"We don't need the Cup, we just need to clean up. That's our new slogan."
That coming from a fan of the Canucks and a proud resident of Vancouver.
Locals disgusted by what they saw after the Canucks lost the Cup took to the ravaged, looted and vandalized streets of Vancouver to clean up and help restore the city to where it was before.
The city took a beating in perception that will be incredibly tough to recover from. But this is a good start. It's always important to remember when things like the riot after Game 7 happen that you can't paint a city's residents with broad brush strokes. It's only fair to point out the good after the bad, so that's why we're here.
"What happened last night doesn't really represent Vancouver and the hockey fans or anything like that," one volunteer said. "It was really just a group of people that came out and had to ruin it for everybody else. So we're here to show we love Vancouver and to show that it should be beautiful for everybody, too."
"I don't want the rest of the world or anybody who lives in the city to think what happened last night is any reflection on the type of people in this city," another said.
-- Brian Stubits