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I see an abundance of bandwagoners and fake fans for the Detoit Lions (live in Windsor ON), its sickening. As one of few Canucks fans surrounded by wings and leafs fans I watch the cheer grow for the canucks as the playoffs arise, even more so when the wings get eliminated, at this point I just find it funny.

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<br />I'll be honest here. I got into hockey because of the 2010-2011 playoff run (my first time ever watching a full run of hockey). I guess I was or still am (?) still considered as a bandwagoner/fake fan to all the true Canucks fans out there. After watching that amazing run, I knew I had to watching from the beginning (the regular season). I love it so far and I haven't missed any games (except when I'm working but usually I just watch the missed games from CanucksTV). <br /><br />I'm still new with some hockey rules but I'm slowly growing accustomed to it. It's really nice to watch these games with my friends, family (I got them into it too) and even strangers in pubs. I want to witness and feel all that frustration and happiness you guys feel whenever Canucks win or lose. I don't know.. to me, it feels so surreal (sorry if I'm sounding like a drama queen but it's really hard to describe it). Looking back now, I wondered how I was able to live without hockey. Right now, I can't live without it <img src='http://content.forum.canucks.com/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /><br /><br /><br />To all the true fans out there: Even though right now I am still considered as bandwagoner/fake fan to you guys, I am working my best to really become a &quot;true fan&quot;. I love this team and I want to see them succeed just like you guys <img src='http://content.forum.canucks.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> And even if they become Stanley cup winners in the future, I will not stop cheering for them and I will continue to watch every games afterward.<br />
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Fake Fan:

Someone who follows the Canucks only because they are doing well and winning. Shows little to no knowledge about the team or the sport in general. Buys the team's jersey in the midst of the Stanley Cup Playoffs because it is the cool thing to do. Adamantly flaunts their love for the team, and only shows interest when it is a noticeable time to do so.

e.g. Our lovely premier Christy Clark, the #1 fake fan in the province.

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I've been a fan since the old days in the Western Hockey. My dad would take me to the PNE Forum to watch Larry Popein and the boys play Guyle Feilder (Seattle) Art Jones (Portland) etc. After moving out of Vancouver in 1982, I've gone to only a few games over the years but still watch and listen whenever I can.

There are lots of fans like me who are not bandwagoners, but are not highly visable at games, wearing jerseys, or buying the $10 piss that they call beer.

As a Canuck fan, who's endured it all including the painful process of starting out as an expansion team and sucking for a whole lot of years. When the Canucks hoist the SC this year it will be so much sweeter, for having been through the bad times and the good. When you jump on the bandwagon to support a team that looks like its going all the way, the sense of victory is meaningless and fleeting. GO Packers!

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This is idiotic. Do you have evidence that she has never supported or cheered for the Canucks before the playoffs? Yes those pics are blatant political points trying to be scored, but it doesn't take away that she could be a fan of the canucks already. Dianne Watts has gone on record on which Canuck she would 'bone', and probs wore a jersey during the playoffs too. Does that make her a fake fan? This reeks of just you having a problem with Christy Clark in general and using this as an excuse to attack her. It would be more convincing if you made a thread where she was schilling a Lions jersey during the re-opening of BC Place.

Also, fact is, the owners (all Owners, in all sports) love casual fans. They're the ones that increase ratings, and buy those extra jerseys and merch that help increase playoff revenue, that enables the canucks to spend to the cap each season. Bar and restaurant owners love em too.. they help pack the place up.

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Everybody I know says I'm the most diehard fan they know. I'm the guy everyone goes to to get the latest in Canucks hockey and ask my opinion. It's funny because I'm only 20, and even the older people come to me.

People think it's crazy that every year I can name the whole team.....but I don't think it's crazy at all. I watch so many games it makes more sense that I know everybody than that I don't. I try to catch at least 1 period of every single game. Now that I work nightshift I miss the 3rd periods sometimes, so that really sucks. I still got the Score App on my phone to tell me when someone scores or when a period is over though.

When I was in high school I watched all 3 periods of every single game, which is pretty pathetic. I wouldn't go out if there was a game on, unless I was going somewhere I could watch the game.

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I'm a hockey fan first, Canucks fan second.

I don't harbour grief for their losses nor hatred towards players on other teams.

I love players like Lucic, Franson and Kane because they are former Giants, and support players that came out of the WHL above other leagues.

A win over the Leafs or Bruins means nothing more or less to me than a win over the Devils or Sabres.

I am a real fan because I cam watch a game objectively and not distract myself by shedding tears about any alleged bias against the Canucks.

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Im the biggest Canuck fan/homer my friends,coworkers and family know. Im a diehard fan, but I take players sides all the time, and defend the team whenever.I hate other teams and other fans, and treat rival fans like foreigners. The end.

I hate people who criticize players on our team and they dont even follow the sport

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I'm a hockey fan first, Canucks fan second.

I don't harbour grief for their losses nor hatred towards players on other teams.

I love players like Lucic, Franson and Kane because they are former Giants, and support players that came out of the WHL above other leagues.

A win over the Leafs or Bruins means nothing more or less to me than a win over the Devils or Sabres.

I am a real fan because I cam watch a game objectively and not distract myself by shedding tears about any alleged bias against the Canucks.

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I work in a Saskatchewan prison, I have approx 450 fellow staff. There are 5 actual Canucks fans out of all of us. Amongst those 5 of us, only 3 could presently name our top 6 defensemen (when healthy of course). The other two would not know who sulzer is, let alone Chris Tanev.

My point: I guess there are varying levels of what defines a "die hard fan". Most of us here could reel off our top 12 forwards, first 8 defensemen on our depth chart and our bluechips at every position, not to mention pressbox guys. At that is ok, in time, when we win the stanley cup it will mean so much more to us "live and breathe" fans then the rest of them. Both while it is happening and years and years into the future. Let them ride the wave, who cares..the team is for those who are diehards and fly by night fans..but the team really belongs to those that care.

We are all Canucks.

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I will never forget the day after we lost in Game 7. Sad as I was, I was also proud. There was a big family event at a local park where I live (Brantford, ON) and I donned my Canucks jersey with pride. Men from the firestation brought a truck over for the kids to explore and as they passed behind me, they honked. When I turned around, they held up a Boston jersey, and they said that I was brave, and asked how I could embarrass myself like that. I smiled, said Congratulations, and stated that I was proud, that I still loved my boys, and with the season they had just had, there was nothing to be embarrassed about. Who would be embarrassed about setting records, winning the President's Trophy, taking home Art Ross (and at the time, possibly the Hart too).

They turned around and changed their attitude quite quickly. They said thanks for a great series, and way to support my team. That is the true hockey fan, they said.

The only thing I'm embarrassed about being a Canucks fan is the bandwagon fans. I hate being associated with them, and hate even more being considered a Puck Bunny just because I'm female.

I've been a fan since '99, and that's not about to change anytime soon!

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