Skip to comments.Downtown Vancouver rocked by Stanley Cup post-game riot
Posted on 06/16/2011 7:46:13 AM PDT by MplsSteve
Angry Canucks fans are on a rampage, smashing windows, looting and torching cars and dumpsters on the streets of downtown Vancouver.
More than three hours after the Stanley Cup final loss, police are moving up Howe St. toward the crowd massed at the Chapters book store on Howe and Robson.
They are very gradually pushing the crowd North up Howe.
Police spokeswoman Jana McGuiness warned earlier that police are about to escalate their response.
She said they will be igniting flash-bangs, which make loud noises and spray.
"What we're doing right now is bringing in hundreds of police officers."
The message is, you need to leave."
Officers armed with canisters massed on the corner of Granville and Robson. It is not clear whether it is tear gas or pepper spray
They are protected by shields, batons and masks.
McGuiness said the epicentre of the trouble is Granville and Georgia, she said. And even if transit isn't operating, people need to walk away from the area, she said.
When asked if police had lost control of the crowd, McGuiness would only say police have a plan to deal with the unruly crowds.
Vancouver police are closing lanes on Granville and Burrard and Cambie Street bridges to prevent more people from coming Downtown. Bus service has been halted in the downtown core
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‘The refs didn’t help him stop a puck. “
No but they had a massive impact on the number of pucks he had to stop.
How so? I belive he stopped 37 shots. Would a “massive” impact have resulted in another 15 shots? Let’s say shot #38 goes in. They would have had to generate a lot more shots to make up a few more goals.
Perhaps a “few” more shots, but I think “massive” is a “massive” overstatement.
I don’t really see what you are driving at.
take game 7 against Tampa. Boston has an abysmal power play and penalty kill. Tampa was outstanding in both categories.
no penalties were called, despite some very blatant penalties.
Against the Canucks the same thing happened. Pretty obvious the NHL decided it was Boston’s turn.
Pretty obvious you’re from Florida. Get over it Dude.
Listen to yourself. Blame the refs? Everyone was in the tank for this except the Canucks?
The refs didn’t forecheck, take the puck and pass it to someone in front of the Vancouver net.
The refs didn’t kill those penalties that were called.
The refs didn’t skate faster to the other end of the ice to avoid icing or force icing.
The refs didn’t put the puck past a goalie. It is the goalie’s responsibility to stop the puck.
Dude get over it, boston sucks and had to have it given to them.
The Canuck fans take queue from their team, a bunch of sore loser punks.
Well, I guess the only thing worse than losing to a better team is to lose to a better team, and on top of that, delude yourself for the rest of your life that some kind of conspiracy was afoot to rob you personally.
Good luck with that.
Government schooling. Anarchists = Marxists and to them destruction of property or stealing is righteous living.
Bread and circuses...then riots if the monkeys feel like it.
I would bet that the rioters weren’t Canadiens, but the anarchist human trash that likes to riot in the Pacific Northwest.
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