Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 10/23/08 at 04:59 PM ET
The video below, which happens to be featured on the front page of Canucks.com at the moment, poses this text:
-Who else suffered rejection for an NHL franchise, but never quit?
-Who else survived the insults of the Flying “V”, the Plate of Spaghetti and the Skate going down?
-Who else turned a symbol of surrender into a passionate tradition copied all across sports?
-October 25th, 2008 General Motors Place
Here’s the video, then I’ll give you the answer.
I was thinking that maybe the Canucks will retire jersey #7 in honor of Gary Lupul, but how could the first question in the riddle apply?
And the Yankee’s #1 guess:
It’s a variation of the movie Se7en customized for the Canucks, including a whole new crop of seven deadly sins: Jarome Iginla, Joe Sakic, Rob Niedermayer, Mark Messier, Dan Cloutier, the entire San Jose Shark roster throughout history and Pamela Anderson deep tonguing Fin.
Excellent choices, but allow me to provide the obvious answer: The Canucks hockey fan. The 7th Man.
That would answer every horrific question.
We suffered the rejection. We survived the insults. We were the first to wave the white towel, (r.i.p. Roger Nielson).
Now we’re just left to wonder what the Canucks are going to do about it on Saturday? Fortunately the team’s new third jersey isn’t scheduled for release until November, so at least we know they’re not going unleash anything truly scary upon us.
We’ve suffered enough!
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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