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09-30-2009, 06:08 PM
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ESPN: Meet David Booth

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/previe...rre&id=4520435

I know its ESPN, but Pierre LeBrun did a really good article on Booth that I figured I'd share. I thought I knew a lot about Booth but I learned even more from this article.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/previe...rre&id=4520435

I know its ESPN, but Pierre LeBrun did a really good article on Booth that I figured I'd share. I thought I knew a lot about Booth but I learned even more from this article.
Good read, it all makes that much more sense now. Booth is a team player first, it's about the glory of others and not himself.

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great article...while weiss and horton were projected to be our franchise players, this kid has stepped up and is certainly our best offensive player right now, mad respect for him...

you can defenitaly tell he has a determination to win every game and any fan can certainly appreciate that

and a big plus is that he's american

GO USA!!!!!!

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Good article, love that he's getting recognition. Wish they would have spent more time on his wanting to stay here long term, though.

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remember all of those posters who thought the vets like neiwy and roberts had no impact? you know who you are.

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"Switching my training has really helped me become a player."

So did having veteran Gary Roberts as a teammate. Roberts is legendary in NHL circles for his borderline fanatical devotion to fitness and nutrition. Booth smiled from ear to ear when Roberts was mentioned as a possible influence on his own ultra-fit regimen.

"Big-time," Booth said. "That's why I chose No. 10, because I respected him and how hard he worked. Seeing him at age 40 and what he did, I was so impressed. He helped me become more efficient with the way I was working out."
so you have g-rob to thank for booth.

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Booth was also a below average skater in college. When I saw him play at Michigan State, I thought the main thing holding him back was his skating. Well, we know how much he's improved that since then. Probably one of the hardest working players of all time.

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After reading that, I'm convinced David Booth is exactly the type of player the NHL SHOULD be holding up to help grow the sport's popularity.

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I hope he spends his entire career with the Panthers. Love this kid.

I saw him play at Michigan State and indeed, his skating was sub-par and held him back a ton. It's incredible how much better he got with his new wheels.

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remember all of those posters who thought the vets like neiwy and roberts had no impact? you know who you are....
so you have g-rob to thank for booth.
Oddly enough when I was reading that article, I thought to myself...

"Well, looks like Nieuwendyk & Roberts couldn't turn things around, but at least Roberts left a positive legacy. Something good DID come from that signing after all."

I was actually going to post something to that effect. You see, unlike the members of the Anthony Stewart Fan Club (current population = 1), some people are willing to cede valid points when called for.

Partisan bickering aside, it was a very nice read. Reading an article in a national publication about the Panthers that is positive seems a bit surreal.

Incidentally, L723, the article does make it a point of contrasting the treacherous & weak-hearted Jay Bouwmeester (who leaves) with the faithful & honorable David Booth (who stays).

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Oddly enough when I was reading that article, I thought to myself...

"Well, looks like Nieuwendyk & Roberts couldn't turn things around, but at least Roberts left a positive legacy. Something good DID come from that signing after all."

I was actually going to post something to that effect. You see, unlike the members of the Anthony Stewart Fan Club (current population = 1), some people are willing to cede valid points when called for.

Partisan bickering aside, it was a very nice read. Reading an article in a national publication about the Panthers that is positive seems a bit surreal.

Incidentally, L723, the article does make it a point of contrasting the treacherous & weak-hearted Jay Bouwmeester (who leaves) with the faithful & honorable David Booth (who stays).
Yes, it did have a villainous movie theme to it at times.

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