May 13 2011 08:40PM
If Patrice Bergeron is out for more than the first two games, the Bruins will be in tough against the Lightning. Bergeron has been great, and if he is out then the Nathan Horton line will have to carry more of the load. Horton's line was dominant against Philly, and it will be interesting to see if Eric Brewer and Matthias Ohlund can control that line starting Saturday.
May 13 2011 06:03PM
Did you honestly think that Tampa Bay was going to beat Washington in the second round of the playoffs this year? You dirty rotten liar. No one thought Tampa Bay was going to win. How dare you sully the good name of this website with all of your falsehoods?
May 13 2011 09:17AM
"I don't wanna look. Is the puck back there? Don't tell me! Aw crap. There it is."
"Whoop there it is! Whoop there it is! There's more a-comin, Niemi."
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Image)
The Vancouver Canucks are playing in a Conference Final series for only the third time in their history. The San Jose Sharks are playing in a Conference Final series for only the third time in their history. The only difference is that the Canucks took 40 years to do, while the Sharks took only half that time. Both the Sharks and Canucks have been much maligned for their lack of playoff success recently despite strong lineups. One of these teams will move on to fight for hockey's Holy Grail, and the other will mire in another season of failure and months of questions to answer.
So which team takes the big leap to hockey's final battle?
May 12 2011 10:50AM
What the hell are you cheering about? The Canucks stink in the playoffs!
... ... ... Or DO they?! (*Hint - yes, they do.)
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The Vancouver Canucks are a few days away from starting only their third Conference Final series in their 40 year history. While this is getting a lot of chuckles from around the league, keep in mind that the Canucks are not alone in their limited amount of playoff successes. Yet for some reason, the Canucks and their fans seem to be a lightning rod for playoff criticism.
Canucks fans, don't worry. We are not alone. We are definitely not alone.
May 11 2011 02:33PM
The last time the Canucks made the Western Conference Final, google and twitter didn't exist, Osama Bin Laden wasn't a household name, and Ace of Base had a number one single. Girls were getting tattoos of Trevor Linden's name instead of Ryan Kesler's name. It was a different time indeed. Days before the Canucks see the Western Conference final once again, here are 12 burning questions.