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#1 Bur14

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:21 AM

First off i want to say I am a DIE HARD Canucks fan. I live and breath Canucks everyday of my life, and like a lot of fans I get ragged on a daily basis about being such a HUGE Canucks fan. I've come to learn to try to ignore it to the best of my ability. However, what really pisses me off is the Canucks fan base and some of the media. I feel like I am surrounded by IDIOTS and it's really starting to piss me off. A lot of the Canucks fans in BC seem clueless and have no clue what they are talking about, and are the biggest cry baby's I've ever seen. For this reason it doesn't surprise me that the fan base is the most hated in the NHL. But to whats important.

Everyone seems to be saying we need to make major changes.. Hello people! Two president trophies in the last two years! Do people not realize that means they have been THE BEST TEAM IN THE NHL THE PAST TWO SEASONS?!? Not to mention we were only ONE game away from winning the Cup. Honestly do you expect them to win every game? No one should be complaining about the season we had. Despite the fact not many players had record years; the boys were still number one.

We wouldn't be where we are today if it wasn't for AV. I would be shocked if he doesn't come back. He is a Jack Adams winner that has led this team to be one of the top teams in the league in back to back years.

A lot of people are saying trade Kesler, and talking about how horrible he played during the season. Yes he didn't play great but he knows it. Furthermore he had a MAJOR surgery in the off season, and we all know Kesler. it was clear that he rushed back before he wasn't 100 percent. Now the rumors of his shoulder being messed up didn't help his performance. Hopefully he will be back to normal after a long off-season. Plus hopefully he will stop all the diving and start playing hockey, which he is so good at.

Raymond played HORRIBLE all season long as well. However he did come back from a MAJOR injury that almost prevented him from playing hockey ever again... If MG decides to bring him back he should show signs of the Raymond we all loved in 2009/2010; however i don't know if he can get back to a 25 goal scorer again.

I'm sorry but you can't expect these players to come back and be 100 percent without an full off-season of training it's just not realistic.

Mike Gillis confirmed what a lot of people were thinking with Hodgson. Cody had some major issues with his position in the organization. Hopefully this will make a lot of you move on. I hope you all realize that Kassian is younger than Coho and is just going to get better. He is a good Canadian kid who i believe will be determined in the off season to get better and better.

From what it looks like Luongo will be moving on which is really sad. He has been an unbelievable goalie for this team, and no one seems to appreciate it. Yes he had his fair share amounts of bad goals (don't all goalies?), flopin around, and few embellishments. But when he is on fire he is one of the best goalies in the league. it sickens me how fans have treated him here. Today's interview just showed how much of a class act he is; i feel like i need to go find him and give him a hug because he sounded so depressed. No one in that locker room tries harder then him.

Cory is an unbelievable young goalie, who is going to be a superstar like Luu said. If he stays awesome, we got an amazing goalie who the players feel comfortable with. However I won't give it much time until most of you start hating on him just like Luongo. Not to mention if he goes we are going to get a top player in return who could really help this team in the future or present.

Yeah we got kicked out in the 1st round, but LA is way better than an 8th Seed. They didn't preform to their potential all year and Quick was unbelievable.The Canucks could have won games 2, 3, and 5. Sadly they didn't get the bounces and our top players didn't produce. We were missing are top goal scorer for the 1st three games that REALLY did not help the situation. (Duncan Keith I HATE YOU) BOTH Luongo and Schneider were UNBELIEVABLE and we just couldn't score on quick if our life depended on it. Still their effort was not acceptable from anyones point of view.

Like i said, yeah we got out in the first round but look at the rest of the NHL. The Cap era has hit and the NHL has become an even league (except Columbus). If you told me at the start of the season that Van, Det, Chi, SJ, and Pitt would be eliminated after the first round i would have thought you were crazy. That is what is going to happen in the cap era.

Overall the regular season was awesome. i thought the boys did really good for the most part. for cryin out loud 2nd best year in history and people are STILL complaing. At the end of the day i thought it was going to be very hard for the boys to get back to the finals. They just looked tired over the last two months of the season. Most likely because of such a short off season and players recovering from injurys. The cup is the hardest Championship for a reason, it's not supposed to be easy.

So WAKE UP BRITSH COLUMBIA! We are lucky to have such an amazing team. For crying out loud at least were not like the leafs and not make the playoffs every year.

I BELIEVE IN BLUE UNTIL THE DAY I DIE. Canucks For Life.

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Update:

Let me get this straight. I don't hate all the fans, I hate the bandwagon jumpers, and the people who complain about this team to change everything when we still have any amazing team. Which seems to be a lot of people.

A lot of you are saying I'm am one of them. Sorry for coming on here for the first time and years and voicing my opinion. Which others i've talked to around BC have agreed with and respect me for it.

