Canucks owner responds to fan blowback for DJ miscue

Nov 29 2018, 7:27 am

The new Canucks DJ learned a valuable lesson on Tuesday.

Never play Chelsea Dagger ever again.

It doesn’t matter how catchy the song is, it belongs to the Chicago Blackhawks and has given Canucks fans nightmares for a decade.

So when the song played during the third period of Tuesday night’s home game against the Los Angeles Kings, fans were pissed.

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How could this happen?

For starters, they recently replaced Jay Swing, a diehard Canucks fan and the team’s DJ for the last four years. It appears his replacement needs to brush up on some of the finer points of recent Canucks history.

Outrage online was so intense, it forced Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini to explain the action on social media. Here’s what he had to say Wednesday afternoon:

Aquilini called the sacrilegious act an “innocent mistake,” and I’m sure it was. But explaining it was because someone’s “memory doesn’t go back that far” doesn’t pass the smell test.

The Canucks played the Blackhawks in the playoffs in three straight seasons from 2009 to 2011. The rivalry existed beyond those years too.

If you’re above the age of 18 and don’t remember Chelsea Dagger, then you haven’t been paying attention.

Perhaps being a diehard fan isn’t a prerequisite to the job of Canucks DJ, but I bet it helps.

Canucks Nation noticed, sticking up for one of their own in a groundswell movement of support.

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