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#1 Wings_Dynasty


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:19 AM


When it comes to not getting what they want or expect, Vancouver takes the pity-party/riot cake. :thumbdown:

I am sad that I couldn't get the story up before they turned off the comments, a few were pretty good. Almost 100% against the writer.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:14 AM


When it comes to not getting what they want or expect, Vancouver takes the pity-party/riot cake. :thumbdown:

I am sad that I couldn't get the story up before they turned off the comments, a few were pretty good. Almost 100% against the writer.

That was pathetic. I wonder if he'd be singing the same song if Vancouver were involved.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:19 AM

Yeah, I would agree that the article was pretty whiney. To me, it kinda stunk of a sense of self entitlement. I can understand teams/fans being frustrated with not being included in the WC (and maybe as Wings fans we're spoiled) but at the end of the day some cities just can't host and aren't a big enough draw to be involved.

The crappy part about that article was that the author really was grasping at straws in an effort to knock the WC. Personally, i don't love off the WC. I think it's a cool thing and good for hockey but I'm not bias in favour of it. So I feel as though I can be fairly subjective (as a lot of fans can be) on the WC and some of the stuff the author wrote was just absurd.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:46 AM

How ironic that even though Vancouver is closer to winning a Cup, Toronto is still more well known and would be a bigger draw. Poor Canucks.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:56 AM

My favorite part:

Sure, there's an undeniable charm in two Original Six teams playing on the grand stage, but does it crackle with anticipation the way a Habs-Bruins game would or even (dismissing the Original Six part), a Bruins-Vancouver Canucks hatefest?

He dismisses a rivalry between two storied franchises that have been in the NHL since its beginning and then sites a "hatefest" being better which is between two teams that have only had a rivalry since the summer. Brilliant stuff right there.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:21 AM

Did he fail to mention that the Maple Leafs have had a wait list that practically takes 100 years to advance in? I suppose so, there's no market in Toronto, they HATE hockey!! RawraWRAWRrwr!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

I like how he makes a point of saying that he brings up some valid points. Which he really doesn't.

The criticism against the venue are the dumbest ones imo. To me it seems like the best venue yet, on paper atleast.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

Maybe once the city of Vancouver proves that it can have a major event without rioting, it too can have a Classic, whether of the Winter or Heritage variety. Posted Image (Detroit had to prove itself again after 1984 before it got anything nice, after all.)

Love his insistence that there is absolutely no overlap between hockey fans and college football fans, too. Yeah, dude, maybe do some research on the SE Michigan sports market before you claim facts about it.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:06 AM

My favorite part of the article is the byline:


Is the Sun not sure if Cole writes for them or are they not sure that they still exist?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:21 AM

The Vancouver Sun? Who cares?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:23 AM

I thought this was written by Kesler :ph34r:
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:55 AM


And that is all I can say.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

Has the feel of a deliberately-confrontational column, set up to deliver angry responses. Postmedia (formerly Canwest) is full of these types now, which is a shame because Cam Cole has been around forever and he shouldn't have to resort to this.

Vancouver should really form its own league if it thinks it's so much better than everyone else. The Sun and Province's columnists are such sycophants it's embarrassing. Totally the opposite of the Toronto print media, most of whom despise Burke and Wilson.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

News flash: Vancouver can never host a WC for three reasons

1. It rains there just about every freeking day

2. Everytime the Canucks lose a major game their "fans" wreck the city.

3. Everyone hates the Canucks.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

ha, i stopped reading to google image pictures of bruce boudreau with rib sauce on his chin.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

it's hard to imagine a large chunk of America's sports viewing public turning eagerly to a match that features a team that last won the Cup when most TVs were still black and white

Haha what a terrible point to use if arguing for Vancouver to host the game, who have 0 cups.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

I am worried, though, that the Winter Classic is slowly going to lose its luster year by year.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

I am worried, though, that the Winter Classic is slowly going to lose its luster year by year.

If the NHL continues to feature the same teams, yes, it will lose its luster. I'm happy Detroit got it next year, but teams like Minnesota, Colorado, NYI, Montreal, Ottawa have yet to play in one, let alone host one. I realize a Minnesota/Colorado Winter Classic matchup won't get the ratings of a Detroit/Toronto, but recycling the same teams over and over is getting old.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:04 PM

Has the feel of a deliberately-confrontational column, set up to deliver angry responses.

Exactly, if a Vancouver "fan" posted this on LGW he'd be called a troll and banned.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:24 PM

Wow, what an interesting article * It was well written ** There was no whining whatsoever *** Apparently he's using this as his high school thesis **** Vancouver versus the Bruins "hatefest" couldn't have been a dumber statement ***** The use of asterisks to imitate references to sources couldn't be any moref****** annoying ******

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*** Still douching it up
**** Oh my God, stop writing
***** Seriously, STOP

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