I used to enjoy coming to CDC on a daily basis when i was a teenager and i still don't mind some of you. I made some really good friends from here. I actually see some of them in life instead of behind the screen and talk hockey on a weekly basis.

We all have here something in conman which is are love for this team. No one has to agree with one another I'm just saying how i feel. So if you don't like it then move on to the next thread.

Edited by Bur14, 25 April 2012 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:45 AM

A caps rage rant is really the best way to show that you are not, in fact, one if these annoying fans that you speak of and who everyone hates.

I'm sold.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:56 AM

Another self loathing Vancouver Canuck fan.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:08 AM

Your upset at people who have high expectations and feel this team is underachieving and wants change. Yet here you are also voicing your opinion in a lengthy rant.

Raymond had a bad season before this one, or at least no different then this year, so please stop using that excuse, he was also pretty good when he returned, but fell off yet again after december. It was not just one season.

Many of us simply feel this team should be better, presidents trophies dont mean anything, stop holding onto that. This team needs to strive to be better, not just settle for being a good regular season team. if you disagree thats fine, but dont share your opinion and then get upset at fans who have the opposite opinion of you.

Edited by Ghostdivision, 25 April 2012 - 02:13 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:13 AM

love the team, hate you

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:14 AM

And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:25 AM

I don't care if you like me...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:37 AM

I also feel its ironic you think were hated just because were cry babies and always complaining, if you venture onto other forums with other teams of various fanbases they will also tell you they find us extremely arrogant for a team that never won the cup, and thats what your post says to me. We won 2 president trophies, we made it to game 7 of the stanely cup...

We have done everything except win the cup and thats what counts. This team is not above criticism, we are not so good that criticism and change is something absurd and unreasonable and should not even be discussed.

I like your passion, but I dont believe in blind faith, you can support the canucks and think they are awesome and everyone is overreacting and being cry babies, but some of us base greatness on results.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:38 AM

Ugh

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:38 AM

Mr. Lumbergh told me to talk to payroll and then payroll told me to talk to Mr. Lumbergh and I still haven't received my paycheck and he took my stapler and he never brought it back and then they moved my desk to storage room B and there was garbage on it...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:41 AM

wait til cdc fans tell you they pay for the team's salary and they have the right to fire everyone in the team whenever we lose in the playoff~

wait... too late....

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:43 AM

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:01 AM

I love the Canucks, hate their fans.

Edited by rbcanucks87, 25 April 2012 - 03:02 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:48 AM

I'm a fan and you know nothing about me but yet you hate me. I think it's time for you to do a self evaluation of yourself

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:00 AM

If you hate the fans then what on earth are you do on a message board FOR CANUCKS FANS???

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:27 AM

wait til cdc fans tell you they pay for the team's salary and they have the right to fire everyone in the team whenever we lose in the playoff~

wait... too late....


Your on a message board sharing opinions from every end of the spectrum, really what do some of you expect? I guess everyone should think like you?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:36 AM

because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married

This was the best line in the movie. Stephen Root did an interview where he said this wasn't in the original script and added it in.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:41 AM

Good Post.

There are many on here I have no respect for. I don't mean those who criticise but those who moan and whine without backing any of it up logically. The people who think the world owes them a Stanley Cup just because the Canucks are a good team.........and of course the one line braindead types who are legends in their own tiny minds, craving a smirk or a plus from the equally braindead.

But they are all here to stay so you just get used to it.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:18 AM

Two president trophies in the last two years! Do people not realize that means they have been THE BEST TEAM IN THE NHL THE PAST TWO SEASONS?!?

Sorry to rain on your parade but you can't make that claim unless you actually win the Stanley Cup.  The President's Trophy means nothing - no one gives a crap about it - or should.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

Time for the Canuck fans to start embracing the hate.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:32 AM

The problem this year was that even though the playoffs started, the city just seemed to lack the buzz. It was like we didn't care that the playoffs started and the team seemed to have played with the same emotion. Seems like people just fell for the hype that we would automatically make the finals and no one wanted to get excited until we got there again.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:40 AM

I agree with pretty much everything you stated. I'm in high school right now, so if you think You are surrounded by idiots, think again, I am probably worse off than you. I get tons of morons coming up to me and asking stupid questions, making stupid remarks, all kinds of things. But I also know that there are very knowledgable and true fans out there, probably better than myself as well, so dont sweat it.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:48 AM

The problem this year was that even though the playoffs started, the city just seemed to lack the buzz. It was like we didn't care that the playoffs started and the team seemed to have played with the same emotion. Seems like people just fell for the hype that we would automatically make the finals and no one wanted to get excited until we got there again.


Bang on. Even on these forums there was much assumption that Vancouver would have an almost free-pass to the finals. The regular season and the first 3 rounds were to be irrelevant.

