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After gaining (and losing) 30 pounds, Booth uncertain

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07:28 AM ET 09.05 | Thanks to ankle surgery, David Booth was forced to focus his recovery on strengthening his upper body. He had no choice. Left to train while being cautious with his left leg -- which for some time was also in a cast -- the Vancouver Canucks forward at one point shot up to 237 pounds. It was only about two weeks ago the 28-year-old was finally able to push himself hard with his conditioning, and has now gone back down to about 205 pounds. ... With training camp starting next week and the regular season about a month away, Booth hopes to be ready. But first, he needs to be medically cleared -- which he's not -- and he can't really put a percentage on how close he is to being fully healthy or just to be back in game shape.

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September 5, 2013  09:43 AM ET

I'm enthralled.

September 5, 2013  09:54 AM ET

So ankle surgery took a toll on Booth?

September 5, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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So ankle surgery took a toll on Booth?

What's 30 pounds in Canadian dollars then?

September 5, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So ankle surgery took a toll on Booth?

His doctor works on a turnpike?

September 5, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What's 30 pounds in Canadian dollars then?

49.2

September 5, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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His doctor works on a turnpike?

No, but the weigh-ins for the WW meetings are held there

September 5, 2013  10:11 AM ET

And he's such a key component to the team...

September 5, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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What's 30 pounds in Canadian dollars then?

Only eighty-seven cents in US dollars. (Currently, no doubt less tomorrow).

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September 5, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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And he's such a key component to the team...

Everybody chooses a Booth over a table.....

September 5, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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Or .00001% of Gareth Bale.

Who?

September 5, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Tollbooth Willie?

Not enough profanity for me. :-)

September 5, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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His doctor works on a turnpike?

And drives a Lincoln.

September 5, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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So ankle surgery took a toll on Booth?

Well the Booth people are prone to leg injuries. (Lets see how many history buffs get that.)

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September 5, 2013  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Well the Booth people are prone to leg injuries. (Lets see how many history buffs get that.)

Mostly a risk when one takes potshots at Lincolns while in Ford's (Theatre).

[Note the oh so witty tie in of posts 14 and 15]

September 5, 2013  05:01 PM ET
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Mostly a risk when one takes potshots at Lincolns while in Ford's (Theatre).[Note the oh so witty tie in of posts 14 and 15]

Crash. Boom. Whack! BRACKLE! VAZOOM.

<sound of head exploding> (mine)!

September 5, 2013  05:18 PM ET
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His doctor works on a turnpike?

And his name was Mudd. (see who gets that)

 
September 5, 2013  06:18 PM ET
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And his name was Mudd. (see who gets that)

Another 1865 reference.

Oh wait, did you mean Harry Mudd from the original Star Trek series??

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