Dont get the not cheering for a Canadian team? I will pull for any over an american based team and that even includes the hated Leafs, i have a dislike for leafs but if they were playing the Rangers or Philly i would pull for the most dysfunctional franchise in Canada.
Go Sens and Canucks go!
I couldn't care less if a franchise is Canadian. Take the Leafs. There is NO team, except possibly
the Bruins, I would not cheer for against the Leafs. They cannot lose humiliatingly or often enough to suit me. People say to me, 'isn't it a shame the Leafs are so terrible?' I just laugh. Sure, I really want to see them in the playoffs, with the CBC and the national (i.e., Toronto-based) media going cowabunga over 'Canada's National Team' and all that tired footage of 1967 being dredged up from the toilet yet again. Screw that.
I don't want a team in Quebec City either. Why would I want that? So the French media can hold competititons to see which team is more French? So the Habs can have yet another rivalry, this one so vicious it ended Pierre Mondu's career? So the Habs can be so beat up coming out of a playoff series that they have no chance going forward? Non merci.
Habs29 is correct, the Canucks do have an irritating fan base. It's characterized by chronic and constant whining and self-pity. They feel horribly put upon and unfairly treated. They drone on about the 'Canucks' curse,' as though they've had it SOOOO much worse than fans in other cities, such as LA or Buffalo or San Jose. Meanwhile, they are congenitally incapable of appreciating that they've had an elite team for most of the past decade, that they've gone to the Finals once in each of the last three decades, and that they get to watch great players like the Sedins night after night. Heck, a good portion of the fan base has spent 10 years attacking the Sedin 'sisters.' And I can never forget that a substantial portion of them rose to the defence of that ape Bertuzzi when he ended Steve Moore's career - cackling that Moore was faking it, that he got what he deserved, that Bertuzzi was being unfairly treated, screaming 'we looove you Bert!!!', etc. Ignorant, classless turds.
The irony is, I don't mind these Canucks as a team
. They've paid a lot of dues and are much closer to the type of hockey that the NHL should be playing (i.e., a brand of hockey not characterized by vicious attempts to permanently injure other players). But hoo boy, that's a fanbase that only a mother could love.