David Booth tries to manufacture a little luck, gets zinged by his brothers

David Booth has a camouflage Canucks hat, because of course he does.

Considering the rotten luck that David Booth has had since he arrived in Vancouver, be it on the ice in his dismal shooting percentage or the various and sundry injuries that have kept him off the ice for long stretches, you could forgive the right winger for trying to manufacture a little luck this offseason.

Or a lot of luck. Four-leaf clovers are lucky, sure, but David Booth needs more luck than that. He needs at least five leaves. And so, after finding a four-leaf clover, Booth slyly tucked another clover behind it and tried to pass it off on social media as a rare five-leafer.

I’d say it didn’t convince anybody, but “vancity_canucks” was definitely fooled. And I guess “tyhaze55″ was sort of fooled.

I imagine Ty is so jaded and confused he just sees every natural thing as photoshopped. He’s walking down the street, he sees a bald eagle perched majestically on the tallest branch of a great, ancient tree? “Photoshopped,” he mutters, and keeps walking. A rainbow after a torrential downpour? “Photoshopped.”

Even love. A woman kisses him passionately. “Photoshopped,” he scoffs, afterwards.

Anyway, it’s not Ty that Booth needs to fool. It’s the hockey gods, and I’m not so sure they’re on Instagram, nor am I confident that, if they are, they’re this easily fooled. But full marks to Booth for trying. It was worth a shot.

Unfortunately, like most of Booth’s other shots, this one went wide. And, like almost everything else Booth shares on social media, it accomplished little more than leaving him open for a bunch of zingers from the peanut gallery. Even worse, those zingers came courtesy his cruel, cruel brothers, and they did not go easy on him just because he’s family.

Joel went first:

 

Ouch. Isn’t family supposed to stick up for one another? Not Joel, man. He plants his feet and throws a hard right.

Of course, after two seasons in Vancouver, not to mention growing up in the same house as the opportunistic, burn-happy Joel, Booth is used to absorbing these sorts of blows. So he merely lets Joel know that it hurt his feelings.

Unfortunately, that leaves him wide open for his other brother, Matt, to land the knockout punch.

 

Booth’s brothers are mean. Here’s more evidence:

 

Oh man, Matt, you are just asking for a world of noogies.

But now you know how Booth keeps such an even keel in the face of heavy criticism. None of it compares to the tongue lashing he gets from his own blood.

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12 comments

  1. Nee
    May 30, 2013

    How do we know that these really are his brothers?

    If they are, man, that’s cruel…when I get teased by siblings it’s not on twitter in front of thousands!

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    • gowings
      May 31, 2013

      either thats his brother or somebodys using their pics

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  2. Collin
    May 30, 2013

    Not sure if intentional, but I liked how you pointed out his specific position: right wing. Some people take their work home with them. Booth’s just trying to be the best right winger he can, both on a off the ice. Maybe he would have better success on the other side here in Vancouver.

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  3. Mt
    May 30, 2013

    I’m not sure “You’re gunna get bought out” is much of a burn. It may be mildly embarrassing but it means you’re rolling in money. “Hey, you suck so much you’re gunna get paid twice”–not to zingy, is it?

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  4. Tom 1040
    May 30, 2013

    A picture of Henrik Sedin holding the Stanley Cup over his head in celebration with Mike Gillis in the background sharing the glory with deserved staff.

    “Photoshopped.”

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  5. DanD
    May 30, 2013

    I’m pretty sure that hat is photoshopped.

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  6. Tom 1040
    May 31, 2013

    Is that a booger on his pinky finger?

    As he is a survivalist, we all know what he did with it.

    Bear Grylis (sic?) got nothing on him.

    Yum-yum.

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  7. Neil B
    May 31, 2013

    I really want a Nucks camo hat now.

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    • Lifeforce
      June 5, 2013

      Mr. Booth: Let’s not try to turn the Canucks into a pro hunting organization. The McCaw family did great work protecting endangered orcas. No blood on their hands.

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  8. nick
    May 31, 2013

    Nice O’Neal-esque caption – did you see his Dr. Who newswire yesterday? Pretty great.
    That Marchand comment is pretty hilarious…then again, when your nose is basically a snorkel, “in under your head” could mean something different. Oh well, when in Rome.

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  9. Kenji
    June 3, 2013

    Brutal takedown, Matt Booth. I kind of am uncomfortable with that. Mean!

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    • Lifeforce
      June 5, 2013

      Are the brothers mean hunters too? Booth’s animal victims are the unlucky victims.

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