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#1 Slegr

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

Ten years from now, we will wonder how we went through the regular season so complacently, playing teams like Colorado and the Wild so many times.

Ten years from now, we will have one of the most fierce and hated rivalries in all of sports.

I'm talking about the Vancouver / Seattle rivalry. Toronto has Montreal. The Flames have the Oilers. The Rangers have the Islanders. When Seattle becomes the chosen relocation destination for Phoenix shortly, it will create something that Vancouver has sorely lacked in its 40+ years - a true, regional, blood-thirsty rivalry.

It will make the regular season twice as exciting, and the playoffs will literally become do-or-die.

Make no mistake, the Canucks have played their share of rivals. The Hawks, Bruins, Flames... but those aren't everlasting rivalries. They're time-limited, and built on playoff circumstance. Seattle / Vancouver will become something so big, so exciting, it will create hockey excitement in all west coast walks of life.

Ten years from now, we will wonder why in the world this enlightening new reality ever took so long.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:55 PM

I wouldn't consider a Seattle team a rival, they would easily become my 2nd favourite team.
I would love to drive down there, catch a game, spend the night, and drive home the next day. It would probably still be cheaper than going to a Canucks game too.

Edited by Jagermeister, 16 September 2012 - 02:55 PM.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

So....The world isn't ending this year?
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

Vancouver/Chicago = One of the best rivalries in hockey
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:01 PM

Vancouver/Chicago = One of the best rivalries in hockey


Absolutely, but what happens when Kes, Eddie, the twins, Burr, Juice, Toews, Kane, Keith, Seabrook, Bolland and co. are retired? Rivalries like MTL/BOS, CGY/EDM and OTT/TOR will be kicking due to the teams' proximity to each other. VAN/CHI likely won't. We need a geographic rival so us and our grandkids can have common enemies.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:17 PM

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I remember when Calgary was a rival

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And then they drafted mark jankowski

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

Just because they would operate within a few hundred miles of Vancouver wouldn't make them a rival. Attempts to hype the games as such would be nothing more than a marketing ploy.

Seattle wouldn't become a serious rival until after a few seasons of head-to-head playoff battles, and in some of those battles, Seattle would have to win.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

Absolutely, but what happens when Kes, Eddie, the twins, Burr, Juice, Toews, Kane, Keith, Seabrook, Bolland and co. are retired? Rivalries like MTL/BOS, CGY/EDM and OTT/TOR will be kicking due to the teams' proximity to each other. VAN/CHI likely won't. We need a geographic rival so us and our grandkids can
have common enemies.


By then Saad, Morin, Kassian and Jensen will be continuing the rivalry.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

Boston vs Vancouver

Or

Vancouver vs Chicago
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:58 PM

The thing is, rivalries require both sides to acknowledge the other team as potentially better. I can`t see Seattle giving us a good fight for quite some time. Also PHX is being bought by Jamison and although a vote in Glendale is the linchpin, it's pretty much good to go. Seattle will need to have some other struggling team move to fill its stadium. Columbus maybe?
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

I'm actually pretty excited at the prospects of Seattle getting an NHL team in the not too distant future. Maybe that will help remove some bandwagon-er fans from us!
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

I'd love to see a new NHL team close by to us. It'd mean less travelling (assuming it's in our division, I'm sure it would be...) for our players and we could possibly head down to the states to see a game for cheaper. It'd be fun to have a new rivalry too.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

Less travel for Canucks is a good thing.

Rivals come and go.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

Less travel for Canucks is a good thing.

Rivals come and go.


This is a sensible comment.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:55 PM

There's a hefty amount assumptions in that post.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:07 PM

The thing is, rivalries require both sides to acknowledge the other team as potentially better. I can`t see Seattle giving us a good fight for quite some time. Also PHX is being bought by Jamison and although a vote in Glendale is the linchpin, it's pretty much good to go. Seattle will need to have some other struggling team move to fill its stadium. Columbus maybe?


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we've been minnesota's biggest rival for quite some time
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:48 PM

Just because a team is close by, doesn't make them instant rivals. Forced rivalries suck, the good ones develop after a few playoff series vs each other.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:12 PM

Trust me, when the Seattle Metropolitans narrowly slip past the Canucks in Game 7, round one of the 2016 playoffs, and do so by giving Cory Franklin Schneider a concussion, the rivalry won't be forced. It will be the ugliest, most exciting feud in hockey.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:17 PM

Oh it would take a while, but maybe they beat us in the first round, we beat them a few times, all those games. It would take some time, but sooner or later a playoff series vs them would result in the peace arch being a war zone.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:09 AM

Trust me, when the Seattle Metropolitans narrowly slip past the Canucks in Game 7, round one of the 2016 playoffs, and do so by giving Cory Franklin Schneider a concussion, the rivalry won't be forced. It will be the ugliest, most exciting feud in hockey.

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Won't the Predators be mad that the new Seattle team is wearing Nashville jerseys?
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:34 AM

Trust me, when the Seattle Metropolitans narrowly slip past the Canucks in Game 7, round one of the 2016 playoffs, and do so by giving Cory Franklin Schneider a concussion, the rivalry won't be forced. It will be the ugliest, most exciting feud in hockey.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:37 AM

My heart would sink if Seattle won a cup before us. :-\
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

Yeah, Seattle right now as being Phoenix doesn't give us a run for our money. They'll be weak for awhile, nice to watch the games though.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

I wouldn't consider a Seattle team a rival, they would easily become my 2nd favourite team.
I would love to drive down there, catch a game, spend the night, and drive home the next day.  It would probably still be cheaper than going to a Canucks game too.


better yet stay an extra day and get cheep booze.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

they dont even exist yet and i hate them so much...
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:22 PM

Won't the Predators be mad that the new Seattle team is wearing Nashville jerseys?



I.....I don't get it :mellow:
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

Yeah, Seattle right now as being Phoenix doesn't give us a run for our money. They'll be weak for awhile, nice to watch the games though.

I don't understand how you can say that. If i remember correctly, they made it further than us last playoffs.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:42 PM

I don't understand how you can say that. If i remember correctly, they made it further than us last playoffs.


They did. I'm not saying that it won't be good games, but I do think that we're a better team. I think we could have beaten both teams they did, we just met the stanley cup winners in the first round.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:30 PM

Rivalries aren't born out of proximity, they're born out of head to head meetings. The reason MTL/BOS, CGY/EDM, etc are such vicious rivalries is because they play against each other so frequently, and in the same division. If you recall, for a while we had a massive rivalry with the Colorado Avalanche. Not so much anymore now that Vancouver is good and Colorado is bad. It ebbs and flows, and Seattle wouldn't be any different.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

Boston won't be much of a rival anymore. Do you guys care about NYR?
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