#1 Vancouver Canucks Vs. #8 Chicago Blackhawks

The Vancouver Canucks won the Presidents' Trophy this year in addition to being the highest scoring and stingiest defensive team in the NHL. That’s all well and good but due to the parity in today’s NHL they get absolutely no reward for winning their conference. Their first round opponent is the defending Stanley Cup Champs, the Chicago Blackhawks. In addition to being reigning Champs and every third Blackhawks boasting an Olympic medal of some sort, they have been Vancouver’s nemesis for the past few years, ousting them from the playoffs the last two years and hanging hat tricks on them left right and centre. The Blackhawks lost (in order of importance) John Madden, Dustin Byfuglien, Kris Versteeg, Andrew Ladd, and Antti...

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