Monday, September 17, 2007

They Are All Canucks Too

I thought this piece deserved a separate post (Cleve Dheensaw, Victoria Times Colonist):
After yesterday's annual Blue-White intra-squad game, captain Markus Naslund wanted to thank the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre capacity crowd of 7,006 and went looking for a microphone in the penalty box only to discover there wasn't one. Legendary GM Place public-address announcer and Victoria-raised John Ashbridge, who used to skate at the old Memorial Arena, had the microphone high above the stands in the media box.

So Naslund instead gestured to the Canucks players and they waved their sticks at the crowd in appreciation and skated off to a rousing ovation.

"I was going to thank the fans because it's been a great four, five days," said Naslund. "It's been awesome and the welcome here in Victoria has been overwhelming and hopefully we get a chance to come back. It's unreal for us to see the following the Canucks have around B.C. You can tell that all of B.C. is following us."
The Canucks' following around this province never ceases to amaze me.

Great job, Victoria!

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:53 AM


At September 17, 2007 3:12 PM, Anonymous GZ Expat said...

And a great following in China too...well...at least there is me!

Naslund is a class act, for sure.

At September 18, 2007 5:21 AM, Anonymous Sternip said...

From what I heard he is a genuinely nice guy, it's not just an act


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