How Gary Bettman Spent The Vancouver Riots

Excerpted from The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the League and Changed the Game Forever, out in Canada now and in the U.S. Oct. 1. » 9/14/12 12:55pm 9/14/12 12:55pm

Canucks To Vancouver: Please Don't Riot

Sorry, I didn't think we had enough Vancouver stuff on the site today. The Canucks have released a video titled "This Is Our Home," featuring players urging Vancouverites to not act like morons as the playoffs arrive, i.e. please don't smash the windows of Blenz. "Celebrate responsibly," fans are told, ominously… » 3/28/12 6:15pm 3/28/12 6:15pm

How Does Vancouver Prevent Another Canucks Riot?

The Canucks are second in the Western Conference, and largely the same team as last year, so it's time for the city of Vancouver to start asking some hypotheticals. What if the Canucks make another deep run? What if they lose in the finals again? What if they win? » 3/28/12 10:45am 3/28/12 10:45am

The First Vancouver Rioter Is Going To Jail

20-year-old Ryan Dickinson becomes the first Vancouver rioter sentenced, a 17-month jail stint for his part in the destruction following the Canucks' Stanley Cup Finals loss in June. » 2/17/12 7:30pm 2/17/12 7:30pm

All Involved In The Vancouver Riots Can Turn Themselves In And Get A…

Vancouver-area spa empire Eccotique has announced its "Calm Down and De-Stress" promotion, whereby participants in June's Vancouver riots can earn a $50 gift certificate for turning themselves to the Vancouver Police Department. » 10/14/11 3:30pm 10/14/11 3:30pm

City Of Vancouver Says Stanley Cup Riots Were NHL's Fault

"Riot control is not the League's problem, and the issue here is that Vancouver seeks to make it the League's problem so the blame can be shared if this crap happens for a third time in the city during a Cup Final. 'Hey, thanks for pumping millions of extra dollars into our local economy for three months … can you… » 9/06/11 11:10am 9/06/11 11:10am

He Apologized For His Unacceptable Behavior!

"Hey everyone. I'm taking this time to apologize for my involvement with the post game riots after the Bruins defeated the Canucks to take the Stanley Cup. My involvement was a bad decision I made in the heat of the moment and it something that i feel a profound sense of regret towards. I would like to apologize for… » 7/07/11 10:15pm 7/07/11 10:15pm

Kissing Riot Couple's Zapruder Film Proves Their Blissful Moment Was…

Of course you remember the golden Vancouver riot couple, forever commemorated in this photo, their newfound love a port in a storm of tear gas and riot shields. Well, some folks wrote that the photo might have been staged—it seemed too perfect, too cinematic. We understood. Oh, this postmodern world. » 6/24/11 1:25pm 6/24/11 1:25pm

The Taiwanese Animation Version Of The Vancouver Riots

And the money line is, "Canadians are known for being polite while Vancouver is famous for being a beautiful city but there is a dark side — hockey." Dun dun dunnnn. » 6/19/11 11:30am 6/19/11 11:30am

Watch The Marlins Catcher Successfully Throw The Ball At Shane…

Your morning roundup for June 18, the day "propaganda vans touted the importance of stability" in the Jeans Capital of China. (Video H/T, Jimmy Greek) » 6/18/11 10:00am 6/18/11 10:00am

Postcard From Western Canada: Vancouver Flames And Calgary Canucks

FORT McMURRAY, ALBERTA — During the nine months I've lived in Canada, I've abandoned my image of Canadians as a bunch of northern Minnesotans with their pinkies extended, single-payer health care and Queen Elizabeth's plump mugshot on every single coin in their snap-purses. They truly are a more polite, more svelte… » 6/17/11 6:13pm 6/17/11 6:13pm

Look At This U-18 Canadian Water Polo Player Trying To Blow Up A…

There goes your scholarship, boyo. The intelligent young man you see here neglecting to cover his face with his hood but flashing some nifty Nike Dunk Highs(?) has been identified as Nathan Kotylak, who plays the sport of water polo at a very impressive level and looks remarkably at ease lighting a rag stuffed in the… » 6/17/11 5:10pm 6/17/11 5:10pm

Amorous Rioters Sex Up The Last Supper, Other Seminal Moments In Time

The image of those crazy kids losing themselves to lust amid last night's Vancouver riots is among the best moment-in-time photographs in quite a while. » 6/16/11 8:45pm 6/16/11 8:45pm