I would like to see them move to Seattle. But I wouldn't want to wish that bad fortune on Seattle. It's such a nice city as it stands now.
As for CaSucks fans, I figured out long ago that they are the most unknowledgeable fans in all of hockey.
Wow. Lot of Canuck and Canuck fan hate in this thread.
Oh well, bring it on. :punk:
Looks like the city is going to ask the Canucks for some money.
Vancouver mayor wants Canucks to kick in for riot costs - Puck Daddy - NHL*Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Love this quote from the mayor pre-riot
"We ditched the no-fun city (label) years ago and this pushes us to the top of the list as a fun city," Robertson bragged. "We're setting a new bar in North America as the most fun city, we have a top NHL team in the Vancouver Canucks . . . and we've put on the kind of top sports celebrations you'd see in Europe or elsewhere."
Thanks. :cheers: Certainly appreciate the kind words.
The thing I find interesting though, is that in my personal life, I know a lot of Canuck fans like the way you have described me, whereas, I know very few that are conspiracy theorists, whiners, or honkytonk syrup suckers.
The vast majority of my friends (ok.. who am I kidding… I only have 2), are guys and gals who truly are good people and fans. They don’t believe Bettman is out to get us. They don’t blame the refs for the failure of our team to win a hockey game, and they don’t think they’re entitled to anything… They believe the Bruins were the team that deserved to win the cup and credit them for sticking to their game plan and executing it masterfully.
They are the ones who are deeply, DEEPLY ashamed/embarrassed/enraged/frustrated, by the behaviour of those that rioted. They are the ones who want those that participated in that ugly display of human chaos, to pay for their criminal activities. They are the ones who hurt because they now tend to get painted with the same brush as those ass clowns.
These fans are the ones who applauded the Bruins in Rogers Arena when they won the S.C. even though deep down inside they were utterly heartbroken. They are the ones who volunteered to clean up the city after hooligans destroyed the place they so loved. They are the ones who believe Lucic should be able to bring the S.C. home and share it with his family, friends and supporters. They are the ones who will see you in a bar, wearing your home teams jersey – be it L.A., N.Y., St. Louis etc. – and after some playful banter, invite you over to sit down and buy you a drink…. After all, anyone who loves hockey as much as us has to be ‘good people’ right?
I really wish more of you had the opportunity to be exposed to these types of fans, but alas, it seems the ones who get noticed and create the most attention are the ones who represent us the worst. I don’t know, maybe I need to organize a ‘Canucks fans Goodwill Tour’ and travel across North America preaching the ‘good word’ of the Orca.
I can’t help but wonder if there is not two very polar-opposite breed of Canuck fans out there. I do know the majority of Canuck fans who like me grew up in the 80’s when our team sucked to piggy’s asmar, grew up a little more humble because we understand the history and painfully slow evolution of our franchise. We remember what it was like to be at the bottom of the standings – getting beat-down furiously by the Oilers and Flames during their heyday -just hoping and praying that finally, FINALLY, we would make the playoffs.
We never count ‘our chickens before they hatch’, and were mortified when other Canuck fans made such ridiculous and grandiose statements like we would “Sweep the Bruins” or “Vancouver is so deep, Boston doesn’t stand a chance”… Again, I grew up on 80’s ‘Nuck hockey, so by that very definition, I am a hockey fatalist/pessimist. I am always half expecting my team to crumble and never can understand this sentiment of cockiness and bravado that some other Canuck fans seem to have….
Which leads me to wonder – if that 2nd breed of Canuck fan that I alluded to a little earlier in this long-winded, grammatically inefficient essay I have written here - is not a more recent ‘member’ into our fandom club. If maybe they grew up in a time when our team was more consistently competitive and therefore have this feeling of entitlement and invincibility that they so often exhibit. If maybe they don’t realize where this organization has come from and what a long and windy road it was to get here.
I know I am probably reaching, but I honestly struggle trying to find a reason/explanation why some of ‘us’ come across as the ****wads of NHL fans.
Anyways, if you somehow made your way through this rambling, and maybe at times, nonsensical reply, then thank you. Maybe sometime in the future me and my fellow brethren will have the honour of buying you and ‘yours’ a beer at the bar, where we can all sit down and revel together in our shared passion for what is truly a remarkable and adrenaline filled game. Maybe someday we can prove that there are far more of us “Good Guy’s” then there are of those that made such unfavourable impressions on many of you during last years playoff’s….
Maybe someday we can all get together and "Kumbaya"
wow, look at those bosom buddies. DC even made sure the canucks girl got a C on her cun... uh crotch. mhihi: