Sunday, May 29, 2011

Stanley Cup Finals: Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins



No doubt about who I'll be rooting for during the Stanley Cup Finals. Although my son spent four years in Beantown while attending Boston College, my puck belongs to the Vancouver Canucks.

Stanley Cup Fever is spreading across British Columbia and Canada. I received a request from a Twitter follower in Victoria, BC as to where she could watch Game 5 on June 10 here on Whidbey Island. She and her husband will be visiting family, who unforutnately don't have cable tv. Saying that her hubby was "nervous" about where he could watch the finals, I gave her a few names of taverns and bars: Toby's Tavern in Coupeville; Mo's Pub & Eatery in Langley; and Cozy's Roadhouse in Clinton. Here's the official broadcast schedule via NBC:
NHL on Versus and NBC

Wednesday, June 1Game 1: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)

Saturday, June 4Game 2: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)

Monday, June 6Game 3: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. ET (Versus)

Wednesday, June 8Game 4: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. ET (Versus)
Friday, June 10Game 5: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
Monday, June 13Game 6: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
Wednesday, June 15Game 7: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
And of course it will be broadcast on CBC, which we get via Comcast. That will be my preferred channel of choice, as it's much more fun to watch it from a Canadian perspective.
So who's gonna bring home the Stanley Cup -- the Canucks or the Bruins? Here's a fun article from The Province, which includes predictions from the new premier, a prognosticating pug (I know his Vancouver owners!) and a psychic.