Top 25 Favorite Canucks Of All-Time - #4
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09-27-2012, 04:27 PM
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Dave Tiger Williams was a popular player for the team the fans and team mates respected him for giving 100 percent every game
I dunno he did have a penchant for taking rally killing bad penalties an awful lot.
Anyway, I voted Smyl this time around, but I realize that it's going to be a long time before he gets in. Too bad, though... no player the Canucks ever had did more with less than he did.
Unfortunately, this poll is going to end up being the a "favourite Canuck right now" list rather than a "favourite Canuck all-time" list, as many here are too young to remember the older players.
As an example, for the better part of a bad decade, Harold Snepsts was
in Vancouver (Game 1 of the '82 SCF, notwithstanding). He was a solid, tough defender with a certain odd charisma that appealed to the fans. If you didn't see it, I can't really describe it. Bieksa would be our closest approximation these days, except Bieksa has always come off as a bit of an azzhole (not necessarily in a bad way) and has never had the entire stadium chanting his name the way that crowds did with HAAA-ROLLD. Hell, when Snespts played in St. Louis and Detroit, the crowds did it there too. He was one of a kind and in his heyday, I've never seen a more popular Canuck... okay, maybe Linden and Bure.
That all said, I'll bet he'll be lucky to make the Top 15 in this poll, and will probably end up behind guys like Bieksa, Ruutu and Bertuzzi... which is a shame.
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