Canucks Fans, which era do you prefer?
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08-17-2012, 06:05 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Lou should be mentioned in the current era and Tiger with the Brodeur era. Tiger almost had his sweater retired if it weren't for my hero, Bob Manno.
I think of four other eras before the '82 cup run era:
Blight/Lever/McIlhargey era - last of the old sweaters- introduction of WHA expansion teams - end of the goon era. Not a great era but it had tons of character with Jack in charge. Hanlon could almost be included in this era as his term her was short lived.
Gary Smith era - our first winning seasons. Painfully short when "suitcase" decided to make a statement about AG Sr.'s wife at a party.
Talon/Kurtenbach/New Franchise era - growing pains but a goon squad. Notable for picking up Pat Quinn off waivers who just took out Orr in the '69 playoffs.
WHL era - when the team was probably the best it would be until the '90's
for what its worth Wikipedia lists
2 Team history
2.1 1967–1970: NHL application
2.2 1970–82: Early years
2.3 1982 Stanley Cup run
2.4 1982–94: Decline and resurgence
2.5 1994 Stanley Cup run
2.7 2001–05: "West Coast Express" years
2.8 2005–10: Post-lockout
2.9 2010–2011: 40th anniversary season
2.9.1 2011 Stanley Cup run
2.9.2 2011-12: Consecutive Presidents' Trophies
with the WHL Canucks being listed as part of the "hockey background"
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