Saturday, December 18, 2010


I can't say the actual game was extremely exciting although it was enjoyable, it was more the festivities surrounding the game. First thing to say is, the Canucks organization really knows how to throw a fan appreciation night! After giving away prizes like Apple iPads, PS3, trips to anywhere in North America, and the jerseys of the back, it's evident that the Canucks have really stepped up their appreciation from previous years. Although I wasn't able to get my hands on any of the prizes above, I was able to score 3 pretty cool memories from the game.

I'll start with the commemorative gift they handed out to everybody at the game. It was a little bit of a disappointment, but nonetheless a nice thought. It's a game dated "Fan Appreciation Night" puck, take a look:

Not a bad start...but what I found more exciting than anything was a simple t-shirt I won at the game. Yes, a t-shirt excited me. I'm not sure what other NHL teams do at intermissions, but the Canucks have this rocket contraption they built to shoot out about 10 free t-shirts each game. I found myself minding my own business when a t-shirt was flung right into my chest (I wish I could say I did it on purpose). Pretty cool reward to get thrown into my lap. 

Finally, we get to the REALY good stuff. I try my best to show up as early as I can to each game I go to and this time I got in right when the gates opened. While walking to my section I spot Dave Babych sitting down ready to meet the first 150 people to arrive at the game. I was number 7 in line! He was a super nice guy (he still has that crazy mustache) and I was honored to meet him!

He signed a jumbo card personally to me, and also signed my jersey! It was great to have a memorable d-man from probably the most memorable era of the Canucks; 1994! It really makes a signature 10 times better when you actually meet the guy and shake his hand! Thanks a ton Mr. Babych!

Michael's Rating: 8.5