Stanley Cup Finals of the Past Decade Ranked
Stanley Cup Finals of the Past Decade Ranked

I'm obviously biased, but the Stanley Cup Finals has to be one of the greatest things in sports. Fast, loud and always dramatic, we were gifted with some of the best Finals series in NHL history this past decade. From the overtime winner that nobody saw to teams claiming their first championship in franchise history, we had a bit of everything. Here's all 10 Stanley Cup Finals this decade, ranked from best to worst.

#1 - 2011: Bruins 4, Canucks 3

To wit: Alex Burrows bit Patrice Bergeron and didn't get suspended, only to score the OT winner in Game 2. The series moved to Boston for Game 3 and thne everything went topsy-turvy; the Canucks were outclassed 8-1, 145 penalty minutes were doled out and Nathan Horton was knocked out. Game 4 was another Canucks loss, but more demoralizing was conceding that the Bruins' starter, Tim Thomas, was better than the Canucks' Jennings-winning tandem. Game 5 in Vancouver was another nail-biter, but a 1-0 win wasn't enough to breed any confidence. Game 6 felt like the Canucks had become too comfortable with the idea that Game 7 would be played at home, and had conceded the loss before the puck was even dropped with the Bruins scoring four times in four minutes. Game 7, of course, saw the road team win for the first time in the series. The Canucks' core lasted one more season before going through a retool slow death, while the Bruins would capture

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Jason Chen
Jason joined RotoWire in 2013. In 2014, he was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year award. Jason has also written for Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, The Hockey News, The Hockey Hall of Fame's Legends Magazine, and Centre Ice Magazine.
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