New Van Fan is a web-series that follows the adventures of long-time Canucks fan Dan as he attempts to bring novice Canucks fan Andreas up to speed. The whole thing may or may not be an excuse to point out the inherent silliness of this fanbase — we’re not quite sure. Have an idea for an episode? Suggest it in the comments.
The last time we saw Dan and Andreas, they were working on the finer points of Canucks fandom, such what Keslurking is and how to do it, and how best to deal with the all-consuming despair that comes attached to cheering for this team.
Since then, we’ve decided to add the web-series — which is short, light, and occasionally very clever — as a weekly feature. New “New Van Fan” episodes will debut on PITB on Mondays.
Hey, whaddya know? It’s Monday. So here’s the fourth episode of the show, in which a pop quiz over the greatest Canucks player of all-time leads, inevitably, to Dan and Andreas bickering over exactly who was the greatest Canuck of all-time.
After cycling through a number of lesser lights, including the legendary Jan Bulis, who deserves better to be sandwiched between John Garrett and Geoff Courtnall, Dan finally feeds Andreas a hint. “He was a key player in the ’94 Cup Run.”
“Oh, of course! Pavel Bure!” Andreas says.
“No! He hated playing here!”
“How does that make him not the greatest player?” Andreas asks, poignantly, because he hasn’t been cheering for this team long enough to stop questioning that old, baseless chestnut.
But Dan has. “Okay, rule number one: you have to love the city you play in to be that city’s greatest player!”
Safe to say that doesn’t make any sense, which poor, naive Andreas is foolish enough to point out. When Canucks fans are faced with things that don’t make sense, they tend to make messes, and Dan, expert Canucks fan, is experienced enough to immediately sweep a pile of magazine onto the floor. Another successful interaction between Canucks fans.
Anyway. They’re both wrong. It’s Henrik Sedin.Tags: New Van Fan, Pavel Bure, The YouTubes, videos