Archive for October 2010

Calgary Wins Season 11 WCHL Cup

Calgary Flames fans take to the Red Mile to celebrate their first WCHL Championship

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3rd Round WCHL Playoff Preview

The finals in each conference are set and in both we find teams that have been on the cusp of success in the past and teams that have been Cinderella stories so far. With the number of upsets we've seen so far, it's anyone's guess who will win advance to the Finals, but one thing is for certain: We will have a first-time winner of the WCHL Cup this season.


The King is Dead: Canucks sweep the Ducks

In what surely will go down as one of the biggest surprises of this WCHL season, the Vancouver Canucks absolutely had their way with the defending champion Anaheim Ducks in 4 games. It wasn't just that this was an upset, or a sweep, it was how soundly the Ducks were beaten. After a close game one, the Ducks folded like a cheap suit in game two's 5-1 loss. The Canucks then went home with a surprising 2-0 lead and were fired up going into game three. On the other hand Anaheim seemed deflated and put up a lackluster performance. The result was the most lopsided game of these playoffs: a 7-0 drubbing. Then last night down 2-0 going into the 3rd, the Ducks finally showed a bit of life, scoring two goals in the first 7 minutes. It wasn't enough though. Daniel Alfredsson would pot the winner 40 seconds into OT to give the Canucks a TKO.

This has to be seen as a disappointment for everyone in Anaheim. The defending champs didn't show much desire to win throughout this playoffs and one has to wonder if Coach Pete DeBoer or GM Watt will take responsibility for this one.

The Canucks will now await the winner of the Calgary-Colorado series which sits at 3-1 for Calgary.

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2nd Round WCHL Playoff Preview

The first round saw 3 lower seeds advance with a chance to follow in the Bruins Season 10 footsteps as a Cinderella team. The Ducks and Rangers are the clear cut favourites to meet in the finals if only they aren't lulled to sleep by weak opponents in this round. Here is the preview of all four WCHL playoff series.

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Playoff Recap - 2nd Edition

Only two series will go to 7 games in this first round of the WCHL playoffs. We've already seen one huge upset in the East and we're looking at a second one if the Sabres don't blow a 3-1 lead.

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Playoff Recap - 1st Edition

The story in the first two nights of the WCHL playoffs has been the number of overtime games that have taken place. 7 of the 16 games needed extra time to be decided and if this continues throughout the playoffs then cardiac wards across the continent should be seeing an upswing in fans needing assistance.

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Hello everyone,
I'd like to direct your attention to the message board for the latest WCHL News bulletin. The release can be found here:
If you can't access the message board, because I was told at least one GM has difficulties with this, please let me know and I can e-mail you a copy of what is posted.
Trent Allen
WCHL Commissioner

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Eastern Conference Round One Preview

It's almost unfair that 4 of these teams will be eliminated so soon. The quality in the Eastern Conference is as good as ever and it'll take a team at the top of their game to make it through this bracket. There are a number of teams that have been on the precipice of success and are looking to take that step towards a WCHL championship.

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Western Conference Round One Preview

Round One of the WCHL Season 11 Playoffs features some intriguing matchups in the Western Conference. The WCHL defending champs are looking at an easy start while some intriguing rematches from last year's playoffs means some renewed rivalries and bad blood could be in store.

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