Many Canucks fans will finally get their wish, David Booth is finally on his way out the door.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie made the big reveal on Twitter earlier this morning:
VAN puts David Booth on unconditional waivers for purpose of buyout.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2014
The NHL buyout window opened yesterday and teams have until June 30 to make buyouts. After buying out Keith Ballard last year, the Vancouver Canucks have one compliance buyout left.
A compliance buyout does not count against a team’s salary cap, a regular buyout does. After this season, teams will no longer be able to use compliance buyouts.
Twitter Reacts to the Booth Buyout
Dont let the door hit you on the way out. @D_Booth7 . Well it probably wont since you cant hit anything, including the net.
— Jovan (@JovanHeer) June 17, 2014
Analytics nerds are crying in their corsi this morning. David Booth and his “puck possession #s” no longer Vancouver’s $4.5 mill problem.
— George Baker (@CBCBakerGeorgeT) June 17, 2014
now David Booth will have time for whatever hobby he might be into. I think we have no idea what he likes to do with his spare time
— Seamus (@Shazmodius) June 17, 2014
David Booth will sign a 1 year deal somewhere next year and will play well.
— Marco Robbins (@MarcoRobbins) June 17, 2014
remember when gilly told everyone he thought david booth was a really good player????? HAHAHHHAHA those were the days….
— George Foussekis (@CanucksFin56) June 17, 2014
— Roxy (@RmystiQue78) June 17, 2014
So the Canucks are the Hunters and David Booth is the hunted. On waivers with the intention of a buyout. So long Boother! #Canucks
— John A. Gewargis (@braveman91) June 17, 2014