'This is a travesty': Movie shoot sees Vancouver arena plastered in Bruins logos
A Vancouver arena that once housed the Canucks has been plastered with Boston Bruins logos in effort to disguise the building's interior for a movie shoot.
Photos of Pacific Coliseum posted on Twitter by TSN's Farhan Lalji drew quick criticism from fans who remember too well a time the Bruins took to centre ice in 2011.
Seven years after Vancouver lost to Boston in game seven of the Stanley Cup finals – a loss that led to rioting in the streets of the city – seeing the Bruins logos at the arena touched a nerve for some.
"This is a travesty to BC hockey," one person wrote on Twitter.
"Is the riot being scheduled as we speak?" another asked.
"This is out of line even for a movie shoot," wrote user VANcanucks92.
"Jim Benning is the inside man," posted another, referencing the general manager's history as assistant GM in Boston. Benning was working for the Bruins at the time of their Stanley Cup win.
"Better not have a 2011 banner up there…" posted Adam Fisher.
Others wrote that they felt the paint job was an upgrade.
"Finally this rink sees a winner," Rob Izsak posted.
Spencer Beir simply wrote, "Ouch!"
According to IMDB, the logo was painted and pennants were hung for an upcoming ABC series called "A Million Little Things," starring Rob Livingston, David Giuntoli and Romany Malco.
This is a travesty to BC hockey— J.A. (@hollymountmedia) July 30, 2018
Not like this pic.twitter.com/V6I2MjzWCD— Jimmy Fung (@Psisous) July 31, 2018
Is the riot being scheduled as we speak?— New West Paul (@sonnysson63) July 30, 2018
what fresh hell is this— Andy Cole (@AndyCole84) July 30, 2018
Reminds me of 2011 when the Stanley cup was carried around the ice in Vancouver by the @NHLBruins— Sheldon Kotyk (@shoden) July 30, 2018
And on the big screen Marchand punching Sedin repeatedly— Steve Bata (@steve_bat) July 31, 2018
So THATS why Trevor left— Brian (@livinginUS_Eh) July 30, 2018
How dare they??!??!— Alice in Wonderland (@awooble) July 31, 2018
Finally vancouver has a Stanley cup winning team— Son Goku (@Anustart9988) July 31, 2018