“I think most teams look to go into the other team’s building hoping for a split and they got the first win, now it’s our turn to take care of business and make sure it’s a split going back to LA. I don’t think we need to approach it any differently tonight, it’s still early in the series, it’s not 3-2, it’s 1-0, so there’s a lot of hockey left to be played.”
-Kevin Bieksa, post-practice Friday.
— Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo, following practice Thursday.
Time lapse of Towel Time at Rogers Arena in preparation for Game 1 of the Canucks vs. Kings.
Canucks = Lion Kings?
Derek Toye has outdone himself with yet another epic photo to prepare us for Round 1 against the Los Angeles Kings.
Let’s go get it.
Thanks to Derek Toye, friend of Fort Nucks, for the sensational visual of Canucks coach Alain Vigneault providing words of wisdom as we embark on what promises to be another memorable journey.
In the words of the great Dr. Seuss: “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”
Here we go.
— Vancouver forward Zack Kassian, on the passion of Canucks fans heading into the 2012 NHL Playoffs.
Hashing out a hashtag
Moments after the San Jose Sharks took a bite out of the Los Angeles Kings in game 1,230, the final of the 2011-12 NHL season, hashtags for Vancouver’s upcoming series versus Los Angeles started flying left and right.
There were some clever suggestions, like #ownthethrown, and some not so clever ones like #justKinging - which may or may not have come from me. We, your friendly team at Canucks.com, then put our heads together to figure out which hashtag we should use as the official hashtag for the opening round of the playoffs.
The overwhelmingly popular hashtag has been #ownthethrown, but I, Derek Jory, personally do not like it, and that’s nothing against anyone suggesting it. It’s just that it’s been used before, two consecutive years to be exact, by the Canucks and the San Jose Sharks. It feels like how we created Towel Power, now everyone does it. #lame
It’s a tired hashtag and it’s time for something new.
We’re proposing: #reigningCanucks
Allow me to explain. Vancouver beat Los Angeles in the Western Conference Quarter-Finals two years ago, so the Canucks are looking to reign over the Kings again. The hashtag also alludes to Vancouver’s weather, it rains a lot here, and a play of words conjures up an image of Canucks raining from the sky, attacking Kings, queens and anyone else in their path to glory.
It’s new, it’s unique and it’s Canucks specific. Let others own the throne, let’s be #reigningCanucks.
Project: Teen Wolf (#TIWWLF)
Last year, ThisIsWhatWeLiveFor.com was the best collection of Vancouver Canucks fan media on the entire world wide interweb, in my completely unbiased opinion.
This year, it’s gone through some changes. Now more than ever, it’s got style, it’s got class and
it’s got hair all over its body! - sorry, I’m getting a little carried away with what we at Canucks.com have been calling Teen Wolf.
Teen Wolf is what sort of comes from the letters TIWWLF, as in This Is What We Live For. Last year fans uploaded their content to the Canucks mosaic and while fans are still encouraged to do so this year, any media, regardless of what platform it lives on, accompanied by the hashtag #TIWWLF, will be automatically added to the greatest collection of Canucks fan media at Thisiswhatwelivefor.com.
This has been a passion project of the entire web team for a few months now, so we hope you enjoy it. Play around with it, get a feel for it and please contribute to it - more than ever before this is content by the fans, for the fans.
#TIWWLF - Howlin’ for you throughout the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Fort Nucks moves to tumblr
American author Irene Peter said it best: “Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.”
As you can see, Fort Nucks is now on tumblr; in the exasperating hunt to bring you unprecedented behind-the-scenes coverage of the Vancouver Canucks, we at Canucks.com decided this was the best platform in which to deliver exclusive Canucks content like only we can.
We’re still moving some things around and making some tweaks so please be patient, but the new Fort Nucks will be running at Ryan Kesler beastmode speed by playoffs in a few days.
Thanks for your support and dedication. I still have no clue how tumblr works, but if you can leave a comment or send me a message, please do. Suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
Looking good annnnd not so good
I have the above photo filed under Lookin’ Good, for obvious reasons.
Meet Connor Benson, he’s three-years-old and clearly knows how to make a name for himself. Not only did be bomb coach Alain Vigneault’s photo, he did it with style and pizazz Ryan Kesler has yet to accomplish.
This epic snapshot was taken by Jeff Vinnick while the Canucks were in Dallas on March 22nd. The Benson clan, mom, dad, Connor and his seven-year-old sister Rachel were all in attendance; everyone but dad was supporting the Canucks and it paid off in more ways than one. Vancouver won the game, wicked, and Connor and Rachel went home with some priceless souvenirs.
One of the Canucks gave Connor his stick after the game and David Booth tossed Rachel a puck; reports out of Oklahoma are that these two haven’t stopped showing them off since.
How does a family from Oklahoma become fans of the Canucks? Well, Connor dressed up as his idol Luongo for Halloween last year and he has remained loyal to him ever since. Most of the rest of the family has latched on, all except dad – they’re always the most stubborn!
I have the photo below filed under Lookin’ Bad, for not so obvious reasons.
Here’s Joey Kenward interviewing Sammy Pahlsson Wednesday night after the Canucks beat the Avalanche.
All appears to be fine and dandy, until you take a closer look at Joey’s tie…
Yes, that’s an ice cream cone tie. On an NHL reporter.
This forever gives new meaning to the saying tie one on - just don’t forget this is coming from a guy who wore a bow tie to cover a game earlier this year, so take it with a grain of salt.