Sports commentators have obviously devoted a great deal of attention toward the Hawks/Canucks rivalry in recent years. I have seen two countdowns (a top 5 and a top 10) examining the most noteworthy episodes between the two teams. The Roger Neilson incident that provided the foundation for 'towel power' topped both lists.
While this was indeed a very historic moment for our franchise, does anyone else find it ironic that this incident (billed by many as the peak moment) had no actual bearing on the Canucks/Hawks rivalry? Indeed, it preceded the rivalry by several years (in my estimation, anyway). The two teams met in the '95 playoffs but that series was very brief. The rivalry didn't come about until the late stages of the 2008-09 season.
Edited by RFK, 19 February 2013 - 10:48 AM.