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June 9, 2011 2:59 PM   Subscribe

"A short film chronicling the legendary Johnny Canuck, his years of triumph and turmoil, and how they mirror the history of the Vancouver Canucks franchise and their Stanley Cup run in 2010-2011." [SLYT]

Keep the faith, Vancouver fans.
posted by Felicity Rilke (28 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
For those just tuning in, Bruins lead the series 2-2.
posted by schoolgirl report at 3:16 PM on June 9, 2011 [9 favorites]


Go Bruins!

sorry, Vancouver. You're a beautiful city and the food is great and I felt privileged to have been on Robson street the night you team won the playoff round, but obligations are what they are.
posted by ardgedee at 3:24 PM on June 9, 2011


Yeah, I'm sorry it has to be the Caunucks, but that's what it has to be. Tim Thomas has had the rockiest path to the Cup of any single player, and he's winning it practically single-handedly.
posted by lumpenprole at 3:31 PM on June 9, 2011


Can I just take this opportunity to say that I really like the sounds of the names Kaberle and Peverley together? Combine that with a little Krejci, Recchi and Lucic, with a dash of Boychuk on the side, and I just can't get enough of these Bruin names.
posted by Rock Steady at 3:48 PM on June 9, 2011


As a life long resident of BC and a long time Vancouverite who finally got pulled in by the Canucks this year, I am going to lay down and weep silently now.
Bonus points- I grew up a huge fan of the Habs, so it's doubly painful to see the hated Bruins do this.
A pox on their house I say!
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 3:49 PM on June 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Vancouver Canucks: 40 years of finding ways to lose.
posted by larry_darrell at 4:24 PM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mixed emotions over the Bruins. If it wasn't for those pesky Patriots fans leaping onto the bandwagon at the last minute!
posted by Nabubrush at 4:36 PM on June 9, 2011


Tim Thomas has had the rockiest path to the Cup of any single player, and he's winning it practically single-handedly.

Timmy T has been fantastic in the finals and at points throughout the playoffs but the Bruins have scored 12 goals in their two finals wins. I think it's a little ridiculous to say he's been winning the cup singlehandedly.
posted by nathancaswell at 4:43 PM on June 9, 2011


Don't get me wrong, there's no goalie I'd rather have right now. That check was epic.
posted by nathancaswell at 4:49 PM on June 9, 2011


Bruins are not leading 2-2, they are tied 2-2.
posted by seawallrunner at 5:21 PM on June 9, 2011


Timmy T has been fantastic in the finals and at points throughout the playoffs but the Bruins have scored 12 goals in their two finals wins. I think it's a little ridiculous to say he's been winning the cup singlehandedly.
posted by nathancaswell


It's true. Luongo has been losing it single handedly as well.
posted by Keith Talent at 5:33 PM on June 9, 2011


I was at the game on Saturday(free ticket yeah!), the one where Burrows turned Thomas inside out to score the OT winner, and the Canucks simply outplayed the Bruins in every which way possible. That's what's so frustrating; where the hell did that team go in the last two games. And yes, Thomas has been great, but the Canucks, after a generally decent first period, have been absolutely hideous. So it's not only the Bruins playing well, it's the fact they are playing the premier Jekyll/Hydes of the NHL. Same as with the Chicago series; what fucking team is going to show up?
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 6:00 PM on June 9, 2011


Where have you gone, Pavel Bure, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you (woo, woo, woo)
posted by nathancaswell at 6:44 PM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bruins are not leading 2-2, they are tied 2-2.

Did you watch the last two games?

If the Bruins pull this off, Timmy will deserve every free drink people buy him in this town for the rest of his life. But it's the Bruins' belated decision to knock the snot out of the defensively depleted Canucks that's turning this around. I don't think the finesse Canucks were prepared for that, and it's really wearing them down.
posted by schoolgirl report at 6:44 PM on June 9, 2011


Also those old (Bure era) Canucks uniforms were AWESOME, what happened?
posted by nathancaswell at 6:47 PM on June 9, 2011


Don't get me wrong, there's no goalie I'd rather have right now. That check was epic.

