Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/4/13
Riding the bus On Monday, the Vancouver Canucks announced that oft-injured winger David Booth would be sent to their AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. While it isn’t a permanent vacation for the overpaid and under-performing winger, one has to wonder if this is really about conditioning, or rather message from the coaching staff and management to David Booth. Making Due The Canucks made Booth a healthy scratch Oct. 22 against the New York Islanders. Canucks coach John Tortorella told the media that he felt like Booth wasn’t doing enough to play. Ouch. David Booth is headed to the AHL (Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Gety Images). Two nights later against the New Jersey Devils, Booth left the game in the first with a groin injury; the same injury that has forced him to miss the last four games. In his absence, we’ve seen Darren Archibald, Andrew Alberts, Yanick Weber and Jeremy Welsh play; even Pascal Pelletier managed to get a game in with the Canucks. Interestingly enough, the Canucks only lost...
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