Fans were just a little 'blue-balled' (for lack of a better term) after our defeat to Boston.

That being said, this is a business. I love this team, but passion and drive are intangibles that should be ever present. As much as I hated losing this year, I am optimistic that the process will see us grow even stronger for next season. We--the team and fans alike-- will take nothing for granted.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

The op makes some good points but some the other posters make good points to, this sounds more like a rant.
Having said that some "FANS" do rag on players alot(not that it truly matters in the grand sceme of things) for example in the case of Luo, you need not but whisper his name and it starts a sh*t storm of monument proportions. All the haters come out and instead of talking on an adult level with everyone they stoop to new lows, quite sad when you think about it. I think mabey this is what the op was trying to say, I could be wrong but thats what i took from it.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

I totally agree. We could have a team like the flamers or maple laughs.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

The OP acts like Vancouver is the only fanbase that rags on the players... Here is a news flash which may shock some people: It happens to every team in every sport.

Why is this so? It is because you can't please everyone all the time.

So the OP just wrote out a page of a useless rant that serves zero purpose.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

The fans of Vancouver are a passionate bunch. We want a cup and when we dont get it we are not happy campers. Sure we go out after a 5 game ousting and say "firesale!" to get rid of everyone. Doesnt mean we all mean it, we are just depressed at the ending to another fantastic season.

Take a look at Toronto and Montreal. Passionate fans that just want some consistent success but are much more rabid and hate filled than Vancouver fans are.

Your perception of fans in Vancouver seems to be tainted by the media. I live in Oregon. It is very clear that everyone from the NBC hates Vancouver. Kieth Jones, as dumb as he is, could not wipe the smirk off his face after game 5. People are talking about how VAN was the team embellishing and flopping that entire game. Maybe i didnt notice but i didnt see much of it. However, I did see Brown, Richards, Penner and Quick throwing their heads around and falling if there was a chip in the ice. Still everyone in the media thinks it was the Canucks flailing all over.

I am very sad we lost in the first round. I was pissed off we got shut out in game 7 of the SCF. I still wear the green and blue with pride everywhere i go. This Canucks organization is great, the fans are great. Media is dumb. I was reading a Bleacher Report (ya i know, they make me laugh) article written when the Kings eliminated Van and they made it sound as if the Kings just freed the world from the clutches of a tyrant.

You cant hate fans that bleed blue for a cup. You can give them reason to believe so that they see the team we have is awesome, that there is no need to sell everyone and rebuild. Just continue to tinker with the roster in small amounts. We are so close as a team. The window may be closing in the next few years. So for these next few years why dont we all continue to give 150% for the team we all love and realize, we are all fans or as the team says. We are all Canucks.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

100% agree with the post, although I feel the whining and unrealistic expectations are mainly by the new fans, most of them pretty young. (who of course are the majority on these boards)

The best teams, in any sport, give you a chance to win year in and year out.

For the first time in the history of this franchise we have that, and will continue to have that.

The only other fan base that expects more are NY Yankee fans, but they have 26 championships and no salary cap/almost limitless resources.



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:39 AM

And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire...


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

The fans of Vancouver are a passionate bunch. We want a cup and when we dont get it we are not happy campers. Sure we go out after a 5 game ousting and say "firesale!" to get rid of everyone. Doesnt mean we all mean it, we are just depressed at the ending to another fantastic season.

Take a look at Toronto and Montreal. Passionate fans that just want some consistent success but are much more rabid and hate filled than Vancouver fans are.

Your perception of fans in Vancouver seems to be tainted by the media. I live in Oregon. It is very clear that everyone from the NBC hates Vancouver. Kieth Jones, as dumb as he is, could not wipe the smirk off his face after game 5. People are talking about how VAN was the team embellishing and flopping that entire game. Maybe i didnt notice but i didnt see much of it. However, I did see Brown, Richards, Penner and Quick throwing their heads around and falling if there was a chip in the ice. Still everyone in the media thinks it was the Canucks flailing all over.

I am very sad we lost in the first round. I was pissed off we got shut out in game 7 of the SCF. I still wear the green and blue with pride everywhere i go. This Canucks organization is great, the fans are great. Media is dumb. I was reading a Bleacher Report (ya i know, they make me laugh) article written when the Kings eliminated Van and they made it sound as if the Kings just freed the world from the clutches of a tyrant.

You cant hate fans that bleed blue for a cup. You can give them reason to believe so that they see the team we have is awesome, that there is no need to sell everyone and rebuild. Just continue to tinker with the roster in small amounts. We are so close as a team. The window may be closing in the next few years. So for these next few years why dont we all continue to give 150% for the team we all love and realize, we are all fans or as the team says. We are all Canucks.

Way Way better than the OP! EVERYONE PAY ATTENTION THIS IS A REAL CANUCKS FAN! +1,000,000 if I could
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