David Booth traded flip-flops and the white sand for snowshoes and the white stuff during the NHL all-star break, which tells you a few things about the Vancouver Canucks winger. Even amid the solitude of a five-day break in the Whistler mountains, the workout fiend still found a way to push the limits on those long solo treks to ensure he can build upon scoring in the last three games and put a recent knee injury far in the rear-view mirror. And he's also had enough sun during five seasons in Florida. "I go on my own and follow my tracks up and back," Booth said Monday of his snow expeditions. "I've always enjoyed hiking and have always enjoyed the view from the top of the mountain. It's fun to hike with snow up to your knees and I enjoy that kind of stuff. You can feel the wind cruising by and you just kind of hunker down low. It's tough work but it keeps me in shape, too."
David Booth in peak fitness during all-star break
Vancouver Province | Jan 31