Greetings from Vancouver, B.C., where yesterday a volatile mix of hockey fans and educational researchers descended on the city.* Last year's June 15 riot, after the Bruins beat Vancouver in Game 7, caught the authorities of this generally pacific Pacific Rim city off guard. The situation was calm last night, however, even after the Canucks lost 4-1 to the L.A. Kings--leaving them down 0-2 in their Stanley Cup playoff series. I could tell things were going to be alright, though, as I observed through the barroom window disappointed Canuck fans pouring out of the arena but stopping to observe the crosswalk signs. Oh, Canada.
(*Your correspondent here for the hockey, of course.)