Vancouver Canucks Have Power to Sweep Stanley Cup Finals

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Vancouver Canucks Have Power to Sweep Stanley Cup Finals
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They did it run and gun against Chicago, they did it tight and close against Nashville, and they did it big and physical against San Jose.

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.

Here’s why.

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