Not everyone wants the Canucks to stay in the playoffs

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The CBC and other media outlets have been picking up the story of how local bars, restaurants and pretty much every business with a television and cable is seeing an increase in business thanks to the Canucks playoff run. The Province is reporting business is up over 23% during the Canucks playoff games [vp]. From The Province:

Ian Tostenson, president and CEO of the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association, said fans’ hunger for playoff hockey is only matched by their hunger for munchies.

“The Vancouver Canucks not only drive our hearts, but they are also driving the wallet of the consumer, and that is great for our industry,” he said. “We thank the Canucks for their commitment, because their success is directly linked to the incremental success of the restaurant industry.”

Which is good for the food service industry but not really for other forms of entertainment. The Vancouver Whitecaps home opener fell on the same night as a Canucks game and Swangard Stadium was far emptier than usual. Movie theatres nearly always see a downturn in business during playoff runs as well. Though nobody is going to come out and say it, a lot of businesses probably would not mind if the Canucks got dumped out of the playoffs in the second round.

Anyone willing to brave the scorn of the internet and come out against the Canucks? Do so in the comments and I’ll give you a no-prize.

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