West finals preview: Canucks-Sharks

Updated: May 13, 2011, 3:57 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

They might as well call this one the Baggage Cup.

Those lovable playoff underachievers for most of the past decade -- the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks -- will meet in the Western Conference finals after the Sharks bent but did not break against the Detroit Red Wings in Thursday's Game 7.

In about 10 days, one of these long-suffering franchises will go to the Stanley Cup finals. If it's the Sharks, it will be for the first time; if it's the Canucks, it will be ...

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