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08-12-2012, 12:18 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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You guys can call me CM.
I was raised (mostly) in Coquitlam on Foster Ave. across from the Vancouver Golf Club. I moved to the Comox Valley in the mid 90's and was a commercial diver for 15 years but after a car accident was unable to continue in that profession because I am now uninsurable. I was a high school dropout so I returned to school (Courtenay campus, North Island College) where I graduated grade 12 and went on to take college courses in creative writing, Canadian history, American history, world history and political science. Plus a couple others that escape my mind at the moment. Since then I've been writing and have been published locally as well in the lower mainland and internationally on the internet. Topics have ranged from American foreign policy in the Middle East to human interest stories. I'm currently working on a screenplay about a remarkable series of events which took place in Vancouver and Coquitlam many years ago.
I am a Vancouver Canucks fan through-and-through. I've been a Canucks fan pretty-much my entire life. Indeed, the Canucks are so tied to significant events in my life that I recall the Canucks in the 1970s when I was beginning to notice that girls had bumps and curves that were beginning to look a little less silly and a helluva lot more attractive. In 1982 when the Canucks made the finals I cheered King Richard and Harry Snepts with all my heart (I've forgiven you for that giveaway Harold). In 1994 I was on high seas in the Queen Charlotte Strait and yelling at a crew boat skipper to hurry the hell up because game 7 was about to begin. I didn't care if he risked my life in doing so. I had to see the game. 2011 - well many of us went through that together right here.
I like fishing, hunting and Harleys and admittedly do not fit the stereotype of people who are native to the Lower Mainland; that being, tree-hugging liberal hippies. My politics are more centrist than that. Nothing against them personally though. Just don't get between me and a deer.
Mr. Mouth you're encroaching on my name good sir.
As for myself I'm born and bred Edmontonian except for the fact that my parents are both Vancouver natives from birth. As an 83 born person and loving hockey from the age of 3. My favorite team until 1989 was Wayne Gretzky. In 1989 I started watching the Canucks with my Dad with my two most memorable moments as a Canuck fan being in 94 and 11 respectively for two very different reasons. (In 1994 it was watching Game 7 with my brother and I blissfully on the floor cheering on Linden/Bure/etc. and my dad getting so Angry at Terry Gregson that he jumped from his seat about 5 feet behind us landing within a few inches of mine and my brother's head.) 2011 was all about getting a chance to come down and watch Game 2 in Person it involved a Ride from Hell (which included a broken alternator and a 5 hour layover in Kamloops to $600/ticket (4 of us went). Only having a 4 day weekend to squish everything in which made for a hard but great time.)
My Favorite Player growing up was Pavel Bure (I wore the number 10 Pretty much every year of minor hockey) I never hit my growth spurt until I had my 15th birthday but I played the game with reckless abandon. My mother now has been recanting me with how many times she had another parent watch me get leveled or be a 5 foot tall player screening the goalie and having a 6 foot defenseman Cross checking me in the back of the head. My mother was asked "Why do you allow your son to play with kids so much bigger than him?" My mother's answer was the same as my favorite coach said about me "He may only be 5 feet tall but he plays like he is 7 feet." I love the game (still do just no chances to play in my off time).
As for HFBoards I started coming here because I was in a lot of FHLSim leagues (still in 1) then started coming on here. I always try and answer people in here with respect and eventhough I'm a diehard Canuck fan and I do love Vancouver. Edmonton is my home and I will defend it viciously against many that only see it for the rough winters we tend to have.
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