Report: Canucks Team Execs Verbally Abused By ‘Hawks Fans

CHICAGO (CBS) — Towards the end of the Chicago Blackhawks’ 7-2 rout of the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, both teams participated in a few physical and verbal skirmishes on the ice. And according to a report, it was similar in the stands.

According to Tony Gallagher, of the Vancouver newspaper The Province, several members of the Vancouver management team were seated directly above Blackhawks fans in the 300 level. And according to Gallagher, as the Blackhawks started to pull away on the ice, the fans hurled insults at the Canucks executives using, as Gallagher states, “the most foul language one might imagine.”

“We took it for a couple of periods before somebody got fed up and said, ‘Why don’t you shut up and go back to your mother’s basement?’ and of course that really got them going,” Laurence Gilman told Gallagher. “It’s pretty tiring hearing that over a long night.”

The booth inhabited by the by the members of the Vancouver organization, according to Gallagher, is normally used for the visiting radio broadcast and apparently similar interactions were common among fans and former Canucks color commentator Tom Larscheid.

  • buzz2422

    yea, they are doing that because they dont want any non-hawks fans there

  • Linda

    Just another fine example of Chicago Blackhawk fans. No respect for the National Anthem no respect for other people no respect for themselves. Never mind back to the basement, they should be under the basement. If you can’t act like a responsible adult and be gracious in victory, STAY HOME!! Don’t embarass the team and the city and yourselves.

    • Jeff

      I agree with Linda totally right .. We need to show our patriotism and show respect. Blackhawk fans are animals ..s

      • mac

        you’re adopted Jeff, you’re parents don’t love you.

    • KT

      From the US Code:

      Is it disrespectful to the song/country/flag though? According to Title 36 of the United States Code:

      171. Conduct during playing

      During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should render the military salute at the first note of the anthem and retain this position until the last note. When the flag is not displayed, those present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed there.

      Having stated the above, I too join in the fray during the National Anthem…

    • Brad

      Linda you have no clue what you’re talking about. I am a Hawks season ticket holder and I can tell you those fans have nothing BUT respect for the National Anthem. Do I look down on you for the way you choose to celebrate the Anthem, no, so don’t look down on me. You may want to be well informed on a subject before you choose to comment on it.

      • jeffrey

        Can’t we all just get along !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Matt

      Linda your dumb-as-ass, you must be a Red Wings fan!!!

    • dan

      No respect for the NA? You’re extremely incorrect. I respect it so much I must scream and clap because I am so Damn proud. I hate it at other events because I can’t show my pride.

    • Metallicat

      Linda you are an idiot. If you knew anything about the history of why the fans go crazy for the anthem it was during the Gulf War during the All Star game. So please know what you are talking about you stupid biatch.

      • Nap Tandy

        Actually, it started during the Civil War.

      • Adam Zach

        Actually it started way before the Gulf war

    • MannyD

      you must not be familiar with CHICAGO BLACKHAWK HOCKEY! nobody does the anthem like we do. if you don’t like it go catch a baseball or something

  • Mark Toman

    Why can’t people just cheer for their team and not be jerks? They make the whole city look bad!

    • Cameltoe Rancher

      But how dumb can a executive be to add fuel to the fire & respond to their words? Meatballs or not, don’t hold up a big target and shout back at them.

  • Adam Zach


  • Denver Deadite

    In other news, a new survey of hockey fans shows that Canucks fans are the whiniest whiners in the sport.

    • Dean Farley

      AMEN brother!

  • Dean Farley

    Really, noone beat them up in the parking lot after the game… oh wait… this isn’t the west coast.

    You wanna talk about respect for the Anthem? you never hear any Hawks fans booing and disrespecting the Canadian anthem when it’s sung. Go back to game 3 in Vancouver a year ago… Canucks fans booing during the singing of the American National Anthem. Have you noticed CSN no longer starts away game broadcasts in Canada before the anthems now?

    These guys are lucky it was only verbal, back in the day I can remember sometimes there was more fights in the stands than on the ice in the ‘old barn’.

    • KT

      Actually I have been at a Hawks game when the fans did boo during the Canadian National Anthem which is kind of ironic, and disrespectful, since the majority of the Blackhawk players are from Canada

  • Jake

    Is there anything Vancouver doesn’t whine about?

  • mac

    “the most foul language in the province”… suck it up

  • ADAM


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