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The Wild and Anaheim are also the underdogs in these playoffs, which has a certain appeal, but both the Canucks and Senators would be breaking new ground if they went on to win the Stanley Cup.

There is also a very real possibility that Vancouver and Ottawa could face one another in the first all-Canadian Stanley Cup since Calgary beat Montreal in 1989. And what a series that was.

Of course, it would have the lowest television ratings of any Stanley Cup in recent history, which wouldn’t help the league land the U.S. network TV deal that small market franchises like Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa need to compete financially, but it would still be nice.

But let’s say I root for Vancouver over the Wild and Anaheim, and Ottawa over the Devils – which do I cheer for in the Cup? I do live closer to Vancouver, but I grew up closer to Ottawa.

What to do, what to do. I suppose the best way to pick one team to root for would be to pick a name out of a hat and put down $500 on it to go all the way. Unfortunately I don’t have that kind of money.

After weighing the pros and cons of each and every team in the playoffs, post-Maple Leafs, all I can say is "Go Hockey Team, Go!"

I really hope we see a few more fights in the next round. Compared to last year, the play-offs have been a real snooze fest.

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