NHL  > Vancouver Canucks  > They Don't Get No Respect
February 2, 2011, 01:36 PM
C'mon, man! These guys are currently the top team in the league, and are never far out of it, but unless it's some dumb comment about the Sedin twins, they never get a mention from you.

What do they have to do to get at least on to the radar?
February 2, 2011  04:09 PM ET

Win in the playoffs, sorry but we've seen Vancouver play well in the regular season...

February 3, 2011  03:48 PM ET

i think partly it's the west coast syndrome: teams in all sports (except maybe the lakers) arent covered by east media as much due to the 3 hr time difference. the canucks lack a 'personality', other than the sedins, and they're quite stoic. the team's identity seems somewhat bland, faceless, clinical - they remind me of the nba spurs, getting it done in the win column but without flair or pizazz. that being said, every game i see on tv there are many canuck-jersey wearing fans in the stands!

February 3, 2011  09:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

i think partly it's the west coast syndrome: teams in all sports (except maybe the lakers) arent covered by east media as much due to the 3 hr time difference. the canucks lack a 'personality', other than the sedins, and they're quite stoic. the team's identity seems somewhat bland, faceless, clinical - they remind me of the nba spurs, getting it done in the win column but without flair or pizazz. that being said, every game i see on tv there are many canuck-jersey wearing fans in the stands!

I would definitely have to agree with that. Aside from Luongo, Sedin's and maybe Kesler, they're generally an unknown team. I mean, they got Ballard and Hamhuis....Salo........Samuelsson (only know that cause he was a Wing)....really i can't name a lot of their players...

February 8, 2011  08:59 PM ET

They just keep winning, and no one cares. If they are 10 up on the rest of the league and enjoying a 10 straight streak, the only comment will be about how the Sedin twins had coincidental heartburn after last night's team meal.

 
February 9, 2011  10:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

They just keep winning, and no one cares. If they are 10 up on the rest of the league and enjoying a 10 straight streak, the only comment will be about how the Sedin twins had coincidental heartburn after last night's team meal.

well that's cause that's a huge story! What did they eat?

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