The Bruins deserved Lord Stanley’s Cup. And Tim Thomas most definitely deserved the Conn Smythe. It was a hard fought series, and yes, Canucks fans were disappointed not to win their first Cup, but the Bruins outplayed them, plain and simple.
And losing a game, no matter how big, is not a reason to riot. Very few people actually participated in destructive behavior, but our 5 minutes of fame society meant that a lot of people were trying to get pictures, and ignored police requests to clear the area, increasing the risk, even if they weren’t technically doing anything wrong.