The final day of the NHL regular season saw the Vancouver Canucks handle the tepid Edmonton Oilers 3-0 to clinch the #1 seed in the Western Conference and assure themselves home ice for the rest of the Stanley Cup by once again winning the President’s Trophy, this time eeking it out over the St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers. After 20 games the Canucks were a mediocre 10-9-1 and here they are ending the season with 111 points is a remarkable achievement. Add that to Daniel Sedin getting concussed by Chicago’s Duncan Keith, missing the last two or so weeks of the regular season and losing only once without him and you’ve got yourself a hell of a turnaround.
Vancouver will play either the LA Kings or the San Jose Sharks, and believe me, I’d rather play San Jose as they’re masters of screwing themselves up in the postseason. Currently the Sharks are down 2-1 and would play Vancouver if that result holds.
All I ask? No riots. And maybe win the Stanley Cup.
Get your beards ready for Wednesday!