Yesterday was a historical yet unfortunate day for reasons more than one. I know I haven't been the die hard Canucks fan for very long, but the feeling of loss is all the same. I must congratulate the Bruins, as they fought hard and won it fair and square. I don't blame anyone for the loss, it simply means we have to do better next time, as the playoff is held every year. In fact, I think the Canucks did great, and took us on a good ride. I enjoyed it all while it lasted, and hope for the best for next year.
I am absolutely appalled and disgusted by the few (in comparison to all the fan as a whole) who started this riot. These people aren't fans, they were out looking for trouble win or lose. Also the bystander just fueled their desire to create more havoc, because they need the audience to "perform". I guess this is how the situation got out of control so fast. At this point, I am more disappointed/angry at the riot than the game.
We must all be responsible for our actions, and I hope those who caused the riot will be held responsible for theirs. I hope the city band together (like this facebook page) and help find criminals who started it all, and put them behind bars to think about what they did. Because if we don't, it will only get worse for next time. (pictures can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to help identify the criminals)
The one thing I do hope is that the world will not view Vancouver as a barbaric city with sore loser, because the truth is so far from that. We have sportsmanship, we have class, and we love our city and our team. If anyone was watching the post game Stanley Cup presentation ceremony, should know how real fans acted. There was a standing ovation for Tim Thomas and lots of cheering for Lucic our hometown boy. Now this is the Vancouver that I love and hope to maintain. I think this tragic incident has brought people together, as there are tons of people downtown doing post game clean up, now these are the real fans and real Vancouverite. Kudos to them and THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.