After the Bruins put the Canucks and the rest of Canada out of their misery, for the second year in a row there were riots, but this time from the losing team. Funny, but isn’t rioting after sports championships usually reserved for the winners? This isn’t even the first time Canucks fans rioted. These morons did it in 1994 after they lost to the New York Rangers in the finals.
The Canucks were trying to do their best imitation of the San Jose Sharks and had to go seven games in the first round against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Twin brothers Daniel and HenrikSedin did all they could to bring Canada back to prominence and win in all. Henrik was the league’s assist leader with 75, and Daniel was Art Ross Trophy winner as the league’s top point scorer, and the Ted Lindsay Award winner as the league’s Most Outstanding Player. TheCanucks were really great team. One of the best that the Pacific Northwest has seen in years.
Here are the Top 5 NHL Teams from 2010-11.
5 Washington Capitals (48-23-11) 107 Points
4 Detroit Red Wings (47-25-10) 104 Points
3 San Jose Sharks (48-25-9) 105 Points
2 Vancouver Canucks (54-19-9) 117 Points
1 Boston Bruins (46-25-11) 103 Points
Philadelphia Flyers (47-23-12) 106 Points
See the Washington Capitals above. The Flyers won the Atlantic Division, but saved everyone the agony of seeing them lose in the finals as they were ousted by the swept by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Tampa Bay Lightning (46-25-11) 103 Points
The Lightning almost made hockey relevant in the south again. Defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round 4-3, swept the Capitals in the second round, and made a great run at the Bruins before losing in seven games in the Eastern Conference finals.
Pittsburgh Penguins (49-25-8) 106 Points
Tied the Flyers for the Atlantic Division crown, but lost to the Lighting in the first round of the playoffs. But what do they care? Unlike the Flyers, the Penguins have won a few Stanley Cups in the past 20-plus years.