2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Preview

 

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2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Vancouver Canucks  vs  Boston Bruins

 

With the Memorial Day weekend past, it is officially summer around these parts.  And the best way to celebrate is with the Coolest Game on Earth.  While the rest of the league gets ready for the NHL Draft, the Stanley Cup Finals start Wednesday night in Vancouver as the Canucks try and bring home their first ever Stanley Cup.  Their opponent is the Boston Bruins, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League who has an historic pedigree, but have struggled to win titles in the modern era.  Will the Canucks win their first Cup in their 40 year history and return the hardware to Canada?  Will the Bruins end their 39 year drought and win their sixth title in franchise history?  As the NHL commercials say, “History will be made.”  At the end of this series, a new chapter will be engraved into history.  Get everything you need to get ready for the Stanley Cup Finals, including information on both teams,  match ups to watch for, and predictions, all after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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NHL Signs Record 10 Year, $2 Billion Deal To Stay On NBC/Versus

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NHL Signs Record 10 Year, $2 Billion Deal To Stay On NBC/Versus

The National Hockey League announced this afternoon that they have reached a record deal to keep the NHL on NBC and Versus  for the next ten years. The league will get about $200 million (US) per year of the decade long contract to exclusively showcase the NHL brand on the NBC Universal/Comcast umbrella of networks..  The new contract will see nearly 100 regular season games aired on either Versus or NBC, and, for the first time in league history, every playoff game will be aired on either NBC, Versus, or yet to be determined sister stations of NBC Universal.  NBC and Versus will also continue to be the exclusive home of the Stanley Cup Finals.

 

By:  Bryan Vickroy

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