It seems like we’re always talking about David Booth’s groin.
It’s been a problem area for him ever since he arrived in Vancouver — something many fans feel is partly Booth’s own doing. The winger has come under fire in recent years for his offseason training regimen, which involves a lot of dry land stuff — weight training, hunting, hiking — and not enough stuff that would get his groin ready for the rigours of a intense sport played on ice.
We’ve scoffed at this notion in the past. But on Wednesday, Booth uploaded irrefutable evidence on his Instagram that some of his groin troubles are self-inflicted:
At the risk of sounding like Homer Simpson, this is, without a doubt, the greatest video ever.
One of the things we love about David Booth is that he shares everything. Sure, it can be a problem, like when he gave us that video of him taking down that bear. But it can also be quite rewarding. His Lutheran High School North word of the week comes to mind, as does this above video, in which he takes a tightrope to the junk.
This is some terrible timing from Booth. Not only is it going to fuel the opinion that he needs to protect his groin better, but he’s supposed to be getting married to his fiancé Ashley Durham this month.
And you thought the Canucks were the only ones to suffer from Booth’s inability to stay healthy.