George wrote:Thought it would be interesting to hear what some of our earliest memories as Canucks fan are, seeing as there seem to be people of all different ages here.......
I've been lurking here for years, but I had to sign up for this topic alone!
I'm 37 and my earliest memory and favorite memory of the Canucks is driving home with my dad after working out in the bush all day cutting shake blocks and we were listening to the sports on the radio. Probably 1980 or thereabouts, they were interviewing Tiger Williams and he was always good for a quote. I forget who they were playing or even if it was the playoffs, but it was a big game that night probably the oilers and I remember the interviewer asking Tiger how he was going to cover someone on the other team and he said "I'll be all over him like a bad smell".
Tiger and Linden are probably my all-time favorite Canucks.
The earliest I remember really being a faithful Canuck fan was the '82 season and that great playoff run. I remember watching the series against the Kings when the crowd started singing Na Na Hey Hey on an old black and white TV at a neighbors place it was pretty electric.
So many memorable things happened during that playoff run, the double overtime win in Chicago, Roger Neilson surrenduring in that same series, Brodeur standing on his head in net, the terrible dissapointment when the Isles smothered them 4 straight and the huge parade anyway after it was all done.
I've been a huge fan ever since.