Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/11/13
Back in the Booth Nearly two years ago Mike Gillis flipped Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson to Florida for David Booth, Steven Reinprecht and a third round pick. The Canucks had reportedly been interested in the winger for some time, eyeing him as an ideal linemate for former childhood teammate Ryan Kesler. Gillis’ ability to move some busted spare parts for a big-bodied top-six winger was widely praised at the time. Yet Booth, who had overcome two concussions in Florida, has only played 68 games to date for the Canucks. The promise of the ‘American Express’ line was initially derailed when Booth went down with an MCL injury thanks to a dirty hit by the Colorado Avalanche’s Kevin Porter. Booth returned to the Canucks during the team’s post-Boston rematch malaise, which could be argued to have lasted a year and a half, and scored three goals in four games, raising hope that he would indeed find his pre-concussion form. Will Booth finally come through for Vancouver in 2013/14? The op...
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