Vancouver Canucks Look Average, Much Like Their Fans

April 21st, 2010 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
The Vancouver Canucks may be Canada's best hope for bringing the Stanley Cup back north of the boarder, but they have played with the same enthusiasm that they have received from their fans, which is why they are down 2-1 to the young upstart Los Angeles Kings.

The recipe for success is simple really. The louder it gets in the building, the more energized the players will be from the crowd.

There is a reason it's called "home ice advantage" especially when the fans are loud and boisterous.

Instead, the fans in Vancouver for the most part have about as much heartfelt emotion as a Tiger Woods apology speech.

It is a far cry from the atmosphere that is displayed in hockey cities like Detroit, Chicago and Montreal come playoff time.

Now I'm not saying it's the be all end all, the onus really comes down to the players that are making millions to perform night in and night out.

Even more so come playoff time.

But, if not for the towels that are layed out on each seat before game time, Vancouver fans may just be a bunch of suits and skirts, especially in the lower bowl.
Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.