The Vancouver Canucks have been the best team in the NHL all season. "That's not about to change in the month of June," says Mitch Melnick. Canucks in 6. After which the Green Men reveal themselves on Wreck Beach. With Don Cherry.
Montreal - Jun. 1, 2011 - The Vancouver Canucks have been the best team in the NHL all season. That's not about to change in the month of June. The Bruins have been the best 5 on 5 team in these playoffs and were the best in the Eastern Conference all season but it's no longer the Canadiens (Horrible 5 on 5), Flyers (No Pronger, no goalie) or Tampa Bay Lightning they'll be facing.
So it'll be a great two week span for hockey in Canada. Winnipeg returns and so does Lord Stanley. But will those of us in Montreal still be watching in 10 days? Sure, just to discover the answers to some pressing questions -
1. Will Kevin Bieksa or Alex Edler re-arrange Brad Marchand's nose?
2. Will the Bruins power play efficiency rate (8.2%) actually reach double figures?
3. Will Manny Malhotra, with one eye looking like Saku Koivu circa 2006, really play?
4. Will Mark Recchi, at age 43, become the oldest player to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Final? (Current record holder is Igor Larionov)
5. How many SPP will HNIC have of Cam Neely & Peter Chiarelli? (Shots per period)
6. Who wins more face offs - Ryan Kesler or Patrice Bergeron?
7. When does Raffi Torres do something that Zdeno Chara doesn't like?
8. When Maxime Lapierre brings the Cup home will he slip over the border into Ontario to show Jacques Martin what it actually looks like?
9. Instead of the victorious group shot on the ice do we get a post series sympathy group hug shot of Jeremy Jacobs, Gary Bettman, Colin Campbell, Gregory Campbell and Bettman's cousin, Mike Murphy?
10. What happened to Rick Rypien?
Canucks in 6. After which the Green Men reveal themselves on Wreck Beach. With Don Cherry.
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