18th January, and my first Canuck game in a few years down at the Garage – I was excited! So early this afternoon, I climb up into the old attic and dig out one of my fourty hockey jerseys – my home ‘skate’ jersey with McLean stiched on the back on it is! We arrive nice and early and to catch the warm up, and get nicely settled in. I hadn’t been to GM Place since they put in the new screen, and gave the arena it’s makeover - amazing difference! What an atmosphere to watch our ‘Nucks in!
Standing against the glass during warm up had me feeling like I was ten years old again when I’d go watch the Kings come into town. In total & complete awe of the players, their agility, size & speed – I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. What a terrific feeling!
So despite going 0-4-1 on this five game home stand, and flushing away another point in the shootout tonight, I think this team has turned a corner. They looked better, they played with a lot of heart & determinaton, and they stood up for one another. They look good, and I think we may be in for a pleasant surprise this second half of the season!