The New York analogy doesn't work
Then use the Winnipeg Victorias analogy which I also mentioned earlier. You don't see Jets fans celebrating the cups won by the Victorias because they are an entirely different franchise and celebrating the accomplishments of a franchise other than your own is silly. You also never saw Nordiques fans bragging about cups won by the original Quebec Bulldogs.
It's a celebration of 100 years of hockey in Vancouver/Pacific coast
Vancouver did not have a team eligible to compete for the cup between when the Millionaires left the league and the Canucks entered, nor did any other city on the pacific coast. Vancouver has had a cup eligible team for a grand total of 54 seasons.
It's a money thing.
This I agree with. However, one thing that simply cannot be denied is the fact that the cup win is the reason management uses the Millionaires in marketing. If the Canucks had ever won the cup or if the Millionaires hadn't, no one would give a damn about a team that played 100 years ago. The organization uses the Millionaires as a money making tool because they give fans in Vancouver the opportunity to say their city has had a cup winning team, which for some ridiculous reason we just eat right up even though the franchise has never had any official ties to the Canucks AND it was fricken 1915.
No other fans in the league choose to be in such denial of their teams lack of accomplishments and celebrate something that means nothing in order to keep living in the fantasy world where this team has a proud history. If anyone ever wonders why all other fans hate us so much it is because of things exactly like this.
Celebrate victories, by OUR OWN team, not futility!