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Olympic history in Canucks' corner

Saturday, 05.28.2011 / 4:39 PM / 2011 Stanley Cup Final - Canucks v Bruins

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Olympic history in Canucks' corner
The Canucks hope the fact that Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics follows a trend that brings the Stanley Cup to them.
Teams look for all possible good omens at this time of year. The Canucks hope the fact that this is the year after the Winter Olympics were held in Vancouver is a sign that the Stanley Cup will come to town this spring.

Prior to 2010, the Olympics had come to Canada twice – and each time, the NHL team in the host city won the Stanley Cup in the following year.

The pattern began with the Summer Olympics in Montreal in 1976. A year later, the Canadiens won the second of their four consecutive Stanley Cups. Calgary hosted the Winter Games in February 1988. A year later, the Flames defeated Montreal for the only Stanley Cup in franchise history.

The Canucks, who begin this year's Final against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, RDS), hope to continue the trend.


Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6