The only way this matchup would ever happen is if both the Philadelphia Flyers and the Vancouver Canucks made the Stanley Cup Final.
The Flyers and Canucks currently sit first in their respective conferences, which could satisfy ever sports fans lust to see the “best” teams play each other for the Cup.
Another interesting angle would be the extreme differences between both the cultures of these two teams and their playing styles.
While the Flyers do employ a tremendous amount of skill players, they are widely known as a scrappy in-your-face team that is not afraid to do everything they can to intimidate their opponents.
Other the other hand, with the Sedin Twins (Henrik and Daniel) in toe, the Canucks might just be the most skillful team in the NHL. The Canucks have never been confused as a “tough team”, which would put skill against toughness.
Sure the Canucks have their fair share of tough players, but this is not an organization that has the reputation for making toughness a priority, whereas the Flyers' organization has been known for their toughness for decades.
While not a traditional rivalry, Vancouver vs. Philadelphia would be a very entertaining series with plenty of story lines to keep our interest.
This matchup would also satisfy the East vs. West mentality and would also see a Canadian team going up against an American team, which would be nice for a change.