Saturday, March 10, 2007

This place needed a Canucks fan...

Hi all! New member here, but a long time lurker. I've been watching this blog since I've started seriously blogging about hockey, and for a while the 2 Canucks posters positions were filled so I haven't jumped the gun and applied to be a member. ANYWAY! The questionnaire!

1. Where you're from, what you do - basic things.
Originally from the Philippines, but moved to Vancouver in March 2000. Currently a student in UBC, studying Computer Science (and Vancouver Canucks 101).

2. Your team and why you like them.
Vancouver Canucks. And it's hard to explain... well not really. Not only were they the home team, at the time I started watching hockey/NHL, they were playing pretty darn exciting hockey, when the Naslund-Cassels/Morrison-Bertuzzi line started heating it up. It wasn't too difficult to get into the game and the team when it was really offfensive, and they were winning.

3. Your least favourite team and why?
Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs... Do I need a reason why? Well, a lot of the Calgary hate stemmed from the 2003-2004 playoff series, and the division rivalry between the Canucks and the Flames just heated up since then, and the Toronto hate I think just came naturally.

4. Your favourite player of all time & now?
I didn't begin watching hockey until 2000-2001, so all time would be Markus Naslund.

Now, I would still say Markus Naslund, but to be fair, Willie Mitchell and Sami Salo are tied in 2nd spot. As for favorite non-Canuck, it's Ilya Kovalchuk.

5. If you had to punch one hockey player or member of the NHL organisation, who and why?
Taylor Pyatt. He just seems punchable and pokeable, not cause I hate him... Or do I?

6. What you'll be looking forward in this group blog.
Being able to interact and talk hockey with other female hockey fans.

7. What you don't like in general?
In the hockey world, when "fans" say ______________ is a bad Captain because (insert reason: he is in a slump, he's not vocal on camera, doesn't show emotion when scoring, etc) when they don't even know how he is off the ice (i.e. in the lockerroom).

8. What role do female fans play in keeping the game alive?
They bring a different sort of emotion to the game, the sort that sometimes humanizes how the game is played. Of course, females can also be as rabid, sometimes even more, as their male counterparts when it comes to cheering for their favorite team, but most of the time, to female fans, there's more to the game than stats.

9. What role do female fans play in picking heroes for the community?
As I said before, female fans pay attention to the game beyond the stats. More often than not, they pay attention to what players do off the ice, and sometimes this raises their awareness of the different contributions that the team and the players give to their community. Not only do the acknowledge their greatness on the ice, they also promote (especially female fans with kids or younger siblings) their greatness off the ice.

10. Hockey just isn't the same without ... hitting.

11. If you were on a deserted island, which player would you pick to stay with you?
Willie Mitchell! He just seems like a fun guy to be around with. He's just naturally cheerful, and I'm naturally cheerful, so we can be both naturally optimistic about being on a deserted island.

12. Crosby, Ovechkin or Phaneuf (hey he tried!)?
Ovechkin. He's great and entertaining on and off the ice.

13. The player you'd like to take for a grand night out/a movie/a boring event
Grand night out: Willie Mitchell!
Movie: Willie Mitchell!
Boring event: Willie Mitchell!

14. If you could make your own team, regardless of whatever players, what would it be called and where will it be/how would it be like?
I'll start another team in Canada... I'll threaten Bettman if I have to, but damn it, I will have another team in Canada. Don't know what I'll name it yet, but I just know that it will get awesome fan support from the crazy, passionate hockey fans in Canada. :3 And we'll make the playoffs and Stanley Cup finals on our first year. :D


Paige said...

Wow, you really like Willie Mitchell! Welcome! ;)

Bethany said...