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Thoughts on Game 7 and the Bandwagon

Wednesday June 15, 2011 - Author: NightStorm - Comments

Today, history will be made.  One way or another.
That phrase is being tossed around a lot lately.  Yes, it would be historic for the Canucks to win the Stanley Cup.  They are certainly the team I am cheering for.
But this isn’t the first the the Canucks have been here.  Yes, it’s the first time that this team has been here… this forward line, defensive line, and this goalie… but the Canucks have been in Game 7 of the finals before.  In fact, they’ve even pushed it into overtime.  We’ve been here before.  But history does not always repeat itself.  Gods, and the Lord (Stanley) willing, this will be one of those cases.
I must add, I am disappointed in some of the fans.  Some people are so quick to jump on the bandwagon when the team is doing well, yet they are the first to hop off when the team loses a game… and they always blame the goalie.  I may have missed something in the following of the game of Hockey… like, maybe some rules were changed or something… but isn’t there more than a goalie on the ice during the game?  And does “defense” not have something to do with, oh, I don’t know, defending the goal?  To lay blame on Luongo alone for the losses in Boston is extremely unfair, both to Luongo and to the team as a whole.  When the team wins, it’s a group effort.  The same should be said for a loss.
Those of you who are destroying the suspension on our bandwagon… either stay on, or get the Hell off… but make up your damn minds.  The fans who have been in support of Vancouver since this all started don’t need your comments when things don’t go the way YOU think they should go.  This is a team who set records this year.  This is the team who fought their way to the Stanley Cup.  This is the team who took the praise of it’s fans, and used that to fuel their run to the Presidents Trophy.  Win or lose tonight, the true Canucks fans will stand behind them and support their efforts.  We always have.  We’ve stood by the team through victories and cheap shots… through injuries that could cripple the average person, and through winning shots in the final seconds of the game to carry the team on to victory.
Just go out there tonight and have fun.  Those of us who are true fans will stand by you and support you for even getting this far.  You’ve done well boys, live in the moment and enjoy it.

Oh… and if it’s not too much trouble, win this one for Raymond.

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