Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/20/13
The Last Great Deal The 2011 acquisition of David Booth by Mike Gillis and the Vancouver Canucks was seen as nothing short of a coup at the time, but in the two years since I have become increasingly undecided on who for. I mean, this seemed so cut and dry at the time. In exchange for a promising power-forward type thing, all Gillis had to give up were two expiring contracts in the form of Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson. And that’s not even the best part. For reasons beyond me, in what I consider the last great move of the Mike Gillis era, he was able to get a third-round draft pick out of the deal; a draft pick that I can only assume won’t work out, because, well, you know… Gillis isn’t all that great with the whole drafting thing. Sorry? Back to Booth. Yeah, things haven’t really gone as planned. In his first two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Booth has struggled mightily to stay on the ice and has done his absolute best to annoy the fan-base off it. In his first two seaso...
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