Originally Posted by Cat Smasher
If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing.
I'm not trying to be that close minded. But the point I'm trying to make is the Canucks have never won a Stanley Cup. Yes, I understand there are 12 other current NHL teams that haven't won a cup either. So I'm not trying to single them out specifically. But, I find it hard to label a team as "successful" when they have never won the ultimate goal in their entire existence.
If you want to say the Canucks have been a successful team throughout the regular season for the last several years, that's fine. No argument from me there. If you want to say the Canucks are one of the better teams in the league currently, I won't argue that either.
But as a whole, the Canucks aren't "hated" due to them being a "successful team". They haven't achieved the ultimate level of success. There are many reasons why they are hated. None of which have anything to do with "success". That belief or reasoning is complete nonsense.