Ok, by now I'm sure you've all heard about what happened after the Vancouver Canucks went down to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals - yes, the riot of '11. The images of pillaging, burning vehicles, senseless beatings, etc... has hit the international media making downtown Vancouver look more downtown Baghdad. Well here at CanadiansinPortugal there's no way I'm going to give you images of the violence; no way! Instead I'm going to give you the other side of that equation - I'm going to spread a lot of praise to the thousands of Vancouverites who on the day following the riots went into the city to help clean up the mess.
By the way, the Canucks are already favourites to win next year's Cup. If anything, at least lets hope they can get back to the Finals so the city can redeem itself.