Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 05/28/11 at 12:14 AM ET
Vancouver has been getting a lot of “favorites” talk in these Stanley Cup Finals, but as a Canucks fan, I struggle to accept that. Not because the Canucks aren’t a great team—sure they are (not that I’m biased *cough*)—but because it’s the damn Canucks. They don’t win Stanley Cups. They exist to terrorize us. And we exist to be terrorized. They don’t win. They “almost win.”
And yet, here they are.
On Wednesday, June 1st—the Canucks first NHL game in June in around 400 years—Vancouver will be ready to compete. But are they ready for Boston? For Tim Thomas? Nathan Horton and Patrice Bergeron? Or how about for Milan Lucic…? Now, there’s a guy who’s barely one-step removed from being a Canuck himself, given the number of accolades offered to him at GM Place/Rogers Arena over the years, not to mention his many fans in the province.
So, who’s your favourite to take it all? Bruins or Canucks:
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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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