Agree with this completely. I live near Vancouver and am tired of all their conspiracy theories over the past few years as to why they have a tough time in the playoffs. Last year it was someone who used to be in LA kings management who is now NHL war room that made decisions against the Canucks, and this year there was one saying that the NHL wanted Chicago to advance so they used the refs to influence the games. Such a good conspiracy that Chicago almost missed the playoffs and they didn't suspend Raffi Torres when they could have. This article by Tony Gallagher lays it out http://www2.canada.c...4e-b981e443321b
The above is the most annoying thing about their fan base, but the whining that their players and management do all the time is worse. Whether it's the complaining about Ron McClean's piece on Burrows (which by the was illustrates the cheap shot artist and diver he is), or penalties in the playoffs dating back to Brian Burke's famous "Sedin is not swedish for punch me in the head." Also John Garret is the single most biased colour commentator in the league.
These are the reasons I hate the Canucks. Most of it probably has to do with the fact that I live in an area dominated by Canuck fans, but they do get on my nerves.
Agree totally. I'm from BC too and its their fans that are worst. Hate hearing that its their year every year, even though they've failed in the playoffs every year. Even after getting by with a Game 7 OT, nucks fans think they are gonna roll through Nashville. Don't seem to understand that the playoffs are a totally different game and the regular season doesnt mean anything. Plus, I've always been hated on for liking an "American" Detroit Red Wings team which I laugh at. Yzerman, Shanahan, Draper, Maltby, are all Canadian Olympians and then Ken Holland, Yzerman, and Babcock made our Canadian gold medal team. Most of my hate comes from the fans and just a general rivalry formed from knowing Canucks fans, as a Red Wings fan.
PS: Go Predators. Shea Weber's beard has more playoff grit than the Sedin Sisters combined.
I remember reading that the Red Wings would be interested in trading up at the draft if they feel a player they like would be available. I wonder if the Red Wings would be interested in jumping up to the 15th spot. Jim Nill also said that the draft has about 10-15 sure picks and the rest are questionable. Do you think the Wings could throw the 21st pick and the rights to Derek Meech for the 15th? Florida traded for Denis Wideman earlier so maybe they are looking for more depth and Meech is a versatile player.