Vancouver Canucks, Western Conference Champions, Advance to Stanley Cup Finalsby
Tonight, for only the third time in team history, the Vancouver Canucks became Western Conference Champions and are heading to the Stanley Cup finals.
We reached the final round in 1982 against the New York Islanders, and faced the New York Rangers in 1994. The team actually pulled out this win 17 years to the day of their win that sent them to the 1994 finals, which was also in double overtime. While our Eastern opponent has yet to be decided between Boston and Tampa Bay, the Canucks are reading to take on their final challenge of the season.
Congratulations to the Canucks, the people of Vancouver, all of BC, and those around the world who were on Twitter tonight showing your support from airports, bars, pubs, and offices.
Let’s keep the momentum going and never stop believing that our team can make this happen during the 40th anniversary of the Vancouver Canucks who are already President’s Trophy winners and Western Conference Champions for 2011. They’ve played with heart, with cuts and bruises, and on one good leg now and then.
While being a fan takes a lot of dedication (and the ability to deal well with stress), the roller coaster ride is completely worth it.
See also: CBC Vancouver article “Canucks Bound for Stanley Cup“, Sportsnet “Bieksa OT Goal Sends Canucks to Finals” and an old history post, “When Vancouver Won the Stanley Cup… in 1915“.
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The goal was over an hour ago, yet the horns, cheers, drums, firecrackers, vuvuzelas, and whatever else is in the mix, has yet to decrease in volume/intensity even ONCE out near Scott Road and 72nd Ave in Surrey/Delta. It’s madness on top of the madness it usually is! And ‘honks’ hardly describes the endless buzz – like a giant swarm of man-made metal bees. It’s hard to not be excited for our team 🙂
So happy the Canucks won. What a long haul. Only four more wins!
Great use of Carol’s photos. 🙂
Also, I got to see a bunch of Canucks outside of work at Shaw Tower today. They stayed at the Fairmont overnight last night. I guess to limit distraction. I got a few crummy iPhone pictures of Mason Raymond, Chris Higgins and Ryan Kesler that I posted on Facebook.
And it is the 125th Birthday of the City of Vancouver –
It would be a fitting present to bring Lord Stanley’s Cup, to visit with the Lord Stanley statue in Stanley Park.
Remember that after the City of Montreal hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Montreal Canadiens won the cup in 1977. And after the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, the Calgary Flames won the Cup in 1988. Well the City of Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, and the Vancouver Canucks are in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final now….
And don’t forget that the Vancouver Millionaires won the Stanley Cup in 1915, by beating the Ottawa Senators – becoming the Western-most city to ever win the Cup, at the time.
SO . AWESOME!
still getting goosies from reading all the posts and looking at the pictures in the paper! GO CANUCKS GO!!!
Love the celebration sounds! Looking forward to the Stanley Cup finals – Go Canucks!
Thank you Canucks. Thank you Vancouver! The Road the the Stanley Cup repeats!
Great photos and audio. (And Go Canucks!)
Great to see these pics and I hope Vancouver wins. Wouldn’t it be so awesome if the Canucks won Stanley and Winnipeg gets their franchise? That makes it a truly wonderful season to remember.
And nice to see a Sardar prominently displaying a Canucks poster. But paaji, your jersey is an old one!