Monday, May 23, 2011

Canucks Memories

It’s hard to describe just how I feel about the Canucks. As I’m sure you all know, they were my first favorite team. Not a single player from that team is still active, and obviously I’ve moved on in my allegiances. But there is still a part of me that want the Canucks to succeed-not gonna lie, I quite enjoy this current iteration of the ‘Nucks. But it goes deeper than that. Having experienced first hand the frustration of being a Canucks fan (and in my first year of watching hockey too), and being a current Sabres fan (pretty similar) I know what hockey heartbreak feels like. And it SUCKS.

So is this the year? Will they finally break the curse? I’ve had a feeling about this Canucks team all year. Y’all may recall the post I wrote back in November about Canucks memories so I don’t really need to say it again.
I honestly don’t know how I’ll feel if they do win. I never really know anymore.. so many teams and players take my fancy and just run with my emotions that I don’t know how I’m going to react. I didn’t expect to get so weepy when the Blackhawks were chillin with Stanley. So who knows? I do think that if the Canucks DO win, I will be happy, but it will be bittersweet. Because that could have been me.. back in 1994. My players have all moved on (though I can still name them- I did it last week and only forgot one guy- poor Nathan Lafayette- I remembered his number but not his name) and so have I. But I still carry them all in my heart.