ARE THE VANCOUVER ‘CANUCKS’ NOW CANADA’S TEAM?

Last night Vancouver took a two-game lead into the Stanley Cup final with Boston.  Canadians are beginning to smell a Stanley Cup.

It has been a long time since a Canadian team hoisted the Cup.  The Montreal Canadians last  did it in 1993. There has been some discussion as to whether Vancouver is Canadia’s team.

Do you think it is?

The Globe and  Mail says it is the duty of all patriotic Canadians to cheer the Canucks on.   Are you a patriotic Canadian?  Do you believe it is your duty to cheer the Canucks on?

When I first started to follow professional hockey many years ago, there were only six teams in sight – two of them in Montreal.  Not an American team in sight.  Now most of the teams are American interlopers and the boss of the NHL is a hard-boiled American legal gun named Bettman who is paid millions to run what was once a Canadian league.

Bettman moved the NHL offices to New York where he spends most of  his time.

Considering how little of the Canadian element in hockey still survives, should we all be cheering on the Vancouver ‘ Canucks’.

What do you think?

4 Comments »

  1. 1

    “Are you a patriotic Canadian?”

    Not in particular, no.

    “Do you believe it is your duty to cheer the Canucks on?”

    Not at all. It is my very great PLEASURE! I’m in Dan’l Boone mode: huntin’ b’ar… :lol:

  2. 2

    I’ve relocated to Vancouver and have been here for the past 6 weeks.

    All this Stanley Cup nonsense means to me is that when the Canucks win, the locals drive around honking their horns and whooping it up for about two hours. I go to bed early and can’t fall asleep right away because of this crap.

    Don’t get me wrong; I love hockey. It’s just that when I was 28 years old, the Canadiens had won the cup 14 of my 28 years. That was it for me following hockey; I was done at that point and I simply don’t follow the game any more.

  3. 3
    Neil McKenty Says:

    Tony,

    You say you have relocated to Vancouver. Is that a joke or are you serious?

  4. 4
    Dalton Says:

    I need to give thanks a whole lot for your job you have made in writing this post. I am hoping the same most effective job from you down the road as well.


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