Our usual installment of “Random Thursday” will run tomorrow in this space.  Try to deal with it.

This blog got its roots in a trip to Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics.  I spent a week there and fell in love with the city almost immediately.  The natural beauty of the mountains and the ocean are a must see.  And during the daytime, I felt very safe in this city of more than two million people.  During my stay I rented an apartment right smack dab in the middle of the downtown.  By the time I left, I felt like I had seen all two million people.

When I returned from Vancouver, a lot of people asked me what I thought of it.  I gave it glowing reviews…but always added that at night, some of the hockey fans were very, very aggressive.  I left the city just before the Gold Medal game between Canada and the USA.  I told anyone who would listen that if Canada lost that game, that city was in trouble.  And I wasn’t kidding.

So as I watched Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals last night, I kept thinking that if Boston won the game there was going to be trouble.  Unfortunately I was right.  I’d like to think that these people involved in this riotous behavior aren’t actual hockey fans, but rather hoodlums looking for an excuse to cause trouble.


2 thoughts on “Vancouver

  1. I am not a Boston fan but what is Vancouver rioting about? Didn’t they lose 4-0? It’s not like there was some unjustice with a bad call that cost them the game. I agree, it can’t be hockey fans. These crazy people probably would have done the same thing if Vancouver won.

  2. looks like them pesky gopher fans rioting in dinky town back in the early 2000’s

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