To the editor;
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, my mind, preoccupied with my own formidable worries, held virtually no hope for Game 7; and I, unlike so very many Canada Line riders (many of whom yahooed, and almost all of which wore Canucks jerseys), held little hope of a happy ending to that Vancouver night:
For it was during the train ride to Bridgeport SkyTrain Station that I overheard some late-teens or very 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 just hooligans planning trouble all along” will definitely be quite true.
Frank G. Sterle, Jr.