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Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

Posted on: June 13, 2011 3:17 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 3:18 pm

You have to give the Stanley Cup Finals this: there is no shortage of drama.

From "biting" fingers to one-goal contests, goalie critiques to the latest: parade planning.

Word started spreading late Sunday and into Monday that Vancouver was beginning the process of planning a parade for the Canucks. This seems to happen every year in every sport and the other team and its fans become incensed at the hubris of their competitors. After all, you can plan a parade on the fly because they're so easy to assemble (I hope you get that sarcasm).

At this point, the origin of the story is simply "NHL sources." The Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa cited them when saying the league rejected Vancouver's bid to sell broadcasting rights for the parade.

As I said, this happens all the time in sports. It happened most recently with the Miami Heat after Game 1 and infamously happened in 2006 to the Mavericks against the Heat. Both times, the teams "planning" lost the championship series.

But much like the criticism of Roberto Luongo's comments about Tim Thomas after Game 5, I really think there's not much here. There's nothing wrong with getting ahead of the eight ball. But it does create another layer of intrigue and can be added to what I'm sure is a full poster board of material in the Bruins locker room.

-- Brian Stubits

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:57 am
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Since: Aug 3, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 2:18 pm

Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

How  Can The Vancouver Canucks sell  Parde Rights when the Parade is Going to Be In Boston 
the only parade Bahstin's gonna host is the gay pride parade

Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 1:33 am

Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

Why Would The Canucks Be Selling Rights For A Parade In BOSTON  !  Makes no Sense  LMAO

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:10 am

Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

WARNING..... The author, Stubits is a Tacoma, WA... Paciic NW, Canuck guy.... so, of course this isn't a big deal to him.

Typical CBS blog-bias... what's next Stubits, you going to write about how awesome the Canes will be next year (Miami grad too)? 

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:05 am

Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

Was`nt that compelling, that big ahole got chased from the net yet again!! Hahahaahahaha take that loooongone!! GO B`S GO!!!

Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 11:48 pm

Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

Your comments are not on. Blindside hits ruin sports and as great a player as Lemiuex was, he was as big a complainer as they get.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 10:15 pm

Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

These parade stories are always way overblown. You cant just plan the thing after you win it.  Boston probably is starting to plan one to, You know just in case but its better to try and keep it under wraps

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 9:29 pm

Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

i remember hearing how the north stars were starting to get fitted for their rings back when they were playing the pens.  too bad they didn't win a game after that story broke and Mario skated with Lord Stanley.  i'm not a big B's fan (IMO, they are whinny crybabies when someone hits one of their players hard), but i'd rather see them with the cup than Van.

Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2011 7:28 pm

Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

What a ridiculous article.   Only an idiot would be naive enought to think that ONLY Vancouver is planning a parade.  BOTH teams will have had discussions with their local city governments about dates, routes, security, etc. for a parade.  These are two major cities with fans in the 100,000s that would turn out for a Stanley Cup celebration.  Do we really think that local governments are not aware that their teams are in the Finals and the possibility of a Stanely Cup parade with that kind of turn out exists?  You do not shut down major streets and traffic arteries without a plan.  Surprisingly, implementing plans require planning . .  and the in these cases, planning beyond one or two days notice.  I would guess that there are multiple routes being discussed based on various factors (date of event, security, on-going construction, etc.)

Let's stop manufacturing issues . . . when we can debate why a guy who has given up only 6 goals in 5 games feels any need to respond the insinuation/fact that his style has contributed to an OT winner and Game 5 winner.  Both teams have clowns and those clowns have given us more than enough grist for the mill.  Great when teams have a legit hate on . .  Chicago v. Vancouver has been stellar for three years, and now Vancouver can add Boston to a must-see match up each year.    Should be a compelling Game 6.

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:58 pm

Have Canucks begun planning victory parade?

Bunch of pompus aholes, GO B`S GO!!!! Don`t count your chickens before they hatch, jackwagons!!!

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