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.
E.J. Hradek takes a look at each of the first-round series, sniffing out key reasons that each series could be closer than it first may appear.
The Canucks have Henrik Sedin and Roberto Luongo, but ESPN.com's Scott Burnside believes the Kings have enough experience and talent to pull off the first-round upset.
Scott Burnside previews the 2006-07 season for the Vancouver Canucks.