Today marks the beginning of a new NHL hockey regular season. Now as a fan of the game, and of course my local sports team, the Vancouver Canucks, it has been an up and down love affair. I suppose that comes with supporting any sports teams. The last season for the Canucks was, lets just say, not the greatest season they have had in a number of years. You hope at least your team makes the playoffs and that just didn't happen. Not only did it not happen, it didn't happen in a blaze of glory (not in a good way).
As with any sports team a new season generates a new sense of hopefulness, a sense of renewal, of “this is going to be our year”. Though with the Canucks they tend to have a large group of supporters that seem to come on and off the bandwagon with contiunued regularity. Usually around the playoffs you see the increased sense of support in the streets by the fans. This year though, on opening day of the regular season, I noticed a number of people sporting Vancouver Canucks jerseys. Its really nice to see that kind of excitement about the upcoming season that I just hadn't seen in years past.
The odd thing is that about 90% of the people I see wearing the jerseys are women. Why is that? Is that just my old school sterotyping, thinking that it should be mostly men wearing the jerseys? Maybe there is a growing number of women now supporting the team that wasn't there in the past?
Well in any case I would like to wish the @VanCanucks a great year!