Its time again for the last two teams to fight it out for Sports largest trophy, Lord Stanley's Cup. The two teams this year Boston Bruins from the East and Vancouver Canucks from the West.
Boston: A mix of rookies and graybeards(term for older players), but 100% scrappy. The Bruins never shy away from physical play. Led by a talented offence and possibly the leages top goalie, Tim Thomas, the Bruins hope to touch the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972, when they had one of the best defenders to lace the skates, Bobby Orr.
Mark Recchi: He may be old, but he can play with the best of them. He has two Stanley Cup appearances with two different teams, and won the Cup both times. Watch this tallented man in what may be his last Cup run before he retires.
Zedeno Chara: The 6'9" defenceman is the biggest man in the leauge and captain of the Bruins. He will throw all of his 255lbs. around at any opponent and he can drive a slapshot at 105.9 MPH. If thayt were a car, it would be pulled over unless it were on the autobaun. Watch is monster of a man crash his way through the stanley Cup Finals.
Tyler Segin: a rookie this year, picked in the first round, 2nd overall. He scored 3 goals in his forst 2 career playoff games. He has gone beyond my expectations.
Brad Marchand: Another rookie, but should not be overlooked. He has a tendency to get under the opponent's skin. The little man has an explosive temper, but never shows it. Hes like that little kid at the zoo, he grabs a stick and pokes the loin every few seconds and hopes to get it in trouble. Marchand is also a talented skater, too. He is a force to fear.
Tim Thomas: This man means business. Nothing gets in his way of stopping the puck. He will give you a spot to shoot and take it away just as easily. There is no way to describe his game besides WOW! He will stand on his head to get that puck. Just look at this. He is just one of those goalies that will have you saying, "How did he do that!?"He deserves the vezina this year and should win it.
Vancouver: This team is all about finesse. They will deke, shoot and score their way to victory rather than take the body. With a powerplay that seems unstopable, and a strong penaty kill, they are a force to be reconed with. Roberto Louongo, Vancouver's goalie, is also a Vezina finalist.They are in search of their first cup in their 40 year history.
Ryan Kesler:You can't deny this man's offesive tallent. He will pass, shoot, and skate. He is one of Vancouver's top three skaters.
Henrick/Daniel Sedin: This man is amazing alone. But he isn't the only one. He has his lifetime teammate and twin brother, Daniel for backup. These two are inseperable. The only time they were seperated was for the 2011 All Star Break, where team Staal and Team Lidstrom had each taken one sedin twin. There is no word to describe the twin's bonds. No sibling rivalry, they share the points. They are a two man team.
Roberto Louongo: this man is great. He was the olimpic gold medal winning goalie for team Canada in Vancouver. He is a well rounded player and former captain. His captain run showed his weakness, his moral. He can't support the team by himself. He will fold under the pressure, as seen in Game 1 and throughout the playoffs. The more pressure applied, the more rebounds he gives up. Its simple.
My prediction: Boston in 7.The Bruins need to hit them on every chance. If they play their game, Vancouver can't play theirs.