They weren't Canucks fans and they are certainly not representative of Canucks fans. They were thugs looking for trouble.
I am a Canuck fan and a Canadian (I have dual nationality and lived in Vancouver for years from a young age) and everybody, absolutely everybody there is appalled by it.
There is an organised clean-up that over 10,000 have signed up to and people are already posting all of their footage and identifying people by name so the police can arrest them.
It is crazy but it is no different to any idiots that every riot for anything, but your thread title is misleading and you are tarring all of us with the same brush as if everybody participated and supported it and it's just not true.
I am a Canadian, and a Cunucks fan, which was why I used 'fan' the way I did. I meant that real fans wouldn't have done this. I am sorry if the title was misleading. I am angry that these punks were willing to use the loss of the game as an excuse to rampage, and cause so much damage.
A heartbreaking thing to happen in an otherwise beautiful and welcoming country.
I'm a big sports supporter too (UK football... okay, soccer to you lot!) and as you know over the years we've seen the same aggression and violence carried out by alleged "fans". Sickening, all of them.
I hope the decent Canadian folk - and that's the majority of you by far - overcome this dreadful situation and come out of it stronger and wiser so that it never happens again. All I can say is that I'm sure that anyone who, like me, has been to Canada isn't tarring all your citizens with the same brush.