Just like the 2011 NBA Finals, the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals is a matchup between one team I heavily despise and one team I couldn’t care less about. Every Blackhawks fan knows which team I despise: the Vancouver Canucks. Also much like the 2011 NBA Finals, I think this one is pretty one-sided, in the Canucks’ favor. Here’s why:
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Playoff hockey is finally upon us, so grow out that mullet or beard or both (if you really want to be female-repellent) and get ready to witness some of the most intense and exciting competition since the 2011 NCAA women’s basketball tournament (just kidding). This year the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks squeezed through the regular season on the last day to capture the eight seed in the Western Conference, thanks to our friends in Minnesota.
This will be the third year in a row that the Blackhawks have to face the Vancouver Canucks, but the first time they will face in the Conference Quarterfinals in the history of the two franchises. The Hawks have annihilated the ‘Nucks’ cup chances in the semifinals both years. But can they do it once more, as an eight seed?
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