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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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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Scandalous, Hilarious and Outrageous Chicago Blackhawks Stories

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By Paul M. Banks

The 2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks have been very good at playing hockey so far. They’ve also done a great job generating colorful headlines off the ice. Hawks players have spent the past year engaging in various behaviors that have made for AWESOME copy; from a sports blog perspective.

Tomorrow, they’ll commence their Western Conference Finals series against the San Jose Sharks. It’s the perfect time to look back on all the fun and interesting material the team has provided so far in ’09-’10.

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Familiarity breeds contempt in Hawks-Sharks Series

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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 commonalities and bonds between the two warring factions. Here are a few ties that bind:


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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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