2011 Stanley Cup Finals: 10 Facts About the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins

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2011 Stanley Cup Finals: 10 Facts About the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins
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The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks will be an exciting matchup.  Both teams have been to the Finals before but never had met. 

Their teams are led by highly talented players.  Boston's Zdeno Chara  is one of the best defensive players not named Nicklas Lidstrom in the whole league.  His slap shot can put holes in steel.

Vancouver's Henrik Sedin and brother Daniel are one of the best one-two punches in the NHL not named Datsyuk-Zetterberg. 

Boston's Tim Thomas and Vancouver's Roberto Luongo have been two of the best goalies this season.  Both team's coaches— Claude Julien of Boston and Vancouver's Alain Vigneault—are two of the best coaches in the NHL.

These teams have brought to the NHL a worthy Finals that should draw some viewers away from the NBA version.  Lebron who?

Also these teams have some interesting facts that set them both together and apart in this season's version of the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Who will win is anyone's guess.  A seven game series is not out of the question.

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