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Planned violence

I left quite cynical and disappointed as a young man in 1994 after the squeaker defeat of the Canucks by the Rangers. I experienced an irrepressible notion that I had just watched the closest that the Canucks would ever come to winning the Stanley Cup.

Thus, I held virtually no hope for Game 7, and little hope of a happy ending to that Vancouver night. On the Canada Line, during the train ride to Bridgeport SkyTrain Station, I overheard some young adult males mentioning breaking glass and looting, all of which left me more assured than ever that there very possibly would be a repeat of the ’94 riot or worse.

Indeed, the cliché-to-be that the rioters were not “true” Canucks’ fans but rather hooligans planning trouble all along is definitely quite true.

Frank G. Sterle,  Jr.

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