Topper wrote:I may at times be a little effing weird, but only when Flame and Oiler fans rant about their near cup encounters.
Flame fans are an interesting bunch.
What have they done since their cup win in 1989?
Outside of their run in 2004, a decent stretch between 2004-2009, and maybe 1 or 2 good seasons in the early/mid 90's, the overall performance of their organization has been disturbing.
Their shit show really begs the question: How much is the number of Stanley Cups won really worth?
Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying that it isn't important as I'd only be kidding myself if I said that, but seriously.....
If I go to Calgarypuck.com, and some 25 year old kid talks about how superior the Flames are to the Canucks because of their Cup victory from 1989, don't you think that would be a little "effing weird?"
Was said 25 year old even old enough to remember the cup victory? How much success has said 25 year old seen his team actually have?
Canucks obviously haven't won a cup, but we've probably had far more positive experiences over the last 24 years than the Flames.......or any other Canadian team for that matter (Montreal being the only possible exception).
I'm a Toronto Blue Jays fan and so I can see things from the other side (i.e. a team that won the big one.....in this case twice.......but has done nothing since). Trust me - it ain't fun.
This Canuck core has done pratically everything except win a cup......and we came within one game. This core has seen it's players and team win a Hart Trophy, an Art Ross Trophy, A Selke Trophy, A Jack Adams trophy, the all-important Jennings trophy
, and has housed a Vezina trophy finalist. Numerous divisional titles, a Western Conference Championship, and two Presidents' Trophies.
A Stanley Cup is the most important thing in hockey, but it can't be just the only thing.
Flame fans have no right to feel superior to Canuck fans.
If they did, then the New York Islanders would still be entitled to look down on all of us "little people."