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#1 Aladeen

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

I was just curious to see what made everyone here a Canucks fan.

I think that for most it will be geography.

For myself, my father was an immigrant that loved hockey, so we would watch it together all the time. I actually loved the Orange and Yellow of the old flying skate Jerseys and as a kid, this is what I based my favorite team on was their jerseys.

I grew up back east in TO and I was the only one I knew that wasn't a Leaf or a Canadiens fan. I guess maybe part of me wanted to be different.

Now that I live on the west coast it is even easier to follow them and be a fan of these guys.

Forever a Canuck! :towel:

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

Became a fan when I was 9 years old, just loved Bertuzzi - he made me a fan
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

Watching sports with my dad. My first words were 'touchdown' apparently.

Edit: What KEPT me interested in hockey/the canucks was watching ROCK EM' SOCK EM' before pretending to be Trevor Linden playing street hockey.

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#5 billabong

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Because I moved here...
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

I just grew up watching it with my Dad. It was always on TV and I just watched it with him.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

Growing up watching them with my dad. I got into them moreso in high school and have followed the team closely since the Naslund era (I was quite young in '94 but I remember the finals still)
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

Trevor Linden.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

Growing up on the east coast I used Canucks games as an excuse to stay up late as a kid.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

Lived in BC until I was six and just watched the games with my dad when they were on.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

Naslund and Linden. Loved watching those two play.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

I come from a hockey family. My grandfather on my mother's side played semi-pro in Tacoma, as did his dad. My mom and dad took me to Seattle Totems games in the 70s. They had NHL pennants in the team store and the Canucks pennant stood out to me.
It's been a love/hate relationship since :)
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

Heard a Canadian team was in the finals (2011) so decided to give hockey a try (first time I ever gave hockey a chance), liked hockey and chose the Canadian team to be a fan of.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

My dad, my friends and the West Coast Express.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

I became a fan in 1970, when the NHL came to the city where I had been born.
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Orland Kurtenbach and Dennis Kearns had just been torched 8-1 by the Habs, but they still took time to come out to meet us, some fellow BC boys who were playing hockey in Montreal. THAT"S what being a Canuck is!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

Well originally I was a Hawks fan (first jersey when I was four) then I began to watch Bert, Sopel, and Naslund and then I became a fan of the Nucks.

I remember trying to copy what Bert did everytime I played a game on ice. Even tried to stir things up in the front of the net when I was eight by pretending the defenders were Willie Mitchell and myself being Bertuzzi.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

Pavel Bure.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Geography.

Became a Canuck fan when we moved back to BC (Burnaby Summer 1973 after living in the Dominican Republic for 2 years.
My dad listened to the games on a radio and/or Hockey Night in Canada Saturday night!

Didn't "officially" become a fan until the 1974/75 season...
I kind of liked Montreal (Ken Dryden) but when the Habs knocked off the Canucks in the playoffs, my allegiance switched to the Canucks (yeah weird eh?)

That's why I say I've been a Canucks fan since 1975.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Our first cup run I was five and saw the Stanley Cup never thought twice who my team would be.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Pretty much because of guys like Bure, Linden, Naslund and the West Coast Express. Also because I was born here, greatest place on Earth!
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

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Posted ImageBodee, on 18 April 2012 - 11:07 AM, said:

I haven't been a supporter of the Canucks for long. Mainly because firstly I know nothing about NHL and secondly ESPN America only started showing NHL 3 years ago.

http://forum.canucks.com/topic/328055-whats-wrong-with-me
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

I was born this way. Seriously.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

I started playing hockey games at my cousin's house, he had NHL 96 or 97 on his sega. I use to always play as the Devils, and the mighty ducks and Coyotes when they still had the cartoonish logos (which i loved btw).

It wasnt till 2000s when i fell inlove with the team, the series with the Blues got me really into hockey but the series with the f7ames is what turned me into a die hard Canuck fan.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

I was a person that actually hated hockey until I was about 10 but then my friend made me watch a game and I was hooked:P never looked back from there
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

In 93/94, I was 6 years old and my dad was watching the first series of the playoffs against the Flames. I got sucked in by the magic of that run and never looked back.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

i remember when i was in grade 2 i tried to put on treehouse on the tv
and by accident canucks vs blacks hawks game 6 2009 semifinal came on
love at first site
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

Cause I can't stand the Blackhawks and I'm also a Wolves fan.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

My first videogame was NHL 99 when I was four years old, I wanted to play as the team from Vancouver because I knew we had one. I actually cried because I couldn't figure out how to change it from Washington and Detroit. A few months later my dad's friend gave us tickets to the game, Canucks vs. Sharks, Canucks won and I remember it standing out because the Canucks wore their away (dark) jerseys at home. Been hooked ever since.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

Lol I was too young to have anything admirable to think but it had to be the "spaghetti" jerseys... I played road hockey as a kid and loved wearing my white canucks jersey. All the kids from the neighborhood getting together on the streets and throwing our sticks in the middle of the road. Having the sticks tossed to either net. Everyone one had different jerseys on lol. Everyone was asked who they were before they played. "Im Greztky!" "Im MARIO LEMIEUX!" "IM THE RUSSIAN ROCKET!!!" "NO I AM!" hahaha I digress... Maybe all this time it was just an accident. One of the best accidents to ever happen in my favor.

PS Im from Surrey and they didnt have outdoor arenas lol ice doesnt last long on the coast.

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