A Message to Canucks Fans Everywhere

  • http://anothersamchan.com Sam

    Ryan S – I personally apologize for any abuse you have taken throughout the years, and have a high respect for you that you can cheer proudly “behind enemy lines”.

    Come out to the next Canucks tweetup and we can all have a good time, from one fan to another.

    If the Canucks play Edmonton (not in the playoffs, but ya’ know) you can definitely expect some bantering and trash talking (and I would expect nothing less) but it should never be personal.

    I hate the Leafs, and make fun of them all the time, but I have a lot of respect for peeps like @msle and @downgoesbrown because they stick to their teams no matter what.

  • http://anothersamchan.com Sam

    Ryan S – I personally apologize for any abuse you have taken throughout the years, and have a high respect for you that you can cheer proudly “behind enemy lines”.

    Come out to the next Canucks tweetup and we can all have a good time, from one fan to another.

    If the Canucks play Edmonton (not in the playoffs, but ya’ know) you can definitely expect some bantering and trash talking (and I would expect nothing less) but it should never be personal.

    I hate the Leafs, and make fun of them all the time, but I have a lot of respect for peeps like @msle and @downgoesbrown because they stick to their teams no matter what.

  • Kevin

    As a Canucks fan, it’s true that Canucks fans have a bad rep. With the ’94 riot in the history books, there’s always at least one big bullet in the critic’s gun. You can’t dodge that one because it was more than just a few guys.

    It’s more than likely that the Ducks fan got heckled to start with, because I highly doubt a Ducks fan at the Garage will look for trouble on his own. And the Canucks fan had the upper hand from the get go. You can’t fight UP. So, the Ducks fan was pretty stupid to engage in that fight (if he had a choice).

    You can tell the Canucks fan is a total douche. Just his demeanor indicates that he’s of the “trash” variety. But the fact that he had support from the neighboring fans made him feel even better of himself.

    But who knows! Maybe it was the Ducks guy who turned around and threw his hot dog (no ketchup or mustard) at the Canucks fan.

  • Kevin

    As a Canucks fan, it’s true that Canucks fans have a bad rep. With the ’94 riot in the history books, there’s always at least one big bullet in the critic’s gun. You can’t dodge that one because it was more than just a few guys.

    It’s more than likely that the Ducks fan got heckled to start with, because I highly doubt a Ducks fan at the Garage will look for trouble on his own. And the Canucks fan had the upper hand from the get go. You can’t fight UP. So, the Ducks fan was pretty stupid to engage in that fight (if he had a choice).

    You can tell the Canucks fan is a total douche. Just his demeanor indicates that he’s of the “trash” variety. But the fact that he had support from the neighboring fans made him feel even better of himself.

    But who knows! Maybe it was the Ducks guy who turned around and threw his hot dog (no ketchup or mustard) at the Canucks fan.

  • TrueFan

    Dear Huckdoll:

    Your comment shows that you are simply a spoiled ass. Saying “that wouldn’t happen in the lower bowl”. That is one of the most elitist and ignorant comments I have ever heard. There are plenty of fights down there. You think that since you have more money you are more classy, refined or less violent? You are the dumbest person on the face of the earth.

  • TrueFan

    Dear Huckdoll:

    Your comment shows that you are simply a spoiled ass. Saying “that wouldn’t happen in the lower bowl”. That is one of the most elitist and ignorant comments I have ever heard. There are plenty of fights down there. You think that since you have more money you are more classy, refined or less violent? You are the dumbest person on the face of the earth.

  • http://www.eternallyhuckdoll.wordpress.com Huckdoll

    Actually what I am saying is, there comes a time in life to stop acting like a 16 year old from Whalley and start being the bigger person.

    If you can manage to repeatedly connect your fist to the guy’s face from above, you can also probably manage to physically remove him from his seat and into security’s care.

    That’s a hero. That’s a real man. Not a drunken idiot whose lost control of his senses and starts punching from a position of dominance.

    Doesn’t matter if I’m spoiled or not, that’s not for you to worry about there Truefan.

    That behavior is nothing I’ve ever seen at a Canucks game since I’ve been born and attending Canucks games.

  • http://www.eternallyhuckdoll.wordpress.com Huckdoll

    Actually what I am saying is, there comes a time in life to stop acting like a 16 year old from Whalley and start being the bigger person.

    If you can manage to repeatedly connect your fist to the guy’s face from above, you can also probably manage to physically remove him from his seat and into security’s care.

