Wow … what a terrible loss last night. Yet another embarrassment for the Canucks, who looked good 3 out of 7 times but really, really bad the other 4 times on the way to losing the Stanely cup in the last game of the finals for the second time. It was absolutely painful to watch … I was communicating with my eldest in England in real time and they were getting very upset. So much so that they felt compelled to drink the celebratory champagne anyway :-)
But what happened after was quite something. Vancouver rioted after the game back in 1994, and they did so again last night. But as with anything in the second decade of the 21st century, it was really amped up.
They even called out the cavalry …
Apparently, the looting was rampant. People running into electronics stores and coming out with armloads of stuff.
From the CBC report here:
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said the city was dealing with a small number of troublemakers, and "they will be held accountable.
"It's absolutely disgraceful and shameful and by no means represents the city of Vancouver," he said. "We've had a great run in the playoffs here, great celebrations, and what's happened tonight is despicable."
My question is, if this is not representative of Vancouver after a Stanley Cup loss, then which city would he like to pin this on?
What he probably means is that this is not a typical drunken brawl on a weekend evening. Well … no kidding. It’s not every year a team chokes out in the 7th game of the cup final …