Last night some of the Ontario-resident NMers got together at a downtown Toronto bar to watch the Canucks fantastic come-from-behind win over the Calgary Flames. Apparently Ryan Kesler decided to KeslerBomb us. What a douche.
It was a great night, meeting and hanging out with fellow Canucks fans and dropping nicknames like "Keslord" and "FUSweden" without drawing blank stares or dirty looks. After the jump, a couple more pics and a little more about the evening.
The crew: nucksandpucks (me); spriteofice; outsidethewall; outsidethewall's roommate; TDot_Canuck; Canucks86 (clockwise from left)
Yes, we all have real names; and no, we did not call each other by our SB Nation user-names all night. It was a small, but solid and boisterous crew - we yelled loudly and high-fived at the good parts (DANK!!!), and yelled loudly and swore at the crappy parts (SON OF SAM!!! *facepalm*). And we may have put away a few pints.
We were close to representing each era of Canucks jerseys - we just needed a Flying Skate to complete the collection. Next time...
And one more shot of the T-Dot crew (I took this one, thus vastly increasing the overall aesthetic appeal of the image). It was a great first meet-up, and I hope there will be more to follow come playoff time. I know a lot of people couldn't make it (we had a few last-minute travel arrangement issues that unfortunately meant some people couldn't join us) so hopefully next time it will be an even more enthusiastic gang of rowdy Nucks fans!
Thanks to everyone who came out, and for those of you who couldn't make it I hope to meet you down the road - 10:00 PM face-off times be damned!