Today is the last day of the 2016-2017 NHL season. And it is time again for me to bring up the Curse of Michael Buble. Many ask, how could the Vancouver Canucks fall from such graces as getting to the 7th game of the NHL finals a few years ago and then turn into the unmitigated disaster that they have become the last 6 seasons since that 2011 final. Even Don Cherry has no clue.
But us insiders know the truth. It all comes down to the triple curse placed on the team by yours truly after Michael Buble said the bandwagon was too small for Canada to chear for his Canucks and that we should get our own team. I think Michael Buble needs to give me a call and have me remove the curse. With results like those below, what do you think?
2011 – They lost in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals after the curse was enacted before game 7.
2012 – They were a one seed and lost in 5 games to the lowly 8th seeded Los Angeles Kings.
2013 – They were a 3 seed and lost in 4 straight to the 6th seeded San Jose Sharks.
2014 – They missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2007-2008 season
2015 – They were the second seed in the Pacific division and lost in 6 games in the first round to the lower ranked Calgary Flames.
2016 – They finished 2nd last in the Western Conference missing the playoffs
2017 – They missed the playoffs and will finish the season as one of the worst 2 or 3 teams in the Western Conference
The triple curse.
ACK ACK ACK! SIX SIX SIX, Number of the Beast! Noonan!!
And so seven straight years of hockey misery sits firmly on the shoulders of the crooner.