Last week, the premier was on the receiving end of accusations she had jinxed the Canucks bid to win the Stanley Cup playoffs by reigniting Vancouver's Olympic cauldron in their honour. But moderators on the team's official message board appear to have deleted two threads whose titles reference the "Curse of Christy Clark." In one of those threads, a poster warned the premier not to light the cauldron. In another, fans were encouraged to email Ms. Clark in an effort to ensure that didn't happen.
Asked about those deletions, Canucks communications and community partnerships vice-president T.C. Carling explained in an email, "When threads on the same topic are created multiple times, the moderators will often keep the busiest thread going and delete all the others in an effort to keep conversations organized. They will also delete threads that may become inappropriate with too much cursing, or that get too personal, or simply get too far off topic."
Another thread discussing the cauldron lighting does exist on the message board, titled "Premier Clark to re-ignite olympic cauldron for Canucks Monday." Most of the comments in that thread criticized the lighting.
The following are cached copies of the aforementioned comment threads.