By definition, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, the longest English word, is used as something to say when you have nothing to say.
I would love to tell you the Vancouver Canucks are a confident bunch right now and that yesterday’s flight to Los Angeles calmed my nerves about this series, but I can’t – I wasn’t aboard Air Canucks.
More people travel with the team during the post-season, people with roles more important to the Canucks than eating yogurt, watching Game of Thrones and taking pictures of Sami Salo. So I was aboard an Alaska Air flight that, oddly enough, has me feeling better about this series than ever before.
I knew it was going to be a fun ride to LaLaland when a larger than life picture of Tinker Bell greeted me as I boarded early yesterday afternoon; yes I was on a Walt Disney aircraft complete with Walt Disney songs, like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, played on and off throughout the flight.
Some may have taken this as annoying; I took it as a sign.
Tinker Bell was also inside the plane, spreading pixie dust from the front of the cabin to the back, with a message that read Follow me to the happiest place on earth.
There’s only one thing that would make LA the happiest place on earth right now: wins for the Canucks, two to be exact, three in due time.
After doing some pixie dust research when I got to the team hotel, I was informed this dust can help humans fly if they believe in happy thoughts. To this eternal optimist, that’s exactly what I needed to hear.
The Canucks are down 0-2 in the best-of-seven Western Conference Quarter-Final and many have written them off as dead already. It is a best-of-seven after all, and not only did the Boston Bruins overcome the same deficit in the first round last season to, well, you remember, the 2002 Detroit Red Wings also did en route to a Cup win – I won’t mention who their first round opponent was that squandered a 2-0 series lead :$
Vancouver can do this, it starts with Game 3 and now that pixie dust is involved, happy thoughts (read: positive thinking) from Canucks fans will go a long way in helping the team win.
No need for Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, because now I’ve got something to say: GO CANUCKS GO!
-Only a few Canucks are skating Sunday morning, others will be available to the media at 1 p.m. We’ll have the latest on Canucks.com after that, including who starts in net for Vancouver.