Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/7/13
Rivalry? Says who? It’s not a rivalry until the other teams goon rips off a jersey, shreds an under shirt and a little bit of hair is pulled. That’s right, for those of you who missed the obvious reference; it was a game in Chicago in 2009 that really started the Canucks and Blackhawks rivalry. 4 years later and not quite the playoff history the Canucks and Blackhawks have, the Canucks and Sharks are looking a lot more like enemies than friends. Of course that could be said about any team, I mean you don’t really see two opposing teams star players skating past center during the pregame warm up holding hands. But even though the Canucks and the Sharks have had some spirited matches, both regular season and in the playoffs, I can’t help but feel this hasn’t hit full-fledged rivalry status yet. What’s it going to take for that to happen? Is this powder keg one Mr. Ed reference away from going off? Unlikely, but it could. I mean, the Chicago one that was started in 2009 kind of came ...
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