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#181 Westcoasting

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:01 AM

In 1978 the Nucks drafted Stan Smyl and Curt Fraser and i jumped off the Toronto bandwagon and got on the Canucks wagon for good. Those two had some great fights in the first few years especially Fraser. Nobody messed with Thomas Gradin!!
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#182 VicNuckleHead09

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:05 AM

Most likely Bure and the cup run in '94. Also, a huge fan of T-Lin and others from the team. Enjoyed watching it ever since I was young but that run made me a life-long fan. :canucks:
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#183 Aladeen

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

Bump: Interested in seeing more! :)
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#184 Warhippy

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

Beer and being legal age too enjoy beer in a bar

And Ben Eagers penalty box girlfriend from the western finals a few years ago.

That and hometown pride

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CIaude Giroux Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:15 PM


He's out for 6 months (which will hinder his development) and he really needs that development. There's already worries that he won't translate to the NHL and he'll end up a huge ass bust.

 

 


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:33 AM

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:00 AM

I had a dream in 2002, woke up from it and been a fan since

the dream was that the mighty italian prophet would return as a canuck and Satan would be traded to the devils.. and that prophet would lead vancouver to a cup... the dream didn't say what year... but it has happened. After 11 years of waiting... the prophecy will be fulfilled
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#187 Aladeen

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:27 AM

I had a dream in 2002, woke up from it and been a fan since

the dream was that the mighty italian prophet would return as a canuck and Satan would be traded to the devils.. and that prophet would lead vancouver to a cup... the dream didn't say what year... but it has happened. After 11 years of waiting... the prophecy will be fulfilled

Praise be to Luongo Christ
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:10 PM

Bure.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

As a 70's kid growing up with a Dad who was a Habs fan I was bombarded with Habs propaganda. My first favorite player was Guy Lafleur and it was the merciless taunting of my school mates calling my favorite player Man Flower that eventually made me embrace my home team. By the 82 run I was a Canuck fan and Steamer was my idol. The rest is history. The 94 run made me cry...not because we lost though, I drove downtown to grab some friends stuck after the riot and the tear gas on their clothes made my eyes water excessively.
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:01 PM

As a 70's kid growing up with a Dad who was a Habs fan I was bombarded with Habs propaganda. My first favorite player was Guy Lafleur and it was the merciless taunting of my school mates calling my favorite player Man Flower that eventually made me embrace my home team. By the 82 run I was a Canuck fan and Steamer was my idol. The rest is history. The 94 run made me cry...not because we lost though, I drove downtown to grab some friends stuck after the riot and the tear gas on their clothes made my eyes water excessively.


Good it wasn't gay propaganda!
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:05 PM

Don't know if i already answered back in february. Was a hockey fan here in the Netherlands...i followed the Canadian hockey teams with special interest but became a fan when Luongo arrived. Being in Vancouver during the Finals also helped a little bit :) Now if i could only live in Canada/Vancouver (rain isn't a problem for a dutchman ;))...
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#193 Batmania

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

Geographical location
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:43 PM

I was a Maple Leaf Fan growing up , before the canucks existed. Why TO? , my friends growing up moved from Quebec and were all habs fans. So I chose TO to have a lot of rivalry.

Then when the canucks were in the WHA/WHL?? my Dad stopped for a hitchhiker , on our way home from Vancouver to Britannia Beach ( on the way to Whistler). that hitchhiker was a Canuck player whose car broke down. We talked hockey and I started following the Canucks into the NHL and since then Have been a fan. I totally forget who that player was, But I was very impressed with his politeness and enthusiasm for playing with the Canucks. he was playing in his first year and was stoked for the opportunity to Play.

Wow, they are real people after all.

So i became a Canuck fan the first year of entry into the NHL. Still am !!! I still routed for TO for a few years as well, back then, but when they, Nucks, made the playoffs for the first time , I was hooked and still a Canucklehead at heart. Now I understand the Maplelaffs expression.

