ESQ wrote:Strangelove wrote:Bah, this level of hatred doesn't come from winning alone!
Were even the recent dynasty teams ever hated like this?
Canadiens of the late 70's?
I'm too young to say, but ask a Leafs fan of that vintage.
Well Leaf fans have always hated any other teams that dared to have any success (especially Cdn teams & Philly).
ESQ wrote:Strangelove wrote:Islanders of the early 80's?
Yes. Ask a Rangers fan who still screams Potvin Sucks in MSG, 30 years later.
Well all Ranger fans have always hated evertything Islander (and vice versa).
ESQ wrote:Strangelove wrote:Oilers of the late 80's?
Definitely hated. Not only did they run up the score, they had the filthiest players in the league to add injury to insult. Remember Messier on Gradin? The Canucks weren't even if the same class, and they still played wih an intent to injure. And of course, everyone hated Gretzky when he wasn't wearing the maple leaf for his diving, whining, embellishment, etc.
*remembers thousands chanting "Geekski Geekski Geekski!!!" for entire games*
Yes, most Canuck fans hated the Oil during their dynasty. The Oil really seemed to enjoy fucking your Canucks up.
ESQ wrote:Strangelove wrote:How about the Wings as they won 4 Cups in 11 years of late?
I put a lot of stock in HW's anecdote from earlier from Ken Holland. Yes they absolutely were hated when they won back-to-back championships.
Sure, mostly by Av fans though.
Feel free to disagree ESQ, but going by player & media quotes, your Vancouver Canucks are presently hated further & wider than any of the aforementioned dynasty teams despite the fact they remain Cupless. Imagine the level of hatred after they snag that first Cup!!
BTW I have never listened to TEAM 40 or any other Canuck Radio.
Like I say IMO your Vancouver Canucks are the first non-goon team to ever be known far & wide as:
"The Most Hated Team in Hockey".
It's good to be hated though....