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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by rats19 » Wed May 01, 2019 10:30 am

That’s young :crazy:
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by Rede » Wed May 01, 2019 10:45 am

Gutted. I've got a 2 year old and couldn't imagine not being there for him as be grows up. Just feel so incredibly terrible for his family.

I thought Botch was entertaining. I didn't always agree with him, but he was passionate and fun to listen/read. Canucks coverage won't be the same - he was really a great entertainer.

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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by Doyle Hargraves » Wed May 01, 2019 10:51 am

Rede wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:45 am
Gutted. I've got a 2 year old and couldn't imagine not being there for him as be grows up. Just feel so incredibly terrible for his family.

I thought Botch was entertaining. I didn't always agree with him, but he was passionate and fun to listen/read. Canucks coverage won't be the same - he was really a great entertainer.
His delivery didn’t do much for me but he was far better at his job than Canucks lap dogs I Mac and Kuzma
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed May 01, 2019 10:54 am

Very tragic when anyone dies so young. RIP.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by Lancer » Wed May 01, 2019 10:59 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:51 am
His delivery didn’t do much for me but he was far better at his job than Canucks lap dogs I Mac and Kuzma
This. He could get on your nerves, but at least his coverage didn’t smack of being a corporate shill. We need more Botchfords and fewer iMacs and Kuzmas.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by Richardstroker69 » Wed May 01, 2019 11:07 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:51 am
Rede wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:45 am
Gutted. I've got a 2 year old and couldn't imagine not being there for him as be grows up. Just feel so incredibly terrible for his family.

I thought Botch was entertaining. I didn't always agree with him, but he was passionate and fun to listen/read. Canucks coverage won't be the same - he was really a great entertainer.
His delivery didn’t do much for me but he was far better at his job than Canucks lap dogs I Mac and Kuzma
I guess if you’re into ignorant takes and flip flopping on a weekly basis.

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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by Hank » Wed May 01, 2019 11:30 am

Good writer. Found an angle that was more interesting and entertaining than his media colleagues.

Hated his agendas and his fake, forced personality away from the media scrums. Maybe his "respectful" demeanor at the rink is what is fake?

That said, too young to go.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by Strangelove » Wed May 01, 2019 11:35 am

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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by micky107 » Wed May 01, 2019 12:25 pm

I'm not gonna post all the stuff I'm hearing for Botch just two that caught my eye.
Condolences from Torts of all people this morning at his presser, and Elias Pettersson was, I think, the first Canuck.
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Post by nuckster » Wed May 01, 2019 12:40 pm

I really enjoyed Botch, and I'm going to miss him. It's quite sad to see him 'check out' so soon.

Illnesses of the heart can be so fatal. Now that I'm in my 50's, ive lost a few friends because of heart issues. I was fortunate to have had an angiogram and a stent put in just 6 mos ago myself.

Botch wasn't afraid to stick his neck out there re: things he believed to be true. He was insightful, and also had a great sense of humour. The van canuck media world is a little less rich and deep today... feel for his family big time.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by Doyle Hargraves » Wed May 01, 2019 1:03 pm

nuckster wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 12:40 pm
I really enjoyed Botch, and I'm going to miss him. It's quite sad to see him 'check out' so soon.

Illnesses of the heart can be so fatal. Now that I'm in my 50's, ive lost a few friends because of heart issues. I was fortunate to have had an angiogram and a stent put in just 6 mos ago myself.

Botch wasn't afraid to stick his neck out there re: things he believed to be true. He was insightful, and also had a great sense of humour. The van canuck media world is a little less rich and deep today... feel for his family big time.
RIP Botch
Well said. Botch wasn’t afraid to call out management unlike most of the rest of the media lapdogs in this city.

Not surprising two ancient Elmer loyalists on this board tossed in a couple of smarmy comments. Must suck to get old and bitter. :sly:
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by rockalt » Wed May 01, 2019 1:41 pm

We gripe often about the media and indeed Botchford had a distinct style which many found grating, others entertaining, but any way you slice it this is tragic news. Way too young and seemed to be in good shape. Just reminds you of the frailty of life.

Like many I didn’t always agree with his opinion but he was a personality and I enjoyed his banter with the likes of Halford and Brough. I will miss him on the airwaves.

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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by The Brown Wizard » Wed May 01, 2019 1:43 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 9:31 am
That’s awful. Guy is a year younger than me ffs. Had a wife and three kids.....

Was never a huge fan but this is very sad to hear
Fuck eh. Im 47. Scary.

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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed May 01, 2019 2:39 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 9:31 am
That’s awful. Guy is a year younger than me ffs. Had a wife and three kids.....

Was never a huge fan but this is very sad to hear
Fuck eh. Im 47. Scary.

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