Found March 10, 2013 on State of Hockey News:
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  In a sick, twisted way, I love Vancouver Canucks fans.  There is no other fanbase in hockey that is this manic.  Not even Toronto or Montreal fans are this crazy.  See, at least in those two cities, that fans have reasons to be as off-kilter as they are.  They have the storied history,  and the Stanley Cups to match it.  Vancouver, not so much.  Canucks fans live in this bubble, where they seriously think every year, they're going to win the Cup.  It doesn't matter that they've choked in epic fashion, time after time.  Every pre-season, they'll tell you that THIS is the year that they're going to go all the way, and why they're better than last year.  Well fans of other teams around the league, just laugh and shake their heads.   Now this season, Canucks fans have been dealing with the saga of Roberto Luongo.  Some get nostalgic, and want to keep Lou.  Most want him gone.  Of course, we have yet to see any deal that sends him anywhere.  I honestly d...
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