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Canucks vs. Sharks First-Round Playoff Series Preview: A Tale of Two (Similar) Cities 0

Canucks vs. Sharks First-Round Playoff Series Preview: A Tale of Two (Similar) Cities

On paper, the Vancouver Canucks probably couldn’t have drawn a better match-up in these first round of the NHL playoffs than the San Jose Sharks. Or maybe put it another way, at least they don’t have to play a 7-game series against a bigger, more physical St. Louis Blues team. The Canucks and the Sharks resemble each other in many ways. Both teams have veteran-laden rosters that have experienced a lot of regular season success. But also, save for an extended run or two, both teams have a history of crashing and burning in the postseason. Since the 2004 lockout,...

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