October 26 2014 -- Mr.
p.s. this will probably never happen of course, because the city of Vancouver is much like the team; they are more concerned with trivial bullsh** like the aesthetic value of their ever-changing jerseys. And with the sheople fans forever filling the seats instead of boycotting this joke of a team, how will it ever change? In all fairness, the entire league is transforming this way, as all pro sports, due to the rediculous financial compensation for playing a game for a living. A true sign of our decaying soiety, and is reflected in the effort in majority of a**hole players this day.
Only a few players truly play for the love of the game, and it is evident in their success. Ovechkin, Stamkos, Toews, Doughty, Subban, are all players who actually have 'fun' playing, and don't let money drive their passion.
October 26 2014 -- Mr.
For those true Canuck believers/die hards who denote bad luck as the prominent factor behind the reason for a non-championship...wake up. Although bad luck may be an element of the entire history and conception of the franchise, it is but a small aspect among the many bigger ones.
I'll reveal for you die hards and dillusional fans the absolute Truth behind 'why?'; it is because the Canucks have always lacked one major crucial component on becoming Stanley Cup Champions...Character. The teams who have always won have always shared this element. Integrity and character that produce chemistry will always trump skill and finesse. Combine that with the 'overpaid millionaire crybaby syndrome' that's been a virus in Vancouver for decades, and conjunctively with like-minded owners and management, the Canucks and fans have gotten exactly the product of this mediocre recipe.
The closest we came was in 94', and that's because we had certain players that year with great character (and coach), but the weak and superficial foundation the team was based on since its inception ultimatlely is what failed us, even that year with skillful and depthful players.
I'm not a hater, i'm a realist. This is the truth, and if management ever wants to change this, here's a suggestion for a recipe for success. Get rid of the twins while they are worth something, and instead of flashy skill build your team on hard work ethic, character, and pride. And get a coach who lives by those values. This will be a tough and long process, but please...it's already a tough and long process to be a fan, and always has been. At least this way will one day garauntee you success.
October 22 2014 -- The Car Burners are Shaken
Well Miller finally had a shitty game and I am wondering how long it waill take for:
a/ the "fans" to get on him
b/ his head explodes, he has a pouty melt down and helps carry this team to a bottom 10 finish
Hopefully LUCIC will run him over again and mknock the purse off his shoulder.
How long till the Carburners they call fans figure this out and start blazin p the city again?
September 14 2014 -- Joke
Vancouver Canucks are the most disappointing team in the NHL. Year after year they always let their fans and city down. Finishing 24th last year, how the hell do the Canucks organization think that they will be a playoff team. Even if they do , who cares what's the point if your going to be eliminated in the first round by the likes of Blackhawks, Kings, Blues, Sharks, Stars, Ducks , etc. . let's face it compared to these teams Canucks are nothing. they are relying on Ryan Miller who is old and past his prime to take them to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Vrbata has no chemistry with the sedin sisters, and Nick Bonino will not be as good as he was in Anaheim cuz he's playing with shit players unlike Getzlaf , Palmieri, Perry.this team does not deserve to be in the playoffs because they make the playoffs worse, stick to playing golf you let downs.
August 19 2014 -- Pariah of the leagueThis team is always pumped up in Canada to b more of contender then they are. Fans have arrogance (or is this just ppl from Vancouver in general?), thinking the "bold" prediction of canucks being a contender is legit and the fact they suck is just hard luck. Eastern CanadaCanada for some reason loves this crime riddled boring city that's biggest selling feature is it's got mountains and woodlands nearby, loves BIG government and one of the hardest cities financially to live in. U think with terrible transportation, no nightlife and limited entertainment, the Canucks wouldn't need the full court press every year just to get decent fan support. Steve Moore, riots after last 2 cup finals, throwing jersey's for a couple loses, introduction of both rope-a-dope and diving into modern game to go along with probably the most disfunctional front office in pro sports, this city and this team are made for eachother. Look forward to this "hockey market" to show its true colors during lean years that are coming.
July 30 2014 -- Refreshing
Came across this site today.
So refreshing to see a site that tells it like it is. The Canucks are the joke of the NHL. Always have been always will be. They will soon be celebrating their 50th anniversary. The commemerative yearbook should be titled 50 Years of Futility as there is absolutely no chance that they will have won a Cup by then. They'll be cupless at their 75th and 100th anniversary too. They are a total embarrassment and an eye sore on the face of the most beautiful city in the world. If there is a God they would cease to exist.
June 20 2014 -- S#!% flows down
Now they have a rookie coach, rookie GM, rookie president, meddling owner (who knows nothing more then casual fan about hockey), fan base that will throw jerseys on the ice after a couple loses to copy-cat Edm fans (pretending like they're recent history has been much harder to endure then 15-20 other teams in the league). Something like 50 NHL starts for ALL goalies in system, bunch of aging vets that look on the steep decline of their careers, Kesler on his way out and the weight of the world on Horvat and whoever they draft this year to turn this thing around ASAP with terrible depth on the team and in the system. No real game changers for free agents and not a tun of cap space if their was. This is all following up back-to-back quick playoff exists by finishing 6th worst in a 30 team league. Even if they catch some breaks there is no reason to think this team will be anywhere near the playoffs in an extremely competitive western conference.
April 24 2014 -- More Pizazz
I added some pizazz to the suck-o-meter to better track the suck-factor (and yes those are sig figs). It should also help pass the time for all the Canucks fans who currently have nothing to watch on tv.
April 23 2014 -- Classic Canucks!It is playoff time and they are nowhere to be found. At least they are consistent.
April 14 2014 -- Team that hates integrity
From creation of the rope-a-dope technique that blew up in many teams faces this year (canucks included) to the success of diving brought on by the canucks use of it during the '11 cup run, the worst is faking a serious injury to gain a major penalty in a game that is meaningless and already over. Last time I saw a player be carted off like that he had 3 major procedures in a 2 week span, not kept in the back room for procation and taken to hospital an hour later to double check the "all good" diagnosis.
Bring on the shame!
Even if all the teams took a turn winning, the Canucks would have won by now.
New Jersey Devils have been in the NHL for 30 years. They now have 3 Stanley Cups.
As in nothing, nada, zip, zelch, zero.
That's 1 more than the amount of rounds they made it during the playoff choke of 2012
Cheer for a real team
Pick any of the other 29 teams. New Jersey is probably where it's at. Just sayin'.