#6 – Towel Power
Image source:www.vancouversun.com photo: BRUNO TORRES, Calgary Herald
It was the 1982 Western Conference Final, with the Blackhawks and referees both beating up on the Canucks, coach Roger Neilson had enough! Grabbing a white towel and a stick from the bench and waved the towel in a “we surrender” kinda way. A couple of players followed suit, this incident resulted in a game suspension to Neilson. But by the time the teams returned to Vancouver for game 3, the fans had rallied in what would become a playoff staple! White towels in hand, Canuck fans waved their towels and pushed their team to win the next 3 games taking them into the Stanley Cup Finals!