Connor Hanley

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  1. Oh yeah, well, last year's West Finals involved the Phoenix freaking Coyotes. Can you imagine all the heart attacks and/or strokes from some CCSLC people had they won the Cup? I raise you, all in. Heartbreaking at the time, but after 2011 that's just a blip on the radar. Really? If it were me and I were a Bruins fan, I'd still roll into a fetal ball position and weep, when reminded of only the 4th 3-0 series collapse in all of sports history. Even though Vancouver won the series and went to the final, I still have nightmares about Ben Smith and the Chicago PA announcer destroying my speakers with the insanely loud goal horn/chelsea dagger explosion after game 6 in 2011.
  2. Absolutely nothing because the Canucks and Rogers Arena are a total money whore. Best "deals" they have is "Canucks Water" a 400 ml bottle of water priced at $3.50 and $8.75 Beers.
  3. IMHO Celtic and Rangers really need to be promoted into the Premier league or the Championship. It's becoming a joke how every year The Old Firm wins pretty much every title while every other team in Scottish football is nearing the point of bankruptcy. It would work for everyone, the SFA will FINALLY have parity for the first time in 100 years, and Celtic and Rangers will finally play teams that are equal to their ability. If Welsh teams like Swansea and Cardiff City are allowed into English football, then so should the best two Scottish teams.
  4. 100% sure its the front. I have 4 edge Canucks jerseys and all of them have a different material on the shoulder yokes, despite being the same colour as the rest of the uni. The look of the fabric around the crest is identical to that of my other edge jerseys so there is no way in hell that's a shoulder.
  5. I think this is absolutely beautiful. The new logo is a fresh upgrade from their classic logo IMO.
  6. Canucks- Born and raised in Vancouver. Born during the riot in '94 and was almost named "Stanley Hanley." This team will be my first team forever. Celtic- With my entire family being from Port Glasgow, Scotland and all of whom being celtic supporters, the team is in my blood. I had the privilege of getting to see every game from the time I was born till around 2004-05 when the pub that we went to see the games closed down. After that my interest in the sport died until my Grandad (who went to Lisbon to see them beat Inter for their first European Cup) passed away. I went to Scotland to go spread his ashes and while I was there; my interest and passion for the team was fully rejuvenated. For such an average team (by european standards) seeing them beat Barcelona and advance to the last 16 of the Champions League was a real trip Washington Capitals- when I was really getting into hockey as a kid, I was in love with the capitals Black, Blue, Bronze colour scheme and uniforms. I've been following them as my exclusive "second team" since Boston Red Sox- a large portion of my family lives on the east coast with the majority living in Massachusetts. One of my family members has been a Red Sox season ticket holder for over 30 years
  7. Canucks over Penguins in 7 games. Conn Smythe: Ryan Kesler
  8. 8) NY Islanders vs. 1) Pittsburgh in 5 7) Ottawa vs. 2) Montreal 4 6) NY Rangers vs. 3) Washington in 7 5) Toronto vs. 4) Boston in 6 West: 8) Minnesota vs. 1) Chicago in 5 7) Detroitvs. 2) Anaheim in 7 6) San Jose vs. 3) Vancouver in 6 5) Los Angeles vs. 4) St. Louis in 6
  9. Holy :censored:ing :censored:balls of fire. Madrid got buttraped by one player
  10. Idk why, but this made me lol so hard
  11. THIS is why I prefer the *current* version of the Orca. The old double blue/red/silver orca is associated with the nightmare of the Messier/Keenan era, the current orca I associate with the 2011 Stanley Cup run. That was the best season I have ever seen the Canucks play, and seeing all that success with that logo really made it grow on me. During the happiest time of my life, I was wearing a Blue and Green uniform with the orca logo. @Mcarthy: I hate the Skating Johnny Canuck logo becuase its so goddamn cartoony and that the colours make it look like a big splotch (on the blue jersey specifically) when viewed from a distance. But really, the true reason why I NEVER want to see it as the crest, is the fact that the current Canucks set is gorgeous, and doesn't NEED to be changed. I'm afraid that if the Canucks management make another uniform change with Johnny Canuck, they'll screw it up and we'll have another disaster of a uniform. The current