Vancouver - Riot police fired teargas to control a crowd burning cars and looting shops in Vancouver after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins. Thousands of people had gathered in the city centre in the hope of celebrating the Canucks' first Stanley Cup win, but the party atmosphere disappeared after the Bruins secured a 4-0 victory. The scenes were reminiscent of a riot that erupted when Vancouver lost the Stanley Cup in 1994, as groups of mostly young men threw bottles, attacking parked cars and smashed shop windows. Hospital officials said several people had been treated for stab wounds and many more for exposure to teargas or pepper spray. Police have not released any information on how many people had been arrested.
You'd think for a nation of second place finishers these hosers would be able to handle defeate a bit more graciously by now, no? I mean how many more years of being an also-ran country is it going to take for these hosers to accept their place in the world?
Like this is nothing new, even for Vancouver, I mean you just got finished hosting the Olympics, as far as I know (and I'm not bothering to look this up), ya'll didn't finish first in medals there either. Probably 2nd or 3rd. You should be used to this finish by now.
Shit, every single day of your lives, you're second place...You go abroad and the first question people probably ask is if you're American. And admit it, they're a little disappointed when you say "no, just a Canadian." It's depressing. You're a second class North American Citizen...Hell even the name of your continent rubs it in. We're not hanging out in North Canada, its North America.
Get used to it guys, things aren't changing anytime soon, take solace in the fact that your 2nd place pole position is secure though, doesn't look like Mexico is going anywhere anytime soon...and I'm pretty sure your pussy hockey team could beat a Mexican squad any day, so you got that going for you.