Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We Jumped on the Bandwagon....

...and are taking a ride with Canucks pride!

What a game!  What a goal!  What a win!

When in Vancouver - do as Vancouverites do!  As soon as round one of the Stanley Cup playoffs began we followed the lead of our friends and neighbors here in the lower mainland and jumped on the Canucks bandwagon with vigour.   We got our shirts and wear them with pride on every game day.  Ellie can yell "Luuuuuuuuuuuuu" with the best of them every time Luongo makes a save.  Hannah had to leave the room tonight after the Jonathan Toews goal - the tension was just too much.

I have to say - I get it.  I get why a city wants an NHL franchise.  

I get why Winnipeg needs the Winnipeg Jets back.  

It's been amazing to see the entire city go crazy together for the Canucks.  It draws the population together like nothing else can.   It's a unifying force that creates community and enthusiasm.  As I'm typing this I'm hearing horns honking in celebration on the street right next to ours.

And maybe - just maybe - we'll get to cheer for the Winnipeg Jets as a family in the not too distant future.

Until then,  GO CANUCKS!


  1. What a goal indeed! Toewsy sure gets it done in those clutch moments. Short-handed no less!!

    ; )

  2. Do you have to go viral with this? Again, I remember the Jets having heated playoff series with the Canucks. I can't cheer for them in any way.

    I know you are better people for it but I choose to remain bitter and stuck in the past. :(


  3. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of our family crammed into our den watching football on Sunday afternoons from our bean bag chairs.

  4. I hate to tell you but the Canucks have no bandwagon! ;-)

  5. p.s. I know the Canucks are a hockey team. Sheesh.