Series Preview: Canucks/Bruins

Cam Davie
May 30 2011 12:34PM

Wow. Raffi Torres is REALLY, REALLY excited that Manny is coming back.
Ok... let's face it. We all are. The Canucks look to win it all with Manny back.
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The Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins both ended some serious droughts by making it to the Stanley Cup Final. Now, one of these two teams will end an even longer drought. Canucks fans are well aware of the fact that the Canucks have not yet won hockey's biggest prize in their 40-year history. However, the Bruins haven't won the Stanley Cup since the year AFTER the Canucks joined the league.

Two long suffering fans bases. Two teams that have some serious itches to scratch. Which team will raise Lord Stanley's Cup after decades of waiting?

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Playoff Prediction Project: Stanley Cup Finals!

Jonathan Willis
May 30 2011 01:03AM

The Stanley Cup Finals start on Wednesday, and that gives everyone three days to get their picks in for the winner. After the jump, results from the first three rounds.

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May 29th - Forever In My Heart

Cam Davie
May 29 2011 10:43AM

Luc Bourdon... Forever in our hearts.
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Today is a day of mixed emotions for me.

I wrote this article two years ago, and re-posted it today, anticipating that I would have to change some things around. But as I read it again, I have nothing to change. My emotions remain the same. The only difference is that my youngest daughter is now three years old, and has started pre-school. In reality, I am probably more emotional about Luc's passing now, knowing that Canucks are battling for hockey's ultimate prize and knowing that Luc would want nothing more than to be in that room, battling with them.

But something tells me that Luc Bourdon never left that dressing room. He's right there with them all.

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May 28 2011 07:22PM

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This week's episode includes a second appearance from NHL Veteran Brian Sutherby, Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun, former GM of the Calgary Flames Craig Button, Mario Duhamel, - Head Coach of the Drummondville Voltigeurs - Speeds from the Hockey Symposium stop by. We also rebroadcast a Jason Gregor interview with a recently retired Doug Weight.

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The Importance of Manny Malhotra

Kent Wilson
May 28 2011 11:26AM


(This article was cross-posted at the )

Alain Vigneault's extreme method of doling out ice time and circumstances has been mentioned in this space before. Aside from the Sedin twins, no player better represents the Vancouver coach's habits better than Manny Malhotra. While the twins enjoyed some of the most favorable starting positions in the entire league this year, Malhotra was at the other end of the spectrum. As a result, his value to Vancouver isn't quite revealed in counting numbers.

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