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#1 Canuck_Whisperer

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

First off, thank you. Thank you for making this city a better place by being here and providing some great entertainment. Thank you for all the great work you do for the kids.

We in Vancouver and outer areas love our Canucks. We are passionate hockey fans who like you, are craving the bragging rights that come along with winning the biggest prize in hockey.

Unfortunately some can be extremely critical (you know who you are). So much so it brings everyone down with negative comments about almost every aspect of the team. Others show their support anyway they can. Plastering their cars with flags, walking around town with capes and even painting their faces. It's for these fans I write this.

I'll also extend an apology to 'Louuuuuuuuuu!!!' whose play has been examined under so many (unqualified) microscopes and picked apart. I for one am proud to have you on my Canucks team. You helped take us to the Stanley Cup finals. You were a Canuck when you helped capture gold for Canada in 2010.

I am grateful to have our Canucks here. Even though it's a business and as an organization they are there to make money and play the game, they are our Canucks. We are all Canucks. I am a Canuck. I'm ready for another great year and to once again chant... GO CANUCKS GO!!!!

Thank you for reading. :)
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#2 TheCammer

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

+1 OP. I love this team and have for 41 years (many of the heartbreaking). Although the Luongo deal isn't done it seems to be set in motion.

I for one am not pleased by this. I would like to go on the record and thank Roberto Luongo for coming to Vancouver and truly putting Vancouver on the hockey map. Before you we had a couple of cup runs but not much success to show for it. You were our first "true" franchise goalie in 41 years and you took our team to an elite status. Not alone of course but your mostly superb play allowed our team to play with amazing confidence that the backend was safe. If you leave it is the end of the best era in Canucks hockey. I still think we can be successful and may finally get our cup but I for one will be sad that you aren't part of it.

I know you'll never read this Lou but you do need to know there are fans out here that believe in you we just get drown out sometimes. LUUUUUUUUUU!
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

Thank you Canucks for making hockey seem fun and Luongo you truly will always be number 1, and whether people like to admit it or not you truly helped put vancouver ahead. For all you haters is time to stop behaving like spoil children and start suporting your team.
As much as i dislike boston fans , they showed support and love for their team last night when their team lost. Unlike some vancouver, so called FANS. All you guys can do is put down and boo your own team , what a shame. I'm for one in a way happy that LUongo has decided to waive his no trade clause, enough is enough there is only so much somebody can put up with. I hope he can go and have success and find true loyal fans. Besides the Canucks , Luongos future home will be one of my favorites teams.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

The great thing is...... there is always next year!!!!

canucks 4 the cup in 2013!!
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

This is fantastic that CDC has featured this on the front page. I have been a Canucks' fan since the mid 80s. Tony Tanti was my boyhood idol and I used Titan hockey sticks as a kid because I thought, as a Tanti acronym, I would somehow have Tanti's scoring touch if I used Titan. I listened to radio broadcasts of the Canucks being hammered by the Oilers and Flames, and never seemed to mind that the Canucks weren't perennial contenders for a playoff spot, never mind perennial contenders for the Cup.

All this to say we have an amazing team and the media attention hockey now gets helps us forget that the goal may be to win the Cup--and I have no doubt we'll get there very soon--but in the meantime, you better have fun watching a team of guys who are dedicated to the cause. When Daniel and Henrik were reunited in Game 4, and Henrik scored that stunning goal in the third after some phenomenal Sedinery, I leapt off the couch and did about ten straight fist pumps. And I realized how lucky I've been to witness their greatness over the years. The Sedins truly are one of the most unique phenomenon's in hockey history.

Over the last two years, we have also witnessed the emergence of Cory Schneider, and whatever happens to Bobby Lou (who just happens to be the best goalie in Canucks' history!), I think Schneider will truly be something special. Once again, I'm looking forward to seeing how Mike Gillis orchestrates the off-season, and my one off-season wish is for Ryan Kesler to be fully healed going into next year and to find happiness within himself. Sometimes I wonder what kind of player he could be if he weren't quite so surly. Sometimes needing to win too badly doesn't help you get where you want to go.

I would also like to say Godspeed to Sami Salo. He has been a tremendous Canuck for many years. He has battled through more adversity than most, and my reading of Gillis' desire to get younger may mean the end of Sami's time in Vancouver, especially since Chris Tanev will look awfully good alongside Alex Edler for the foreseeable future.

Enjoy the links boys, and see you in the fall!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

Back in '94 my mom was pulling me down kingsway by the ear. I still had the Canucks flag waving. Cars honking. Friends laughing. I was suppose to be home on time but there was a higher calling. That and I have no clue how my mom found me.

If you like looking at statistics to determine who's better, you're just a casual fan.

2.41 season GAA isn't very impressive. Let's not get into playoffs and his SV%.

Cory Schneider is the next Patrick Roy.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

That ear pull did more harm than you realize...maybe thats why you don't listen !

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

players change, jerseys change, even ownership changes. Two things that won't change are my loyalty to this club or ever booing a Canuck member.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

Thank you Canucks for making hockey seem fun and Luongo you truly will always be number 1, and whether people like to admit it or not you truly helped put vancouver ahead. For all you haters is time to stop behaving like spoil children and start suporting your team.
As much as i dislike boston fans , they showed support and love for their team last night when their team lost. Unlike some vancouver, so called FANS. All you guys can do is put down and boo your own team , what a shame. I'm for one in a way happy that LUongo has decided to waive his no trade clause, enough is enough there is only so much somebody can put up with. I hope he can go and have success and find true loyal fans. Besides the Canucks , Luongos future home will be one of my favorites teams.


so you call rascist behaviour supporting your team , how you can even compare those classless morons to us has me totally bewildered, most vancouver fans are reasonable people who love their hockey and feel passionately about our team .

