Congratulations to the Vancouver Canucks for disposing of the Nashville Predators in six games and for mostly being the better team while doing it.
Canucks fans in Powell River are a happy bunch. Team flags on cars and folks wearing the jersey are everywhere. It’s a big time on the BC west coast, and forget about politics or the ferry system or anything else that BC’ers love to chat about. It’s only the Canucks that dominate conversation now.
In fact, it’s quite a thing to be able to walk down the middle of Powell River busiest street while the team’s playing, with not a car to be seen. (Although Powell River’s busiest street doesn’t exactly teem with traffic after five o’clock anyway).
But they’ve also been a nervous bunch. Their team has failed them far too many times in the past to really relax.
Canucks fans also need to remind themselves that they’re only halfway there. The team still has to take out either San Jose or Detroit, and then Boston or Tampa Bay for the big prize.
But they don’t need me to remind them. The scenario constantly dances in their heads, I’m sure.
Good for the Canucks. Keep it going.