New Van Fan, season 2: Trade Deadline 2014

It’s trade deadline 2014, and this one’s a little different than we’re used to. In recent years, the Canucks have been looking to add at the deadline, to pad an already dangerous roster and hopefully patch any holes and leave the team prepared for a lengthy playoff run.

This time around, that’s not on the table. Instead, after a disastrous season the Canucks are looking to “re-tool”, in the words of Mike Gillis, with Roberto Luongo already gone, and the likes of Ryan Kesler and Alex Edler on the block.

But considering the events of this season, or the fact that Gillis was the architect of them, fans aren’t all that confident that he’s the guy to make these moves and chart the Canucks’ course for the future. Among those fans: Dan and Andreas, the stars of our favourite webseries, “New Van Fan”. But rather than sit around and fret, the two fans have a drafted a letter to Gillis, just to make sure their best interests are kept in mind. It is, as with everyone else they do, quite funny:

Does Pittsburgh own the moon? That’s a good question.

Anyway. Safe to say they represent more fans than just the two of them.


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.

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