Reminded me of Hextall-era Flyers. If the Bruins win the Cup, that'll be why. Well, that and Luongo folding like a cheap umbrella.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:50 PM on June 9, 2011


See you guys here tomorrow night? One team won two, then lost two. There are three games left.
I think there are a few surprises left in the (hockey) bag.
posted by seawallrunner at 9:22 PM on June 9, 2011


There are three games left. I think there are a few surprises left in the (hockey) bag.

Perhaps. Luongo might get over his congenitally constricted esophagus. Or maybe they'll decide that they could get scored on less often with an empty net.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 9:52 PM on June 9, 2011


Perhaps. Luongo might get over his congenitally constricted esophagus. Or maybe they'll decide that they could get scored on less often with an empty net.

Perhaps. The team might score more than one goal on Thomas. In two games. Or maybe they'll decide that Luongo should also score goals to win games.

To say a team that was #1 in the league after 82 games, and then can finish either #1 or #2 after the post season, is choking -- no -- resting 100% responsibility on a single player on a 20 player active roster, is perhaps more indicative of YOUR lack of intestinal fortitude...

Bottom line: this is a great team that has shown they can have success in the regular season and playoffs. If they fall short of the ultimate prize, so be it. I have been entertained & will continue to support the team, win or lose, in years to come.
posted by rockjetty at 10:52 PM on June 9, 2011


It says nothing about my intestinal fortitude. I may live in Vancouver, but I'm no Canucks fan. I'm no Bruins fan, either. I just like to mock people who make millions of dollars a year and fall apart in the clutch on a pretty consistent basis. And their fans, of course.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 11:10 PM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


It is accepted wisdom in our household that the Canucks choke the most when they're ahead. We need to keep the faith with our underdog team held to 2:2.
Go Canucks!

ESPN in China still not showing it :(
posted by arcticseal at 7:49 AM on June 10, 2011


It says nothing about my intestinal fortitude. I may live in Vancouver, but I'm no Canucks fan. I'm no Bruins fan, either. I just like to mock people who make millions of dollars a year and fall apart in the clutch on a pretty consistent basis. And their fans, of course.

Must be pretty easy there in your arm chair prattling about choking while your team is on the 19th hole... Perhaps your #3-30 ranked team (most likely #17-30), which you are too ashamed of admitting to, would be better considered for the role of choker.

Mock all you want, however, both teams #1 and #2 are well ahead of yours, so you really have nothing.
posted by rockjetty at 8:09 AM on June 10, 2011


See you guys here tomorrow night?

Considering I am a superstitious freak when it comes to sporting events and I watched games 3 and 4 online, and 1 and 2 at a bar, I will be home watching the rest of the finals online.

Unless the Bruins lose tonight in which case I may try to "reset" the luck by watching it at a friend's house.
posted by nathancaswell at 9:27 AM on June 10, 2011


Mock all you want, however, both teams #1 and #2 are well ahead of yours, so you really have nothing.

That's also incorrect, as I'm also not a hockey fan at all.

Would you like to continue to make assumptions hoping to hit the right button? I'd wait, but I'm getting short of time. According to my watch, it's twelve past Luongo.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 1:43 PM on June 10, 2011


good call by the refs sending them both to the box after the faceoff shenanigans
posted by nathancaswell at 6:03 PM on June 10, 2011


You should hear the happy screams in downtown Vancouver right now!
The entire city just let out a big sigh of relief. Cars honking, horns blowing, boys yelling, girls screaming, vuvuzelas doing whatever it is that they do.... it's a celebration!!!
posted by seawallrunner at 8:07 PM on June 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


sigh...
posted by Gary at 10:31 PM on June 15, 2011


So for those of us that were stuck at work with no access, how was the game?

Are the riots as bad as the media are portraying them or is it just a few people grabbing the attention of the cameras?
posted by arcticseal at 12:54 AM on June 16, 2011


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