But in the playoffs my progression for cheering goes as follows:
Canucks
the next closest Canadain team
the last canadian team
then who cares, its Bettman's marketing rules ( I believe in conspiracy theories)!
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#195 ShakyWalton

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:49 PM

Im Old...lol


I used to love hockey when I was a kid,,,I would wake up and tune in the leafs and Wings games back in the 60s,,,loved the Leafs back then,,,Mahovalich,Duff, Baun, Stanley,Horton ,Keon, Pulford, and many others,,,when the Nucks got a franchise in 1970,,,I could even tell you who they drafted in the expansion draft,,,my favourites back then were Rosaire Paiment,, tough bugger..fought Shultz and kelly many times and Bob Dilabough...anyway, I have been a fan for years,,,why stop now,,,but I would love to see a cup before I die...lol
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#196 Kesheniel

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:57 PM

I watched quite a bit of hockey with my father and mother during the early and mid 2000s (supposedly I watched the 94 cup run with them but I was way too young to remember it). Ha, I remember when we played Calgary in 2004 and it felt like kipper was just impossible for us to score against. Every time we'd lose a game to them in that series I'd run to my room yelling "I have to beat them", to my family, turning on my game console and playing my NHL game. I'd beat them every time. I'd brag to my family. They were not amused, considering it would have just followed a disheartening loss to them, in real life. Anyways, when I moved away from my father I stopped watching hockey for a while. Until our most recent cup run. For some reason I randomly told my mom that the playoffs were starting soon and that the Canucks were good this year, so we watched. It was amazing. I remember going downtown and being on Granville street and feeling the energy and comradery with random people I didn't even know, I had never felt anything like it. I was happy. The city was happy. The magic of that run was like a high, and when we lost in game seven I came crashing down. It felt awful. But the my love of hockey was restored during that run, and I've watched every single game, interview etc (bordering on obsession) since.

Edit: Sorry for the wall of text, don't have time to fix

Edited by Kesheniel, 20 August 2013 - 03:01 PM.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:06 PM

This is actually a ridiculously cool thread. I mean, we may argue lots on this forum, but in the end, we are all Canucks fans. We all love the same thing. it's like a family almost.

We are all Canucks. Bask in the corniness of my comment. Go on, bask in it.
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#198 AK-47

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:20 PM

Markus Naslund... Single Handedly
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

Threee things, I guess:

1) Geography (there's no NHL in Seattle, so...)

2) The '94 playoff run. Had my full attention once the Sonics were bounced out in the first round of the playoffs that year.

3) #16. Now, THAT'S my idea of an NHL captain. Still hard to believe the guy's a month younger than yours truly. You know, I still say the Canucks are a good-sized right-handed top 6 forward away from serious contention this year...
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#200 Western Red

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:42 PM

PAVEL BURE,
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#201 Absent Canuck

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:09 PM

My friend Mike
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:21 PM

Good it wasn't gay propaganda!

Way to tee that one up for me Nuts, I can't bite though...trying...so...hard...not..to make...insensitive joke about...Habs fans... :bigblush:
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#203 Merci

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:45 PM

The 2007 playoffs marked Luongo's first NHL post-season appearance. Facing the Dallas Stars in the opening round, he almost set an NHL record for most saves in a playoff game in his post-season debut. He stopped 72 shots, en route to a 5–4 quadruple overtime victory, one save shy of Kelly Hrudey's 73-save mark set in 1987.


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Keslerific, on 25 May 2014 - 4:47 PM, said:

Gaunce is wayy cooler though, Gaunce is the kind of guy you want to bring with you to Costco

 

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#204 Amish Rake Fighter

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

I was a fan before but I took music lessons from Jim Robson's son when I was a kid. That definitely bumped up the interest level.
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:07 PM

I went from a Philly fan to a Canucks fan when the team got Linden and Bure.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:13 AM

The 2007 playoffs marked Luongo's first NHL post-season appearance. Facing the Dallas Stars in the opening round, he almost set an NHL record for most saves in a playoff game in his post-season debut. He stopped 72 shots, en route to a 54 quadruple overtime victory, one save shy of Kelly Hrudey's 73-save mark set in 1987.


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I saw him make at least 4 saves that game that he wasn't credited for.

I wonder if hrudey working for cbc had anything to do with it.

He has the record in my books.
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#207 Martin Frk

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:20 AM

Trevor Linden, PAvel Bure, and Kirk Mclean in 94.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:20 AM

I've always hated bandwagon fans and when my next door neighbour cheered for his Canadien's I cheered for the Canuck's even harder, that and the fact that I've always had a soft spot for underdogs. I remember loosing the draft spin to Buffalo. Man, Perrault would've made a huge difference in the beginning.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

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#210 Alchemy Time

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:30 AM

TBH, the main reason for my being a Canucks fan is the Messier signing.

In the early 90s my dad wasn't really a fan of the Canucks, he mostly just watched the Oilers, since they were my Grandpa's favourite team, and Team Canada when they played. So, when the Canucks signed Messier, my dad thought that was pretty cool and started watching the Canucks. And since I mostly grew up with my dad as a Canucks fan, I gradually became a Canucks fan myself.

And that's the story of my life.

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