So we go

You know what? We lost, and I’m crying right now, yes, but I’m also SO FREAKING PROUD OF OUR CANUCKS. I probably won’t sleep tonight and will be angsty tomorrow but we were SO. CLOSE!

Classy? You bet. Our fans cheering on Boston even though they won, and cheering on Thomas? You betcha. Good job you guys, what can I say. I bet that Boston fans (well, only some of them, maybe) would have BOOed us out of there if we’d won it in Boston …

I am however, really sad for our team. We were supposed to win, Salo could retire happy, and we could keep both Ehrhoff and Bieksa. I believe in you guys, management guys, to bring our team back in full for next year.

I’m proud that our fans could stay classy as the “enemy” hoisted the cup. If I weren’t fighting through tears, I’d probably be cheering them on, too.

I tip my imaginary hat to the amazing season we have next year, but you know what? I raise my imaginary cup (haha, punny …) to the wonderful one that is ahead of us. We’ve got a great group, everyone … I believe that even though we didn’t win it this year, we’ve got a great chance next time. After all, this is not “our year”, this is our “window”.

Always a proud Canucks fan, signing out.

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Pre game well wishes

It can’t be helped I suppose … someone’s gonna get hurt. So, tonight, let’s …

WIN IT FOR HAMMY

WIN IT FOR MAYRAY

WIN IT FOR SAMMY

WIN IT FOR ROME

WIN IT FOR WITH MANNY

Win it … for the FANS!

Dunno what the lineup’s gonna be tonight … and I sure hope I haven’t forgotten anyone. The only thing I know is … no matter what the result is tonight … I’ll probably be crying

Rant about MSM, Bruins’ fans, and hockey in general

I don’t even know what to say. I should probably feel excited and giddy about the Canucks being in the SCF – I am, don’t get me wrong … but maybe not for all the right reasons. Rant ahead. Do not read if you don’t care!

EDIT: So, apparently wordpress decided to be kind to you all and delete my rant. Great … well, I suppose I got it out of my system, but gonna leave this here for the ~memories~ …

Canucks withdrawal

So, you may or may not have noticed the absence of Canucks games recently. It is quite sad. This is because we randomly have a WEEK LONG BREAK between last game and next. Not that I’m complaining (all right, I am) – rest is good for our players (just look at what happened to the Sedins after that rest! MAGIC!), so hopefully Kesler and Ehrhoff can rest up and be ready for the next game … but for us fans it’s horrible! What can we be expected to do?! I now have nothing to look forward to in the nights …

I’m going through a very stressful time in my life right now, and I don’t even have Canucks games to elevate reduce my stress. Which is ridiculous! Not to mention that there’s a random break between Wednesday’s game and Saturday’s … I mean, it’s not even a travel day! Why not save that extra day for LATER?!

*sigh* NHL schedulers …

So hurry up and come faster, Wednesday!!!

A bandwagoner’s guide to the Canucks

As you may or may not know, it is currently mid May. What could this possibly have to do with anything? Well, we are currently in the middle of something known as the “NHL playoffs”. It has come to my attention that bandwagoners these days may need to change teams quite often, and so it is my hope that by writing this guide, I will help your transition from “casual fan” to “Canucks bandwagoner” (and perhaps even the goal of “Canucks fan”) be easier, whether you are a fan of a team already eliminated, a team that had the chance of making it into the playoffs as pigs do of flying, a team that had the chance to make it into the playoffs handed to them on a silver platter yet still squandered it, or a simple Vancouverite who just wants to get in on all this “Canucks business”.

  • Do not jump off the bandwagon

All right, all right, hear me out on this one. Your aim is to fully integrate yourself into the Canucks fan community, amirite? Nothing screams “I’m a bandwagoner!” louder than instantly turning against a team after one bad goal or a loss. Aim to enjoy the ride until your team gets knocked out, which would (hopefully) mean stay until June …

  • Know your players

Confused? Can’t tell one Sedin from the other? Well, don’t worry, because I can’t either, but here’s a clever cheat sheet to help you on your way.

  • Watch the game

I know this might seem pretty obvious, but you should actually WATCH THE GAMES. There is a big difference between watching the game and watching highlights or simply reiterating what the MSM (mainstream media) have been saying. Take part in the nervous anticipation and know that the instant the Canucks score, you are feeling an uplifting joy shared by all the fans wherever they are. Also, you’ll be able to formulate your own conclusions based on the game – the MSM often says things that make no sense or are simply inaccurate.

  • Don’t act like a jerk

Don’t be that person that makes everyone else think Canucks fans are jerks. Don’t be that person. Just because people say that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true – or at least, that’s what I believe. Don’t be the one that ruins the experience not only for fans of other teams, but  Canucks fans as well. Be courteous – but celebrate as well.

Allow me to leave you with this awesome GIF I found …