Re: Canucks The Most Hated Team in the League
posted at 4/9/2012 6:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Canucks The Most Hated Team in the League
[QUOTE]They were driving me nuts this week - every Canuck fan I met
was only talking about how they needed to win thePresident's Trophy, and then when they did they acted like it was the Cup.
More than anything, it's the fans that make me hate this team, and I'm completely surrounded by them. Arrogant and delusional and completely blind to the chippy, chirpy, diving nature of their team.
Posted by red75[/QUOTE]
Hey red -- to me, the President's Cup means one thing and one thing only. Home ice. The Canucks didn't make that pay off last year, but in my opinion, it's better to have it than not. Last season, I think they sort of knocked themselves out to get it, but not so much this year -- it kinda just fell into their lap when StL & NYR lost their last games, and the Canucks had the Oilers at home.
Also, I think the whole rep that this team has is based on play in the distant past. I don't know if you've seen many games this season, red, but there's been very little chirping, very little diving, and certainly far less chippiness than teams like Philly, Pittsburgh, or dare i say, the Bruins themselves. As for whining, if you call the fallout from the Marchand-Salo incident whining, then so be it.