So here I was, grinding my teeth away in rage because I’d just watched and written about Tanbir Rana’s awesome setup video for Saturday night’s tilt between the Bruins and the Canucks. I had every intention of being angry and staying angry until Sunday morning. And then the Canucks had to go and ruin everything by sending me a Christmas card!
I think we can all agree that it’s tough to harbour unhappy feelings after seeing an image like this:
It’s a pretty great card. I mean, sure, there’s no money in it, which is lame, and it won’t top the surprise Beyonce album as far as cool things I got today, but it does feature more photos of the team in ugly Christmas sweaters, and that’ll do.
Plus there’s this video, which is pretty fun. It features awkwardness, and Alex Burrows attempting to pronounce the aitches in “Happy Holidays”. He does not succeed.
The twins saying “Happy holidays, Canucks fans” in tandem is a little creepy, though. It feels like it should be followed by “Come and play with us, Harrison.”
And finally, there’s a letter from Uncle Mike, a.k.a Michael D. Gillis, Canucks GM and president:
From all of us in the Vancouver Canucks family, happy holidays to the best fans in the NHL. Thank you for your passion and support for our team. We couldn’t do what we do without fans like you standing with us.
At the start of the season, we talked about the need for change. We brought on John Tortorella as head coach, and Torts has set off a shift in culture and character that has had immediate and positive impact on our team. We vow to bring this heart, hustle, and accountability to every game.
As the calendar draws to a close, we’re looking forward to some big events in 2014: The Tim Horton’s NHL Heritage Classic™, a special Olympic Tribute; and Henrik Sedin’s 1000th game. We’re also gearing up, of course, for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
On behalf of everyone at Canucks Sports & Entertainment, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season! See you at Rogers Arena in 2014.
Finally, there’s this photo, which is pretty much the best gift we could ever ask for:
Christmas. You’re doing it right, Canucks.
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