I started watching the Canucks in 2002, and the last two were easily the worst ones since I've been a fan. I hate to admit it, but watching the Canucks near the end of last season was almost a chore. I still tuned in, I still kept up with all the online chatter, but the games were simply boring to watch.
Now this year it was supposed to be the actual first year of the "rebuild", but save for Boeser, it'll probably be more of the same. You can argue about who should and shouldn't be in the NHL, but for the CASUAL fan it doesn't matter. They want to see young guys out there like Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg. Like TS said, liking the Canucks isn't cool right now, and Vancouver is a place that is obsessed with trends and keeping up appearance. Casual fans don't care right now. We here on CDC are the die-hard minority.
We're coming off the '08-'12 Canucks core that was the best this team has ever had. Right now things are as bad as the late 90s. Until the team starts winning, we're not going to see the casual fan care.