The NHL playoffs start this Wednesday and their is plenty of intrigue heading into them.
Will the Presidents Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks bring the Stanley Cup back to Canada for the first time since Montreal did it in 1993? Can the new defense-oriented Washington Capitals avenge last season's disappointment? Who will be this year's Cinderella team?
This year's edition of the NHL playoffs contains a couple rematches from last year, as well as a couple from the year before. Detroit will take on Phoenix for the second year straight, Washington and New York and Boston and Montreal will tangle for the second time in three years, and this will be the third year in a row that Vancouver and Chicago will face other.
Who will make it past the first round? The second round? Who will be the final four and who will fight for the Stanley Cup in the finals?