Thursday, June 16, 2011


There are now 3 Stanley Cups won by former Express players as Milan Lucic and his Boston Bruins were crowned NHL Champions in a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 at Rogers Arena last night.

Lucic joins Andrew Ladd who already has two cup rings with Chicago in 2010 and Carolina in 2006 as former Express who have won the Stanley Cup.

There's no question in my mind that the better team won the series and the Bruins need to be recognized their efforts over the course of the series.

The Stanley Cup win capped off a career year for Lucic. He scored 30 goals and 62 points in the regular season. He added 5 goals and 12 points in the playoffs including 2 goals and 3 points in the final vs. the Canucks.

Lucic put it best when he said a few times after the game last night that some of his most memorable moments in hockey took place in his home town of Vancouver which included getting drafted by the Bruins in 06 at then GM Place, winning the Memorial Cup with the Giants in 07, winning the Junior Summit series a few months later and now winning hockey's ultimate prize.

Congratulations Milan, it looks good on you.

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