fanfor42 Posted May 20, 2017 Share Posted May 20, 2017 The following is a great question to ponder in the off season. In the modern era of hockey, Montreal, New York Islanders, Edmonton, Chicago, maybe Detroit, maybe Pittsburgh, maybe others have created, at one time or another, teams that the fans of the league would call dynasties. Vancouver has been in the NHL since 1970. No dynasty so far. In fact, no cup so far. So what's the deal? Is there some reason why other cities can create teams that become dynasties in the NHL but Vancouver cannot? Are we inferior? Do we lack the ability to attract top end management talent? Are our media so poisonous that no team can gain traction? And the most salient question, do Vancouver fans somehow lack what it takes to support a team to become a dynasty? Fans in Chicago and Boston say yes. We've all read those comments. Vancouver is rebuilding again. It's happened numerous times over the past 47 years. So here we go again and the question has to be asked, are we capable? Can we win a cup and even more to the point can we ever form a dynasty? Why would we ever sell ourselves short? Do we truly think we are maybe, maybe capable of someday winning a cup but are never capable of being a dynasty? If so, why? Why? This stuff is not handed down by god. it's created by a belief in a fan base that their team deserves it and a belief by ownership and management that it is possible. Can the Canucks ever be a dynasty? For me this question is a test for this fan base. I've been cheering for the team since the beginning. There are great fans here. I meet them all the time. Over the years the media has said the following of the Vancouver fan base. We are just a bunch of whiners. (Yes we've been called that). The media says we can't support a rebuild cuz Vancouver is an event town. WTF? And lately they've been suggesting Vancouver fans don't know enough to allow prospects to grow without undue pressure. As far as I'm concerned that's all a bunch of crap. Total crap. Vancouver has tremendous fans. Vancouver fans are the Chicago Cubs fans of the NHL. We have been taking it on the chin for 47 years and counting. Vancouver fans support the Canucks and shut out all the other junk.. Every fan has had to turn the other cheek at some point when some excitable Oilers or Flames fan has reminded them that the Canucks have never won a cup. Every Canucks fan knows deep down that the media and the trolls and the loud noise from the other cities can jolly well go in the crapper. So the question is, can Vancouver ever become an NHL dynasty team? (ps Have a laugh every time you see someone answer that the Canucks have not even won a cup...cuz they didn't bother to read past the title. Lol). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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