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Embrace The Hate Wrap Up

It's been quite a week, hasn't it Canucks fans? We're seeing bile and vitriol being spewed at the boys in blue & green (and the fans) at levels that are rapidly approaching 2011 levels. Here's a wrap up of some of the most awesome irrational, nonsensical, bizarre and just plain stupid Canucks hate of the last week on Twitter.

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(sticktap to Beantown Canuck for the pic)

Congrats to the Seattle Seahawks, who hung on against the San Francisco 49'ers to win the NFC Championship for a berth in the Superbowl against the Denver Broncos. But wait, what does this have to do with the Canucks? We're still trying to figure this out...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Weird that I have a love h8 relationship with the <a href="https://twitter.com/Seahawks">@Seahawks</a>? Great because they&#39;re <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SEAHAWKS&amp;src=hash">#SEAHAWKS</a>, but despise because so close to the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canucks&amp;src=hash">#Canucks</a></p>&mdash; Kevin Rawlley (@iam_KEVO) <a href="https://twitter.com/iam_KEVO/statuses/425145433258995712">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>might lose some friends here but&#10;seahawks fans = canucks fans?</p>&mdash; Phil Hiscock, CSCS (@BPsportstrain) <a href="https://twitter.com/BPsportstrain/statuses/425258027810189313">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If you are a <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canucks&amp;src=hash">#Canucks</a> fan AND a <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Seahawks&amp;src=hash">#Seahawks</a> fan AND support Sherman, YOU are a scumbag too!</p>&mdash; Stephen Dyrgas (@stephendyrgas) <a href="https://twitter.com/stephendyrgas/statuses/425123205238378496">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Seattle Canucks, Vancouver Seahawks. Team &amp; fans, It&#39;s all the same. Entitlement and obnoxious fans go hand in hand.</p>&mdash; Elvis Fielder (@JCslider) <a href="https://twitter.com/JCslider/statuses/425114752562368512">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The level of anger is hysterical...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>FUCK YOU SEAHAWKS, YOU ARROGANT FUCKS, THE CANUCKS OF THE NFL.</p>&mdash; PJ (@pammyJ79) <a href="https://twitter.com/pammyJ79/statuses/425098279538266112">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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and the winner, from Ann Frazier of Fear The Fin who exposes the deep-seeded neurosis that is plaguing a number of hockey fans these days:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Screw the Seahawks they&#39;re all dirty players who pay the refs and are Canucks fans and like Macklemore</p>&mdash; Ann Frazier (@annfrazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/annfrazi/statuses/425093286798188546">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Yes, the Seahawks are terrible people who bribed the officials, like a hockey team you hate and have terrible taste in music. They're the ones who should feel shame, right?

Meanwhile, since you probably didn't hear about it, there was a bit of an incident during the Canucks/Flames game Saturday night. People on Twitter responded with the kind of thoughtful, coherent and level-headed analysis Twitter is known for:

Loved this exchange between TO radio guy Greg Brady and Flames 'Journalist' Eric Francis:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pure cowardice from Giordano hammering Burrows. Guy&#39;s playing with a broken jaw....didn&#39;t throw a punch. Nice &quot;code&quot;.</p>&mdash; Greg Brady (@bradyfan590) <a href="https://twitter.com/bradyfan590/statuses/424745241745580033">January 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/bradyfan590">@bradyfan590</a> ya, like Burrows would never break a &quot;code&quot; like that. Code doesn&#39;t apply for players like Burrows</p>&mdash; Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) <a href="https://twitter.com/EricFrancis/statuses/424746650804822016">January 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Nothing better than seeing a journalist call for a deliberate injury on a player. Which reminds me, we'll probably have a ton of these from tomorrow's game against the Oilers...

And our buddy Jason Botchford at the Province is probably still all broken up over this...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/botchford">@botchford</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MattTaylor365">@MattTaylor365</a> you&#39;re blocked.</p>&mdash; Andrew Walker (@FAN590Walker) <a href="https://twitter.com/FAN590Walker/statuses/424749160383127552">January 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I don't think you can justify John Tortorella's actions at the end of the first period. He blew it, and deserves a suspension for that. But it's pretty obvious why he was so angry. The Flames were the clear aggressors in the incident, and anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of the game could see that, right? (Well apart from PJ Stock, anyway)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>John Tortorella needs to not only kept his team disciplined but himself. His actions last night were absolutely despicable. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canucks&amp;src=hash">#Canucks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Flames&amp;src=hash">#Flames</a></p>&mdash; Lauren (@ferckeln) <a href="https://twitter.com/ferckeln/statuses/425047459224514560">January 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>i know the flames pulled a cheap shot last nite but i hate the canucks so much that i am ok with it</p>&mdash; Q-Dawg (@QdawgGitDaMoney) <a href="https://twitter.com/QdawgGitDaMoney/statuses/424996142359670784">January 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Speaking of over-reactions...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Vancouver Canucks coach attacks the Calgary Flames? He should be arrested and lose his job. That&#39;s what happens in &#39;real life&#39;.</p>&mdash; Susan MacRae (@whitefox_ca) <a href="https://twitter.com/whitefox_ca/statuses/425043927129804801">January 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This one was my favorite. Won't someone please think about Her Majesty, The Queen!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23canucks&amp;src=hash">#canucks</a> v <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23flames&amp;src=hash">#flames</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canada&amp;src=hash">#Canada</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nhl&amp;src=hash">#nhl</a> disgrace to th commonwealth. chaingang these children &amp; get em picking up litter. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23embarrassmenttoCanada&amp;src=hash">#embarrassmenttoCanada</a></p>&mdash; . (@GREEDYBATESOUT) <a href="https://twitter.com/GREEDYBATESOUT/statuses/425011477444304896">January 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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We'll have lots of post-suspension reaction/outrage today, as we prepare for what should be more of the same as the Canucks head to Edmonton tomorrow.