David Booth's Secret

Thomas Drance
November 04 2011 01:21PM

We all know the story of the wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together... What is less well known is how that son failed, and how the product of his failure now occupies a space in the Canucks top-six, albeit with a slightly altered last name.

Yes, newly acquired winger David Booth was actually born David Bluth. He plays hockey under the fake last name "Booth" to distance himself from his controversial, embarrassing family. After his family life deteriorated, David ran away from home, with his twin brother Oscar, and moved to Michigan. From there David "Bluth" disappeared, replaced by David Booth, a devout hockey player with a passion for hunting.

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Post-Game Podcast

Thomas Drance
November 04 2011 12:28AM


Photo Credit: Jim Moore/AP Photo

Hey folks,

I'm joined post-game by a man who needs no introduction: Jason Botchford. We discussed the Canucks woeful performance in Minnesota at length, and Botchford brought some insight on the team's back-end issue, their reliance on Salo and the struggles of Malhotra, Kesler and Bieksa. We also gushed about Hodgson and engaged in some Weber speculation. 

A massive thank you to Botch for coming on the podcast, it was a lot of fun and hopefully we'll get him on to talk some more puck again soon.

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Canucks Get Mauled in Minny

Thomas Drance
November 03 2011 09:29PM


The Canucks sucked tonight, but this picture rules.
Clutterbuck getting hit is great, the fans in the shot are funny, and you can see the puck going the other way to spring a Minnesota four on one. Perfect.

Through 12 games this season, the Canucks have been the picture of inconsistency. While, for the most part, they've played well and been the victims of poor puck luck - tonight was a different story. In tonight's game the Canucks were man-handled in every which way, and lost the game in a 20 minute stretch that began mid-way through the first period and ended mid-way through the second period in which they were out chanced by their division rivals by a tally of 17 to 2. Ouch.

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First Ever Canucks Army Live-Chat

Thomas Drance
November 03 2011 05:41PM

Welcome everybody to the first ever live chat at CanucksArmy.com. Tonight the Canucks take on the pesky Wild who always bring it when they play the Canucks, even though everyone in Vancouver (and in every NHL city basically) regard their franchise with little more than complete and utter apathy. Should be a boring game, but hopefully we can liven it up!

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Headshots November 3rd

Thomas Drance
November 03 2011 02:32PM


Hey November, Canucks fans are stoked to see you.
Via theyslayedthedragon.tumblr.com

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

Sorry about the lack of head-shots posts this week, I've been extraordinarily sick. My personal health aside, let's get to it.

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