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Poll: Who is are biggest rival team? (290 member(s) have cast votes)

Who is our rival?

  1. LA (3 votes [1.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.03%

  2. San Jose (1 votes [0.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.34%

  3. Chicago (247 votes [85.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 85.17%

  4. St. Louis (1 votes [0.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.34%

  5. Dallas (1 votes [0.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.34%

  6. Boston (32 votes [11.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.03%

  7. Other (5 votes [1.72%] - View)

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#1 canuckelhead70

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

I find it interesting how our rival teams are not in our own division.

So we have the Kings ............with their lipping off and style of play in the play offs last year.
Sharks..........., tough guy Thornton sticking his finger in Hanks face while talking to the ref along with 2010 play-off run antics of McGinn
Blues..........goes back to Barret Jackman and Bert going at it
Dallas........., some epic play-off and overtime games
Hawks........., well Bolland, Buff, Keith elbow and so on
Bruins......... is there really anything to like about them?

There is a difference between hate and rival. I hate Boston so much that even if the band Boston plays on the radio I'll change it. Anything bad that happens to them, so be it, no tears from me. I think the Hawks are our biggest rivally team.

Edited by canuckelhead70, 11 April 2013 - 01:45 PM.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

I'd say Minny's finally climbed back up there. Blackhawks, Bruins, Kings all for obvious reasons. I think whenever they play Pacific division teams both sides get up for it and there's lots of animosity...should be good hockey when we're all in the same division.

P.S. As much as I dislike the Bruins, I would never not listen to Boston because of them. Come on son. That's just good music.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:55 PM

Hard to say for sure, but for me it goes:
1. Chicago
2. Boston
3. LA
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:55 PM

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:58 PM

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Chicago is our true rival. It is a rivalry that is strong with both teams.

Boston are just a dirty team full of scumbags that are owned by a henchman of Satan. Most teams hate Boston, methinks

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

If I was to say who I thought was our current best rivalry it would be the Wild. Our rivalries with Boston and Chicago were there only because they matched our skill level those years. Our division was abysmal but with Minnesota now our competition for 1st in the NorthWest, we dont have to look further than our division to find rivals. Thank god too. Makes for better hockey. Get to see good, hard played games more often.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

Tough one. What's even more difficult is that a lot of those teams wouldn't consider the Canucks their biggest rivals. The Bruins and the Canadiens have a deeper, richer hate towards each other. The Blackhawks and Red Wings would be bigger rivals as well. Stars? No. San Jose, Anaheim, and Los Angeles have a pretty good 3 way rivalry.

As for the Wild? Too little too late. They sucked for far too long. And with the Jets moving into the same division next season, they will have a deeper rivalry. Any rivalry that the Canucks have, although entertaining, won't see the Canucks as their top rival.

That said, I would say the Canucks biggest rival would be the Blackhawks.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:06 PM

I'd say the Bruins, because they took our cup! and the Cowgary Lames is our punching bag.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

Pretty sure the Blackhawks are our biggest rivals! They seem to dislike our team the most I think anyways! I would also put Minny and LA up there. The lames wish they were good enough to be our rivals (my flames friends actually point this out)
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

I'd say Minny's finally climbed back up there. Blackhawks, Bruins, Kings all for obvious reasons. I think whenever they play Pacific division teams both sides get up for it and there's lots of animosity...should be good hockey when we're all in the same division.

P.S. As much as I dislike the Bruins, I would never not listen to Boston because of them. Come on son. That's just good music.


I too despise the Bruins and Blackhawks. The bands, Chicago and Boston, remain two of my favorites -- that doesn't change one bit.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

Chicago is our biggest rival. L.A is starting to creep up there, though.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

By the last couple games against them coyotes seem to hate us , burrows mostly but hawks for sure number one maybe Boston more when we play them twice a year
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

Hard to say for sure, but for me it goes:
1. Chicago
2. Boston
3. LA

LA's the most relevant from this list i guess, but we don't face boston enough to warrant a "rival" and losing the cup to them doesn't make it so. chicago doesn't even have most of their stanley cup team anymore, and, well, hasn't really been much of a threat since. don't get too many good rivalries anymore that arent shoved down our throats by the media
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

our biggest rivals are Chicago but the best games are Canucks vs bruins
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:45 PM

Minny is our immediate rival.
The rest are foes.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:50 PM

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I hate Boston so much. It's more than a feeling.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

frack boston, i just went to a habs game last week vs boston and there was a huge fight outside the bell center, thank god it ended with the bruin fan on the floor!
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:09 PM

Chicago, followed by Boston. I'm always happy to see either team's players injured.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

Chicago and Boston are 1a and 1b in no particular order. LA is creeping close to being 1c for me and the Sharks are still at #3. Minny's starting to become a rival for us, but then again, we as Canucks fans have no problem with the Wild but for some peculiar reason, the Wild fans are trying to make it seem like we're huge rivals when we really couldn't give a rat's ass about Minnesota.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

I honestly don't think Minnesota is a big rival of ours. They're better this year than in the past but they still aren't great, especially with Cullen and Heatley injured. Our biggest rival by far I think is Chicago, followed by Boston, then LA (pretty obvious choices for the top 3)

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

I hate Boston so much. It's more than a feeling.


I see what you did there.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

Blackhawks and Bruins would be the top 2 rivalries.

LA could be 3rd, but I don't really feel the tension with Nucks
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:55 PM

Boston. Hands down.

Past few Chi games have been underwhelming in terms of rival bitterness.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

I don't think we have or will play Boston enough to consider them rival although they did take the cup from us, on our home ice. Right now I'd say Chicago, but LA is up there as well especially if we meet them again this coming playoffs. From a historical point of view, it definitely should be Calgary, although they've got a looooooong way to go before becoming our rival again.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

frack boston, i just went to a habs game last week vs boston and there was a huge fight outside the bell center, thank god it ended with the bruin fan on the floor!


I hear you, both fans of Montreal and Boston are some what "touched" to say it politely. I've had the same experience's in both cities. What ever happened to going to the game, cheering for your team going home and getting up for work the next day? I hope the french police don't come after me now for saying this in english.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:03 PM

San Jose is a much bigger rival than most people (don't) give them credit for. A lot of memorable regular season games have come from the Sharks as the opposition for the Canucks over the years, and they hate us for putting them out of the playoffs.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

San Jose is a much bigger rival than most people (don't) give them credit for. A lot of memorable regular season games have come from the Sharks as the opposition for the Canucks over the years, and they hate us for putting them out of the playoffs.

Good point! And I think 2011 was their last legitimate shot at the cup. We all know how that ended.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

If we are seeing the only teams that have been able to beat us in the last 5/6 years as our rivals, then wouldn't the whole west see us as their rivals?


I see the kings, Blackhawks, and bruins are front runners. Is it just because those are the last few teams to bump us from the playoffs?

I dont see the bruins as rivals very much, do I hate them? Well yes, but it's much to fresh to be considered a rivalry. LA fits into this categorie as well for me.


Chicago has given us fits and frights, making our blood run hot, and our tempers near explode. This has been the case for a number of years, and with no end in sight. Chicago would be our rivals, too bad they are switching divisions:(





I see in the next five years, one of; Minnesota, LA, Edmonton being our biggest rivals.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

I hate Boston so much. It's more than a feeling.


Well done! I see what you did there.
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