, I actually think he is a great role model, I would go into it but It's not hockey related so.
Wait, we're not happy with his production? In spite of being injured and adapting to a new team and system, the guy put up .5 ppg.
Are you kidding?
What the hell do you want?
He's a big, fast forward who likes to drive to the net and can freaking score. What else are we expecting? What more do you want for that amount of money?
They want James Neal, DAMNIT!
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