I'm not going to pretend that I pay a lot of attention to the NHL, but any time a bunch of Massholes get their hearts ripped out on national t.v., we as a people are better for it.
I've been to Vancouver. It's clean and quiet for a large city. It is surrounded by tree covered mountains and lapidary waterways. The men are polite and somewhat stoic. The women are demur but can down a beer or clear a bong with the best of them.
I've been to Boston, too. It smells like pee.