Arena The Vancouver Canucks and Other Disasters

Discussion in 'Community' started by Zaz, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, folks, as one poster put it to me, if you are a fan of the Vancouver Canucks, you love pain. Talk about utter inability to do anything properly.

    It is true, however, that Vancouver has won the Stanley Cup once, in 1915. See below:

    "Vancouver has a very rich hockey tradition. Professional hockey has been played in the city almost continuously since 1911. The city's first professional team, the Vancouver Millionaires, played for the Stanley Cup five times, winning the prized trophy in 1915. It was also home to one of the first artificial ice arenas in North America. After the Millionaires disbanded in 1924, Vancouver was a top minor league city for many years, most notably by the Vancouver Canucks, who played from 1945 to 1970 in the Pacific Coast Hockey League and minor professional Western Hockey League. In 2000 the Vancouver Giants joined the major junior Western Hockey League."

    This thread is discuss how the Canucks have screwed up yet again. There will be no dearth of material for discussion, I assure you.
  2. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    The Canucks were granted a franchise by the NHL in 1970. That's right, 38 years ago. In all that time, they have reached the finals twice, but never won.
  3. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    They are probably most recognized for the "Halloween" type jerseys they wore. Here is a picture of it along with their other jerseys over the years.

    [image=http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourview/britishcolumbia/images/top-canucks-all.jpg]
  4. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    The original's not so bad...that's the blue and green one. But that Hallowe'en one is godawful. I heard they hired a consultant on that one. Obviously a stoned one, not uncommon in Vancouver in those days (and in these).
  5. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    So, then, first year (1970). Vancouver tossed a coin with the other new franchise, Buffalo (which, to be fair, hasn't won a Stanley Cup either), and Buffalo won the toss (surprise). They drafted Gilbert Perrault. Vancouver took Dale Tallon.
  6. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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  7. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    Yes, very interesting indeed how the Sabres got the first pick.

    Here is the original Canucks logo:

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2b/VancouverCanucks1970s.png/150px-VancouverCanucks1970s.png]
  8. elemental_fantasy Jedi Master

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    Wow, they still exist? I forgot about them.
  9. PTMurphy84 Jedi Knight

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    Its because the NHL governing body has all but outlawed the one thing that makes the NHL worth watching: Punch-ups! And the Canucks have produced some hellacious Enforcers in the past...
  10. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't mind fighting, and I think the enforcer rule is a joke.
  11. PTMurphy84 Jedi Knight

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    It is, hockey players will find an excuse to fight.
    Hell, encourage em as long as they can play the damn game too! I can speak from experience, NHL games these days are less fun than AHL games because of the glut of idiotic rules. Ive been to many a Wolves game where the fans damn near riot because of a lack of fighting.

    Now, not to bash the Canucks, but ever since 82 you kind of have doomed yourselves with Towel Power. That is basically a gesture of surrender you know...
  12. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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  13. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    It appears Mats Sundin is going to retire, so much for that notion (a crappy one in the first place)
  14. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Here we go, folks, it's Roberto Luongo and a cast of thousands.
  15. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    They're winning their pre-season games, which means they will start losing, and losing badly, once the season starts.
  16. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    Without Nazzy, I no longer have any interest in the 'Nucks.

    Except for my annual trip to Vancouver to see them play the Red Wings. :p
  17. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Why the Wings in particular?
  18. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    First game, home opener: Against Calgary

    Vancouver wins 6-0.

    Vancouver didn't play particularly well (barring Luongo), but Calgary managed to play worse. The next game is against Calgary at home. I suspect the outcome will be different.
  19. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    And I'm right. 3-1 lead for Calgary in the second.
  20. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Not as right as I thought. Canucks won 5-4 in overtime.
  21. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Finally! The Canucks have a typical outing: 5-1 loss to Washington, having had only 10 shots the entire game. Bravo!
  22. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Today: the Detroit Red Wings. It should not be fun. :p
  23. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Ha Zas, 4-3 in OT!

    Go Canucks Go
  24. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, yes, but: 5-2 for Buffalo today. :p
  25. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    And...4-2 loss to Columbus.