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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2011 NHL Western Conference Finals Preview

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2011 NHL Western Conference Finals Preview

 

The Eastern Conference Finals kicked off last night with the fifth seeded Tampa Bay Lightning knocking off the third seed Boston Bruins in Boston.  Check out the preview for it here.  Tonight, the President’s Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks host the second seeded  San Jose Sharks in the first game of the Western Conference Finals.  On the line for these four teams is a chance to continue the dream:  chasing the Stanley Cup.  Find out who to watch, what to watch for, who has the advantages, and more, all after the jump.

Bryan Vickroy

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2011 NHL Eastern Conference Finals Preview

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2011 NHL Eastern  Conference Finals Preview

 

The Eastern Conference Finals drop the puck tonight with the fifth seeded Tampa Bay Lightning squaring off with the third seed Boston Bruins in Boston.  Tomorrow, the President’s Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks host the second seeded  San Jose Sharks in the first game of the Western Conference Finals. For a Western Finals preview, click here.  On the line for these four teams is a chance to continue the dream:  chasing the Stanley Cup.  Find out who to watch, what to watch for, who has the advantages, and more, all after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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Sharks vs. Canucks: First NHL Conf Finals Strictly in Pacific Time Zone

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We’ve now arrived to the Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoff finals and a battle that pits the no. 1 and 2 playoff seeds, respectively, in the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks.

Would we want it any other way?

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Blackhawks Bits: Stanley Cup Champs edition

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Nuggets, tidbits, facts and figures relating to the Chicago Blackhawks cup run. Prior to winning last last night, the Hawks had lost each of their past five Final series, in 1962 (to Toronto), 1965, 1971 and 1973 (to Montreal) and 1992 (to Pittsburgh).

Stanley Cup Wins Since NHL’s Founding in 1917-18

23 – Montreal Canadiens *
13 – Toronto Maple Leafs *
11 – Detroit Red Wings
5 – Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers
4 – Chicago Blackhawks (1934, 1938, 1961, 2010), New York Islanders, New York Rangers
3 – Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils
2 – Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers
1 – Anaheim Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning

* Canadiens and Maple Leafs each won one Stanley Cup prior to the formation of the NHL in 1917
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NHL Western Conference Finals: by the numbers

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By Paul M. Banks

In two days, the Chicago Blackhawks will start their battle with the San Jose Sharks for Western Conference supremacy. And when the gauntlet is thrown down, there will be lots of trends and numbers to monitor. Here’s a look at how these guys got here, and what streaks to keep your eye on during the series:

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