Edited by puckinloveicehockey, 26 April 2012 - 03:00 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

so you call rascist behaviour supporting your team , how you can even compare those classless morons to us has me totally bewildered, most vancouver fans are reasonable people who love their hockey and feel passionately about our team .


you have horrible fans, but were great. no you have horrible fans but we're great! No. they have bad fans, no they do...

There's bad apples everywhere people. sheesh.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

you have horrible fans, but were great. no you have horrible fans but we're great! No. they have bad fans, no they do...

There's bad apples everywhere people. sheesh.


sheesh to you buddy , i do not like to attack other fan bases but i frickin hate rascism and those comments by boston fans go way over the line , and i have never seen a hint of racism on these boards . i do not like to judge others but in this case it is evident that these people are nasty pieces of work .

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Good one OP!

Canucks, take your time and make the right decisions.
They are my team!
Go Canucks Go!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

so you call rascist behaviour supporting your team , how you can even compare those classless morons to us has me totally bewildered, most vancouver fans are reasonable people who love their hockey and feel passionately about our team .


I would assume they are discussing what they saw at the end of the game on the TV as opposed to the a$$hats twittering racist comments about Ward.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

I've been a Canucks fan for only 2 years. I came from a country which is not really exposed to hockey, first time watching nhl game (was a Canucks game) through cable TV. Then as I loved the game I tried to find out more about the team and have been a fan ever since. I will continue to believe in this team. Maybe this is not our year but any future year might be our year. Thank you Canucks for putting up a great year, even though the cup is not here yet, I'm still proud of this team.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Blind faith gotta love it.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:08 AM

Blind faith gotta love it.



That looks more like Faith to me. A scarce commodity on here.

Of course it might be "blind" if we didn't have an award winning GM, the winningest coach in Canucks history and we were siting somewhere in the lower half of the league missing the playoffs every year.

For too many Cannucks fans, faith is abandoned on the threshold of two consecutive losses.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:56 AM

a positive, non-bashing thread? no way, havent seen this for a while haha.

Anyways good post. Agree with everything you say :)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

I've been a Canucks fan for only 2 years. I came from a country which is not really exposed to hockey, first time watching nhl game (was a Canucks game) through cable TV. Then as I loved the game I tried to find out more about the team and have been a fan ever since. I will continue to believe in this team. Maybe this is not our year but any future year might be our year. Thank you Canucks for putting up a great year, even though the cup is not here yet, I'm still proud of this team.


Welcome aboard Lemonway!!!
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

I haven't been a fan for long (since last year) but this team gave me something to love. Hockey. I remember there was a time when I would blindly support the Leafs but that was before I actually watched hockey. Yea, sure I would watch a game here or there in the Olympics but this team got me hooked. They are everything a team should be (just wish they didn't get bashed as much). Classy, skilled and just plain amazing. It's too bad that they did not win yet but i hope in the near future, they do. I just want to thank them for giving me a passion and just about everything. I am so proud to be a fan of these guys. Sometimes feelings can't be expressed in words but one would I am sure i feel is extreme gratitude and love.

Go Canucks Go!! :towel:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

If we can't keep them both...I hope Roberto doesn't leave our team(no offence Cory). Luongo is as big a reason as any that we have become the team we are. Where's our loyalty? What is the point of a contract if it can be just changed at any time. Luongo is our goalie for a few more years as far as I remember, and I'd like to see him hoist the cup next year with the rest of this team. A healthy rested roster will make all the difference. Don't make any crazy decisions and let's do this right next year. This team is the greatest. Stuff happens...look at the other 4 surprise early dismisals in this seasons play-offs :) You all deserve a break and to get ready for an even stronger push next season.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

I would assume they are discussing what they saw at the end of the game on the TV as opposed to the a$$hats twittering racist comments about Ward.

This. (except i loathe all of bostons BS- their dirty play and their meathead
fans and BTW boston is known to be a somewhat racist city- which was
demonstrated by their fans, so shame on them) vancouverites would not do that.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

Please Don't go LUUUUU!!! I don't know about anyone else but I can't put myself behind a back up goalie who had a hot streak for a few games...no offence I like Schnider but I am not ready to see our world class goalie go and cross fingers that Schnider's streak continues...We have too good of a team to chance that. Schnider just does not have the experience yet. Lu has brought us to a Stanley cup final, presidents trophy and more. He is our core and we need him! Don't go!!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:25 PM

sheesh to you buddy , i do not like to attack other fan bases but i frickin hate rascism and those comments by boston fans go way over the line , and i have never seen a hint of racism on these boards . i do not like to judge others but in this case it is evident that these people are nasty pieces of work .


You can't knock an entire fan base because of a handful of idiots...

99.9% of sports fans are good people.

There's always that .1% that do crap like posting racist tweets online or, you know, burning police cars and looting...
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:42 PM

thnx for a great year guys, and please please luongo must stay, JUST DON'T PLAY HIM AS HARD, don't tire him out, he may be a "the great one" for a goalie. but there is a backup to help the regular out.




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