By no means a uninteresting day with these Vancouver Canucks.
One evening after new coach Rick Tocchet heard some boos at dwelling when he was launched throughout his debut — he joked that his center identify was ‘Lou’ after a win over the lowly Chicago Blackhawks — one other distinctive crowd scene performed out for the workforce on Wednesday in Seattle throughout a recreation in opposition to the Kraken.
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With the second-year franchise in agency management of its recreation in opposition to the Canucks, followers began chanting ‘Bruce, there it’s’ — the identical cheer Canucks followers made in style throughout former coach Bruce Boudreau’s time with the workforce.
Boudreau acquired emotional when he heard that chant throughout his remaining two video games in Vancouver final weekend — with followers exhibiting assist for a coach who was rumoured to be at risk of dropping his job for months. Boudreau lifted the spirits of Canucks followers final 12 months when he took over the floundering workforce in mid-season and helped Vancouver make a late cost for a playoff spot earlier than finally falling brief — however the success didn’t proceed this 12 months.
The Kraken, in the meantime, went on to beat the Canucks 6-1 on Wednesday — with Tocchet calling his workforce ‘smooth’ afterward.
There was some debate afterward about whether or not it was principally Kraken followers trolling the Canucks with the mantra or if it was visiting Canucks followers making their displeasure recognized. It very effectively might have been a mixture, too.
Regardless, the Kraken (28-14-5) are actually tied for prime spot within the Pacific Division — 20 factors forward of the Canucks, who suffered their first loss in opposition to Seattle.
The rivalry now has a little bit of juice, although it should get to a brand new stage if the groups are each competing for a playoff spot.
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