MacIntyre: Post-Cup riot embarrassing for Vancouver
Vancouver Sun NHL reporter Iain MacIntyre joined guest host Chris Mannix to talk about the Stanley Cup Final and the violent aftermath.
MacIntyre said that the people rioting are not representative of Canucks fans. “Very few of them had paid $500 for a ticket,” MacIntyre said. “A lot of them have never been to a hockey game in their lives.”
MacIntyre also said that realistically the Canucks shouldn’t have expected to win. “It’s a tremendous disappointment. But I think people realize Boston was just a better team in June,” MacIntyre said. “They were bigger. They were tougher. They were deeper offensively. They had Tim Thomas in goal. It wasn’t a fair fight in goal.”
MacIntyre said the Canucks were lucky to extend the series to seven games. “The right team won,” MacIntyre said. “But it doesn’t make it any easier on fans here.”
MacIntyre commented on Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo. “He is a bewildering sports figure,” MacIntyre said. He pointed out that Luongo won a gold medal with Canada. But then he talked trash with Tim Thomas and played terribly in certain games.