Whenever I think of Chicago

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Tonight Vancouver play Chicago and by doing so, bring back some of our fondest memories as Canuck fans.

I remember the 2011 series fondly and it brings back a small percentage of the knots in my stomach but also the relief of the OT goal.

Being in Australia, it was nigh on impossible to catch a feed of the game, especially at work. The game was played earlier in the day and as I pretended to do spreadsheets, I tuned into Team 1040.

I tuned the corporate world out while I listened to the entrance and the anthems.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKa7jQVW0ko]


The game got under way, the crowd was pumping. After only a few minutes, Burrows scored, I banged my fist on the desk. First step to a win.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_L4TIcpwCo]


This is a huge game, the crowd is into it, Canucks and Hawks fans the world over feeling the pressure, tied 1-1.

We head to OT. I am standing up behind my desk now. Need to do something. Possibly going to have a panic attack or something. My colleagues ask what’s wrong. I said, “Game 7, overtime”.

I don;t remember anything leading up the the goal, I didn’t think Burrows was going to score.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmoqnNkUbAk]


I yelped and blurted out yes. The whole office looked at me. I sat down and got misty eyed. We had done it. This is what hockey was about. The greatest game in the world.

I was on cloud nine for the next few days, then I got to relive it again with the CBC HNIC intro

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37SIQDoowDw]


This is what I think of when we play Chicago. I think of one of our great victories. The greatest obstacle we had to over come at that time, and we did it.

Makes you proud to be a Canuck.

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Myles Harris
Never quite liking Australian sport, Myles fell in love with Hockey when he fell in love with his Canadian. His first Canucks game sealed the deal. Myles loves this graceful hard arsed game and loves even more the only team in sports that can bring him to tears. We are all Canucks.
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  • Angry Canadian

    Dammit Myles you got me misty eyed again…what a great game that was.
    I, too, was pretending to work, and when Burr scored, the whole floor went nuts. And that’s when I started thinking & planning about heading to Vancouver for the SCF…
    Nothing like that on the line today, of course, but any day we can beat the Blackhawks is a good day.

  • I don’t remember where I was going that night, but I know I was straightening my hair ( I’m super lazy, only do it when I’m going out somewhere), I was watching some stream online, when Burr scored, I screamed then cried! I was so happy, it was such a relief.

  • Blake

    Lucky for me I was living in Vancouver at the time. Amazing scenes one if my favourite sporting moments of all time.