VANCOUVER -- Two months before the football season is about to start and Dave Dickenson is already scrambling.
Asked before last night's game between the Canucks and Flames which team he was cheering for, the B.C. Lions quarterback tried to buy as much time as he could.
"I have to be careful on that one," laughed the former Stamps pivot, who purchased a home in Valley Ridge with wife Tammy last year. "Well, I'm actually rooting for the Flames because I know a few of them personally. I'd like to see them get through at least one series."
An interesting choice given he makes a healthy living in the bubble across from GM Place.
A huge hockey fan ever since he moved north from his native Montana, Dickenson said he's struggled for days trying to figure out which team will win.
"I think the series is pretty much a toss up so I didn't take anyone from Calgary or Vancouver in my pool," laughed Dickenson, who bought a condo near the club's practice facility in Surrey after signing with the Lions last year.
"If Vancouver wins I'd definitely cheer for them to go on. Heck, I'll keep cheering for whoever wins."
Well aware how tough Vancouver sports fans can be, Dickenson knows how high expectations are for the Canucks this year.
"I think they've kind of rallied from the Bertuzzi thing," he said. "I don't know. It's going to be tight. One thing I know for sure is that I'm excited."
ERIC FRANCIS -- Calgary Sun
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