set, while it could use some tweaks, is good enough. @VancouverFan69 I recall you saying (a while ago) that you don't know anyone who likes the orca and that the response to the Skating Johnny Canuck logo has been overwhelmingly positive (please correct me if I'm wrong, my memory sucks). On my end though, I have asked almost everyone I know about what they think of the uniforms/logos and maybe, out of about 30-ish people I asked, only 2 said they'd rather see that Johnny Canuck logo replace the Orca and 1 said they'd rather see the V-Head replace the Orca. The most common responses were: "I hated them (the set as a whole) at first but they grew on me and I don't think the Canucks need another jersey/logo change." And "History aside, that (skating) Johnny Canuck logo looks :censored:ing stupid." And seriously, with the amount of jersey changes this team has made, you'd like to see them change AGAIN?! It ain't broke, don't fix it. /End Rant Connor, if you don't mind my asking, of the 30ish people that you've asked regarding their Canuck logo preference, did you ask only those of a particular age range(likely youth and young adults) or those from any particular demographic, ie. tourists or newcomers to BC? Just random people I know and a number of my dads friends who come over to watch the game [between age 40-50], it just gets brought up at some points in the game. Only one of them I asked would've preferred the Johnny Canuck logo over anything we have or had. A number of those people actually would've liked to see the Spaghetti incident (88-96) make a full time return and ditch the current identity altogether. Most of the people in my age group (18-20) like the current identity so much that its right up there with the original 6. I get what you mean by some long time fans hate the Orca, I get that's its a pretty hateable logo for its design and the history behind it, but I would take that logo over anything we've had so far.
  12. THIS is why I prefer the *current* version of the Orca. The old double blue/red/silver orca is associated with the nightmare of the Messier/Keenan era, the current orca I associate with the 2011 Stanley Cup run. That was the best season I have ever seen the Canucks play, and seeing all that success with that logo really made it grow on me. During the happiest time of my life, I was wearing a Blue and Green uniform with the orca logo. @Mcarthy: I hate the Skating Johnny Canuck logo becuase its so goddamn cartoony and that the colours make it look like a big splotch (on the blue jersey specifically) when viewed from a distance. But really, the true reason why I NEVER want to see it as the crest, is the fact that the current Canucks set is gorgeous, and doesn't NEED to be changed. I'm afraid that if the Canucks management make another uniform change with Johnny Canuck, they'll screw it up and we'll have another disaster of a uniform. The current set, while it could use some tweaks, is good enough. @VancouverFan69 I recall you saying (a while ago) that you don't know anyone who likes the orca and that the response to the Skating Johnny Canuck logo has been overwhelmingly positive (please correct me if I'm wrong, my memory sucks). On my end though, I have asked almost everyone I know about what they think of the uniforms/logos and maybe, out of about 30-ish people I asked, only 2 said they'd rather see that Johnny Canuck logo replace the Orca and 1 said they'd rather see the V-Head replace the Orca. The most common responses were: "I hated them (the set as a whole) at first but they grew on me and I don't think the Canucks need another jersey/logo change." And "History aside, that (skating) Johnny Canuck logo looks :censored:ing stupid." And seriously, with the amount of jersey changes this team has made, you'd like to see them change AGAIN?! It ain't broke, don't fix it. /End Rant
  13. Jesus, throwing excrement at people is pretty :censored:ing vile, although thank god it wasn't anything life threatening. My dad told me a story about going to a Liverpool/Everton game at Anfield back when it was packed with standing room only, and after Liverpool took the lead late in the game, a bunch of Everton fans in the away supporters section began throwing potatoes stuffed with razor blades at all the Liverpool fans.
  14. I would take the (current) Orca over the skating Johnny logo anyday. Hell, I'd take the heinous Flying V AND the black/red/gold Spaghetti Incident uniforms before I would put skating Johnny on the front. The idea is nice, but I would rather have the V-Head Johnny Canuck logo as the crest.