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MATT KIELTYKA, 24 HOURS
Mayor Gregor Robertson raises the Vancouver Canucks flag at City Hall and proclaims April 14 as Canucks Day in the City of Vancouver. (Carmine Marinelli, 24 Hours)

Mayor Gregor Robertson raises the Vancouver Canucks flag at City Hall and proclaims April 14 as Canucks Day in the City of Vancouver. (Carmine Marinelli, 24 Hours)

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson wasted no time unleashing some trash talk ahead of tonight's playoff tilt with the St. Louis Blues.

Quicker than he could hoist a Canucks flag at City Hall yesterday, Robertson threw some choice words toward his Missouri counterpart, Mayor Francis Slay.

"Prepare to see your Blues get 'Slayed' by our Canucks," the mayor bellowed.

Robertson said he was still trying to formally connect with the St. Louis mayor, and is looking to find an "appropriate" challenge or wager between the two.

The trash talk was part of a press conference outside City Hall, where Robertson proclaimed April 14, 2009 as "Canucks Day."

"We have had a remarkable season this year," said the mayor, flanked by his Canucks-clad council. "Our home team is on a serious roll right now heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs as Northwest Division Champions. In proclaiming this day, we're celebrating our Canucks and all the hard work they've done."

That work begins all over again tonight.

TROUBLE?

- Police are bracing for any post-game shenanigans. They are all for folks having fun, but say they'll put people in the sin bin if they get out of hand.


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