Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vancouver Canucks: 2011 Stanley Cup Champions

The Vancouver Canucks are your 2011 Stanley Cup Champions, defeating the (Bruins or Lightning) in the finals. At least that's what people will be saying a few short weeks from now, I just want to be the first to publicly declare them champions, get out ahead of the pack. Sure the Hockey News predicted the Canucks would win it all before the season started, but that was before my amateur sports blog even existed. I did however manage to compile 7 bi-weekly Power Rankings from January to April and had the Canucks rated #1 for 6 of them; so I'm not just jumping on the bandwagon here. Regardless of fandom I have been calling this the best team in hockey all season, and it is carrying through to June.

With the Red Wings eliminated from the playoffs, I'm now cheering for the local team as a Vancouver resident. How did someone born and raised in Northern Ontario living in Vancouver become a Red Wings fan? My uncle, Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman , Glen Hanlon, and some very obnoxious Leaf fans deserve the most credit; but a reverence for Robocop didn't hurt either...


  1. CORRECTION: The Vancouver Canucks did not win the Stanley Cup. To add insult to injury, fans trashed and burned downtown after the game leaving clouds of black smoke that was visible for miles. I'm jumping off the Canucks bandwagon. F**k it Vancouver, you can have your team back. I don't want to be a Canucks fan anymore.

    Let's go Red Wings!

  2. Your math was off Slatekeeper.

  3. At least Canuck fans are not racist jerks like the Boston Bruins fans.