Regardless of what their fanbases think of each other, it’s a reach to claim the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks have a rivalry to speak of. After all, how can you have a rivalry when one team has beaten the other 10 straight times spanning a 10-year period?
Ryan Kesler and the Sedin brothers are the only players on either team who played the last time the Leafs beat the Canucks — a 2-1 victory Nov. 24, 2003. To emphasize the one-sidedness of this stretch, only one of the past 10 games went beyond regulation.
This recent history adds special significance to tonight’s Leafs-Canucks matchup in Vancouver and is all the more reason for you to join Adam Proteau at 7p.m. EST when he takes over The Hockey News’ Twitter account for our latest #THNLive event, sponsored by the ScotiaHockey NHL debit card. Adam will provide running commentary during the game, interact with @TheHockeyNews followers and give them the opportunity to enter to win the beauty of a jersey you see at the top of this post.
At some point during Adam’s three hours of entertaining and informative tweets, he’ll explain how you can become the proud owner of a signed Toronto Maple Leafs Doug Gilmour jersey. Some lucky fan is going to have to make the difficult decision of whether to wear this jersey or frame it.
So follow @TheHockeyNews on Twitter if you’re not already and make sure to use the #THNLive hashtag while interacting with Adam tonight. Join us to see if the Leafs can break their 10-year “Canucks Curse” and maybe you’ll score yourself a “killer” jersey.