If you weren’t paying attention to Twitter or sports radio today, you’re lucky. It was 2011 all over again with mud slinging all around. And why? The Canucks beat the Bruins 6-2 two nights ago (it feels good to write that), so you would think we could move on to more exciting things than which fan base is more classless and other arguments that are 2+ years old. This, all because some yahoo decided to get into a scuffle with Milan Lucic on Saturday night.
It seems that this is the final straw for Lucic. He can’t defend his hometown anymore.
That has provoked garbage like this column by Bruce Arthur, rehashing all the stuff the a handful of idiots in Vancouver have done, mostly surrounding the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. I am in no way defending what a bunch of idiots have done, but to hint that somehow this is a majority of fans in Vancouver is just ridiculous.
Only in Vancouver could a visiting team player be involved in a fight while drunk and swearing on video come out looking like the victim.
You know what, if I were to guess, I would say that Milan Lucic was attacked by an drunk idiot, trying to start a fight (but that’s only a guess because we have really only heard Lucic’s side of the story). If Alex Rodriguez or Derek Jeter walked into a downtown Boston nightclub during the height of the rivalry with the New York Yankees, I imagine they may have received the same treatment. If enough Bostonians recognized the Sedin twins in a Boston bar, they would probably do something dumb as well. There are drunk idiots everywhere.
The city of Vancouver was given a black eye when a lot of idiots tried to burn down the city in 2011. The responsible citizens of the city began cleaning it up the next day. But does every moment of stupidity out of 2+ million people now have to be a flashback to the 2011 riots?
But one drunk idiot in 2013 doesn’t mean that everyone in Vancouver has lost their minds.
Again, there are drunk idiots everywhere. Even in Boston:
So what’s my point? An idiot fought Milan Lucic last night. That’s the story. Enough already.