    That’s a hero. That’s a real man. Not a drunken idiot whose lost control of his senses and starts punching from a position of dominance.

    Doesn’t matter if I’m spoiled or not, that’s not for you to worry about there Truefan.

    That behavior is nothing I’ve ever seen at a Canucks game since I’ve been born and attending Canucks games.

  • anyone not convinced

    try wearing an oilers or flames jersey to the next van/cgy van/edm game in GM place – see the reception you get

  • anyone not convinced

    try wearing an oilers or flames jersey to the next van/cgy van/edm game in GM place – see the reception you get

  • SamCro

    That was awesome. The Duck was probably beaking off, and got what he deserved. ahahahahaha I must be evil. No, just trying to level the comment field. I approve suckas get over it. That bird shoulda ducked more or taken flight outta there. Stupid Duck

  • SamCro

    That was awesome. The Duck was probably beaking off, and got what he deserved. ahahahahaha I must be evil. No, just trying to level the comment field. I approve suckas get over it. That bird shoulda ducked more or taken flight outta there. Stupid Duck

  • Scott

    Love how he’s wearing a Hank jersey.. that is not Sedin behaviour? At least wear a damn O’Brien jersey if you’re going to do that.

    But in all seriousness, there’s a reason we all stand up when there’s a fight at a Canucks game, on or off the ice. Melissa sure seemed to like it, and I guarantee more than a few people in that section went home and told their buddies how awesome it was that there was a fight in their section.

    Yeah, the Canuck fan is probably a prick (most hockey players are), which is why the Bombay fan should’ve just sat in his seat and take it. He obviously wasn’t ready to stand up for himself. Who knows, maybe he started it.

    Yeah, it’s probably wrong, but this is what the Slapshot movies have shown us (not the third one, of course). People like to watch fights. You said it yourself their Loaty.

  • Scott

    Love how he’s wearing a Hank jersey.. that is not Sedin behaviour? At least wear a damn O’Brien jersey if you’re going to do that.

    But in all seriousness, there’s a reason we all stand up when there’s a fight at a Canucks game, on or off the ice. Melissa sure seemed to like it, and I guarantee more than a few people in that section went home and told their buddies how awesome it was that there was a fight in their section.

    Yeah, the Canuck fan is probably a prick (most hockey players are), which is why the Bombay fan should’ve just sat in his seat and take it. He obviously wasn’t ready to stand up for himself. Who knows, maybe he started it.

    Yeah, it’s probably wrong, but this is what the Slapshot movies have shown us (not the third one, of course). People like to watch fights. You said it yourself their Loaty.

  • Scott

    Should’ve spell checked that. Fully expect to get ripped apart for grammar/spelling.

  • Scott

    Should’ve spell checked that. Fully expect to get ripped apart for grammar/spelling.

  • http://nucksmisconduct.com Sean Zandberg

    When you put 20,000 people in an arena with alcohol watching a violent game, adrenaline pumping and curses flying, something like this is bound to happen, no?

    That is what one commenter said and I agree! None of you know what started the fight, right? Too many are basing their opinions on what the video shows. Well..stop it! You don’t know what all went down.
    And it came to fisticuffs..SO WHAT? Go watch curling if you don’t like it. It’s a live hockey game and booze was involved. What do you expect?

  • http://nucksmisconduct.com Sean Zandberg

    When you put 20,000 people in an arena with alcohol watching a violent game, adrenaline pumping and curses flying, something like this is bound to happen, no?

    That is what one commenter said and I agree! None of you know what started the fight, right? Too many are basing their opinions on what the video shows. Well..stop it! You don’t know what all went down.
    And it came to fisticuffs..SO WHAT? Go watch curling if you don’t like it. It’s a live hockey game and booze was involved. What do you expect?

  • Adam

    Sean:

    Grow up. There is never an excuse for violence, especially when it’s influenced by booze and sport. Hockey is nothing more than a silly game. I love it, too, but that’s all it is.

  • Adam

    Sean:

    Grow up. There is never an excuse for violence, especially when it’s influenced by booze and sport. Hockey is nothing more than a silly game. I love it, too, but that’s all it is.

  • Kyle

    Don’t go into GM place wearing another team’s jersey.

    By the way this is nothing! Have you seen soccer fights in Europe? There are riots after EVERY game…

  • Kyle

    Don’t go into GM place wearing another team’s jersey.

