I am just sickened by the general lack of respect given to the twins in general by all media. Wher eis the respect for two brothers who just won back to back hart trophies? Even if the Canucks had won game 6 or 7 last year, there would still be a general lack of respect from the media, and why is it suddenly OK for that to happen???? We have had personalities in the past have a hate on for players in the NHL, but there has always been a certain level for respect for the superstars of this league--- except in the case of the twins.
It wasn't too long ago that a coach or GM could be fined for direct comments about specific players. Heck, love him or hate him, Burke ate a fine in the playoffs ther year we played the Red Wings for standing up for his players... Also, there was public apologies from certain announcers who commented on Ray Bourque 'chasing a cup' --- apologies, and then the topics were never brought up again. Here, ther is no apologies, just more comments made from commentators, players, and personel in the league, until the media is self obsessed with 'canuck hatred'
On the topic of 'most hated team' ..... anyone hear the yells of 'LLLUUUU' in toronto (of all places) last weekend? how about count the jerseys of canuck fans sitting in the lower bowls of the rinks on that last 5 game road trip?? how about the cheers when we scored goals? I am starting to get sick of the endless, media fed hatred on the canucks. I know that the cities that have good rivalries with us (Calgary, Chicago, Edmonton, etc) are going to have a good old fashioned hockey hate on for us, and thats cool, but from what I see, the other 2/3rds of the continent loves us, so the EBL media can simply start sucking slough water.
The 'Chain of Command' is the chain I am going to beat you with untill you understand I am in charge.