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Video: Mike Milbury picks the best in the West

Henrik Sedin, Curtis Glencross

Vancouver Canucks’ Alexandre Burrows celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday, March 12, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)


In this video, Mike Milbury justifiably points to the Vancouver Canucks as an odds-on favorite to win the Stanley Cup and also discusses the building rivalry between the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks.

Beyond the simple fact that the Canucks are currently way ahead of the rest of the league with 99 points, Milbury points to the fact that the team really is strong in all facets of the game. From their 5-on-5 play to special teams and goaltending, there really isn’t a glaring weakness (particularly with strong play by backup netminder Cory Schneider).

Later on in this video, Milbury discusses the growing Hawks-Sharks rivalry, pointing to San Jose nabbing Antti Niemi in particular. Watch this video to hear how Milbury feels about that growing rivalry, Joe Thornton and more.
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