    By the way this is nothing! Have you seen soccer fights in Europe? There are riots after EVERY game…

  • Phil

    So overall what should we learn in the aftermath, the security was there and then ran to get help when it looked like they both wanted to fight, they both got kicked out in the end. Some people were cheering it on, but I bet most of the section wasn’t. Personally if I were close I’d try to jump in and stop it after a couple of those punches.. but thats me. I think the biggest problem is the security was to nice to the canucks fan. They should knock out his beer and escort him out faster. Don’t want to make it look like thats ok.

  • Phil

    So overall what should we learn in the aftermath, the security was there and then ran to get help when it looked like they both wanted to fight, they both got kicked out in the end. Some people were cheering it on, but I bet most of the section wasn’t. Personally if I were close I’d try to jump in and stop it after a couple of those punches.. but thats me. I think the biggest problem is the security was to nice to the canucks fan. They should knock out his beer and escort him out faster. Don’t want to make it look like thats ok.

  • http://nucksmisconduct.com Sean Zandberg

    Adam: “Grow up?” If you pray for a world of non-violence and no drunkenness your prayers won’t be answered.

  • http://nucksmisconduct.com Sean Zandberg

    Adam: “Grow up?” If you pray for a world of non-violence and no drunkenness your prayers won’t be answered.

  • http://anothersamchan.com Sam
  • http://anothersamchan.com Sam
  • Adam

    Sean: It’s not that black and white, and you know it. Saying that this is simply ‘part of the experience’ isn’t really necessary. Why does it have to be? Because people accept that people are going to get drunk and fight one another. It’s perfectly possible to enjoy some beverages, take in a hockey game, and, you know, cheer on your own team (and joke in a decent way with nearby opponents) without being a jerk about it.

    Also, I never said I wanted to live in a world without drunkenness. :) I just think to tacitly accept violence as part of the hockey experience is a pretty bad way of looking at it. There’s a bigger issue within the culture of hockey that we need to take stock of.

  • Adam

    Sean: It’s not that black and white, and you know it. Saying that this is simply ‘part of the experience’ isn’t really necessary. Why does it have to be? Because people accept that people are going to get drunk and fight one another. It’s perfectly possible to enjoy some beverages, take in a hockey game, and, you know, cheer on your own team (and joke in a decent way with nearby opponents) without being a jerk about it.

    Also, I never said I wanted to live in a world without drunkenness. :) I just think to tacitly accept violence as part of the hockey experience is a pretty bad way of looking at it. There’s a bigger issue within the culture of hockey that we need to take stock of.

  • You fuckin’ idiots

    Jesus christ, will you idiots listen to yourselves. Bunch a’ fuckin’ Helen Lovejoys. The people decrying this guy probably stand there cheering on Rypien or Hordichuck when they get in a fight on the ice.

    Fuckin’ hypocrites.

  • You fuckin’ idiots

    Jesus christ, will you idiots listen to yourselves. Bunch a’ fuckin’ Helen Lovejoys. The people decrying this guy probably stand there cheering on Rypien or Hordichuck when they get in a fight on the ice.

    Fuckin’ hypocrites.

  • You fuckin’ idiots

    “There is never an excuse for violence, especially when it’s influenced by booze and sport.”

    Yet the sport that you’re obviously a fan of, because you’re posting here, prominantly features fighting, and offers no real punishment for it.

    Jesus, you people are stupid.

  • You fuckin’ idiots

    “There is never an excuse for violence, especially when it’s influenced by booze and sport.”

    Yet the sport that you’re obviously a fan of, because you’re posting here, prominantly features fighting, and offers no real punishment for it.

    Jesus, you people are stupid.

  • canuckalie

    I agreed with your post up until the last part when you made that Surrey comment. I, myself, am from Surrey but I still have a great deal of respect for the game and a great believer of good sportsmanship. My neighbourhood’s surrounded by an upright culture. People have good jobs, a high percentage of my of grad class, are University graduates, many with scholarships, good moral, and a lot of people around here KNOW what the definition of respect is. Yet somehow, because we’re from Surrey, we can’t shake off being labelled “trash”. All I’m saying is Surrey’s cleaned up a lot over the years and every city has it’s rougher areas. Why does Surrey get all the bashing? Why aren’t there more people saying, “Wow, 14 and knocked up. Must be from Delta” or “That crackhead should really wander back home to Hastings”? So this Surrey folk here will still attend live games as a Canucks fan but just so you’re wondering, I will not being taking part in any sort of disorderly conduct.

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