June 01 2011 01:07PM
Tonight the Canucks will play game one of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. It will mark only the teams third appearance in the finals in their forty year existence, and their first as the favourite to win. Boston is a big physical team with the best goaltender, and the biggest 1A Dman on the planet, so it should be a tough fought series.
The series has been previewed ad nauseum during the break between the end of the conference finals, and today. So rather than preview what is to come, I enlisted the help of Canucks icon “The Stanchion” to recap the most memorable moments from the run that brought the Canucks to the finals. And what better way to succinctly recap a memorable run (the events of which, we will eventually exaggerate in comic fashion) than with a nerd friendly top-10 list. Fasten your High Fidelity helmet, and come re-live the best moments from the Canucks 2011 run through the Western Conference!
June 01 2011 11:25AM
"Hey, Juice! I just scored the tying goal with less than 14 seconds to go!"
"Pssht. Whatevs. I'm gonna send us to the Stanley Cup Final in about 30 minutes."
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Stanley Cup Final Game 1 - Bruins @ Canucks
It is June 1st. And it's a Vancouver Canucks game day.
That is effin' spectacular.
The Canucks and the Bruins square off tonight for the opening game of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. The city of Vancouver, the province of BC and fans around the world are already on the edge of their collective seat.
June 01 2011 01:40AM
"Manny's eye is looking at you...over there...and over there..."
(Photo by Andy Clark, Reuters)
Manny Malhotra's return has been labelled many things, mostly miraculous; whatever you want to call it, there are still things about his condition which should be pointed out. As someone who has dealt with (and still deals with) a serious vision issue, your esteemed author is in a position to shed some light on Malhotra's future. Whether he is able to play in the coming weeks or just next fall is less important, the long term changes in his reaction speed to events to his left will be. Malhotra has sustained an injury to his eye which will take a long time to heal, no matter how well he has progressed these past few months.
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.
(Photo by Jessica Haydahl/NHLI via Getty Images)
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?
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.