Vancouver may have not wanted its series vs. Chicago to go seven games, but its first-round victory over an old playoff nemesis is just what it was playing for.
Canada's best hope to end its Cup drought is the Vancouver Canucks, and an American, Ryan Kesler, may be its biggest asset in getting there.
Patrick Kane has battled through adversity before on the big stage. Remember the Olympics? And just like Vancouver, the Hawks star promises to battle again at the Cup finals.
This has the making of a long and entertaining series, but Pierre LeBrun smells a minor upset here with the Canucks prevailing over the Blackhawks.