Montreal and Calgary both won Stanley Cups the year after their cities hosted the Olympics, so I see no reason why this streak shouldn't continue with Vancouver. Canucks in six.
Uh, also, go Toronto for the 2020 Olympics!
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
As a NY Rangers fan, I can never truly forgive nor forget the Rick Middleton for Ken Hodge trade nor can I ever get over the emotional burden of Brad Park & Jean Ratelle for Phil Esposito & Carol Vadnais which resulted in Espo ruining the franchise as both a TV announcer & GM. I still hate the Bruins.
As for the Canucks, I will always be grateful for 1994.
I should probably turn in both my Habs fan card and my Canadian passport, but I would prefer to see Boston take this one. The Canucks are pretty when they're flying high, but I thought there was something to other teams' complaints about diving and whining in the earlier rounds. With some exceptions for specific players, I don't think the Canucks have the same grit that Boston does and I think that and goaltending will be the two difference makers in the end.
There's also potential for Boston sports teams to win every major sports championship in a ten-year span. I think that would be pretty cool.
Boston in 6, possibly 7. Expect at least one Canucks blowout win along the way.
The Bruins have played the last 2 games like they have been playing the last minute of Game 7 EVERY minute of the game. I can't wait for the puck to drop tonight. I fully expect Vancouver to rally and win in yet another heartbreaking fashion for Bruins fans.
Originally posted by dunkndollazThe Bruins have played the last 2 games like they have been playing the last minute of Game 7 EVERY minute of the game. I can't wait for the puck to drop tonight. I fully expect Vancouver to rally and win in yet another heartbreaking fashion for Bruins fans.
Because I was bored, and the Cup playoffs obsess me, I did a little analysis of The-W's collective first round preditions. Best Predictor - Dunkndollaz and Big Vito Mark both got 7/8 correct, Dunk missing Montreal, and BVM missing San Jose.