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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INCREDIBLE! Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan Goal on Nashville (Video)

This is AMAZING! Anaheim young star Bobby Ryan with the most incredible goal you’ll see….maybe ever. The Nashville Predators won the game, but they got housed on this one.

You don’t need to be a hockey fan to appreciate this!

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Columbus Blue Jackets’ Improbable Push for the Playoffs

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Just when it appeared that the Columbus Blue Jackets were playing themselves out of any playoff possibilities and into another NHL lottery countdown, the Blue Jackets reeled off an impressive 11-3-3 streak.  However, just as soon as the Blue Jackets were back in the playoff hunt, they continued their schizophrenic ways with a disastrous 0-3-3 meltdown and now find themselves needing an improbable finish to make the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.

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2010 NHL Playoff Study Guide

by Bryan Vickroy

Game on!!!  The greatness that is the Stanley Cup Playoffs has arrived for everyone to revel in.  The most exciting hockey of the year, coupled with the most intense drama in sports allows us to enjoy hockey well into the summer.  This  years cast of characters include some regulars, along with some new stars looking to shine for the first time on the big stage.  The grandeur of the Olympic tournament raised the stakes, and viewership, for the game.  This is the time to capitalize on it.  The following is a quick overview of the important factors in the chase for the Cup.  Because, admit it, you haven’t kept track of anything, it is hockey after all.  So enjoy the next few months, enjoy these facts, and attempt to benefit from them if you dare.  As study guide salesman Nelson Muntz says, “I can’t be held responsible for a few bad apples.” One team is sixteen wins away from glory.  Who will it be?

NHL Playoff Pairings Set: Blackhawks vs. Predators in Rd 1

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By Paul M. Banks

Hockey fans, we got everything you need listed here: the matchups, seedings, venues, dates, start times for ALL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS Games.

We also have a mini-preview of the Blackhawks series vs. Nashville

The Chicago Blackhawks will launch the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs when they face the Nashville Predators in the best-of-seven Western Conference Quarterfinals (Series F) beginning at the United Center on Friday, April 16 at 7:30 P.M. and Sunday, April 18 at 7:30 P.M.

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