In all seriousness, I am probably your proto-typical hockey fan who grew up watching hockey with his dad yelling "TOUCHDOWN" every time a puck went in the net. As time passed and I began to hoard away hockey cards by taking advantage of kids who didn't know the "corners" rule in one of the many hockey card games I would play in elementary school, my hobby began to turn into more of an obsession.
My dad was a Canucks fan, thus, so am I. I remember the days of Jyrki Lumme and Gino Odjick. Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean. I remember being on a field trip in Victoria and screaming out the windows of my dorm when Geoff Courtnall wristed home a game winner during the '94 playoff run. One of my favorite moments of all time was attending a Blazers game during game 7 of round 1 against the Calgary Flames. Some dude was listening to the Canucks game on a little radio and in the middle of the Blazers game, this guy started jumping up and down in his chair, screaming like a 2 year old getting a haircut. Word slowly spread through the crowd, and it was like watching the "wave" come to life as it was made aware throughout the arena that Pavel Bure had just scored on a breakaway at the end of double OT to win the series. Pavel Bure. What a stud.
That year ended in heartbreak, and I can remember Trevor Linden lining up in the face-off circle against Mark Messier in an attempt to get a quick shot off to send game 7 to OT. It didn't happen, and that brings back memories of the infamous Vancouver riots. Kinda felt like that same riot was going on my head at the time, but was it ever worth it to get there.
My love for the Canucks has only grown stronger since then, and I look forward to passing on game highlights, reviews and my thoughts on everything from needs, to prospect analysis, as well as rumors and my own personal thoughts on the team. It's a good time to be a Canucks fan, so if anyone needs a reason, I'd be happy to oblige!