The Bruins haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1972. The Vancouver Canucks haven't won a Stanley Cup since, well, never. If the two meet up in the finals this spring, something will have to give. If that is the case, the Bruins will come out on top — or at least that's what the computers say.
WhatIfSports.com recently did a simulation of the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs, and B's fans will be happy to hear that the computers like Boston to hoist the cup at the end of the year. WhatIf's simulation engine simulated the playoffs 1,000 times, and the Bruins came out as the champions more times than any other team.
If the simulation does play out in real life, fans will be in for a treat. Not only does it have the Bruins beating Vancouver, it has them doing so in an epic seven-game series.
While the B's will have to battle it out with the Western Conference's top team, the simulation says they'll have an easy time getting there. B's fans would love to see their team dispatch of the hated Canadiens as quick as possible in the first round. The simulation has the Bruins sweeping away the Habs in the first round before taking care of the Penguins in five games and the Flyers in six games in the following rounds.
Obviously, you have to take it all for what it's worth, especially when you consider what last year's simulation came up with. Last year, WhatIf computers predicted that the Capitals would earn a date with Lord Stanley. In case you forgot, the Caps were bounced in the first round.
And who upset Washington in the first round just a year ago? The Montreal Canadiens.