Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Vancouver Canucks!

Wow!  It's been a little over a year since I fell in love with hockey.  After that local game back in January, I looked at NHL teams, read a little about some of them and picked the lucky winner of my devotion.  The Vancouver Canucks.  The Washington Capitals were a close 2nd but I could only have one fave team.

It's been an awesome year.  The end of that first season (09-10) ended in the 2nd round of playoffs in early May. I was thrilled to see the new team I had started to follow did well enough to go to the playoffs.  Fast forward a bit to Oct. 2010 and the new season starts.  I could not wait!!  Michael even purchased NHL Center Ice from our cable company so we could watch every single NHL game if we wanted to.  79 games down and I haven't missed one of them!

I have learned SO much about hockey this season.  I understand the rules, the game, the players and their positions.  I keep up with the standings of ALL teams.  I read pre-game and post-game reports.  I check out the opposition before each game.  I read about game day morning practice sessions.  I've become seriously addicted and I love it!!

So, where are we now?  We've won the coveted President's Trophy.  This is given to the team that finishes with the most points in the league during the regular season.  We have 3 games left in the regular season and we are off to the playoffs.  Oh yeah, we are #1 in the NHL.  Did I pick a great team to follow or what???!!!  

I still have no desire to watch football, soccer, baseball etc on tv.  I do understand now my husband's behavior during his beloved Dallas Cowboy & Texas Rangers games.  

It's true. 
If you holler loud enough at the television, the players, coaches, refs......yeah, they can all hear you!

Go Canucks and thank you for introducing me to the awesome game of hockey!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been a Canuck fan since they came into the NHL 40+ years ago. I even had a season ticket for 10 years when they played at the Pacific Coliseum - seven rows up from the ice, on the Canuck goal line (for two periods), across the ice from the bench. (In my 20s I also got to hang out with some of them.)

It's always great to hear about new fans, especially ones who are as devoted as you are - and not even in the same country! I hope you get to see them play live one day. (And Mason Raymond is definitely a cutie - I'm so glad he has recovered from his serious injury.)

I hope you enjoyed the playoffs last year - until the last game! And thank you for not holding the riots against us - it was a small number compared to all the fans, but it certainly didn't show our city in a good light. :(

Keep cheering - I'm hoping we'll go all the way this year!