Along the way, they’ve faced some of the league's best shooters (Kane, Toews, Thornton, Heatley), defensemen (Keith, Seabrook, Weber, Suter), and goaltenders (Rinne).
On Wednesday, when Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals kicks off, you could argue the Vancouver Canucks will face a team that offers a taste of all three, a team that plays big, relies on balanced scoring, and has the ability to not only shutdown but also shut out.
With a Norris finalist and Vezina finalist, the back end is well-represented, and what the Bruins lack in a single standout premier forward, they make up for in a formidable degree of depth: Lines one through three are offensively dangerous and well balanced and can burn you in the blink of an eye.
Nevertheless, the Vancouver Canucks stand on the precipice of a franchise first–a Stanley Cup victory–and they have a solid chance to do it in a four game sweep.
This is not a close matchup.