Are the Vancouver Canucks Canada’s team? Long-time Wuxi China Expat from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Norbert Froese says they aren’t. Said Froese, "While the Canucks do play in Canada. One has to remember that Canada has a province called Ontario which contains fans of the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs. The mere fact that Canada contains Ontario makes it hard to think of Canada as one unified country. The fact that Ontario has the the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs shows that that province doesn’t contain hockey fans, or at least fans of good hockey."
Froese, now an English Teacher and government functionary in the Wuxi China Expatdom has never given up his loyalty to the Canucks. He says he was a Canucks Fan thirty years before the team came into existence because of a prophecy he received from Buddhist sage. He now sees himself as a bit of a Vancouver Canucks missionary and mystic. He claims to have the biggest Vancouver Canucks Shrine in all of Asia in his apartment. He further boasted that in his time in China, he has converted three hundred million people, including all the good hearted Wuxi Expats, to the Vancouver Canucks religion.
Said Froese, "The Vancouver Canucks are more properly said to be the team of the Wuxi China Expatdom for that is where most of their loyal followers now live. I expect crowds in the hundreds of millions to converge at Harry Moore Squares Gold, Platinum, and Deluxe, as well as at the intersection of Renmin and Zhongshan roads to celebrate the Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup victory!"
Asked if he was worried that maybe the Boston Bruins or the Tampa Bay Lightning might win the Stanley Cup Final, Froese had a good hearty laugh and said that in his discussion with the Gods, he was told that the Canucks, the team of Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Wuxi China Expatdom will not lose, for that is what the Gods desire.