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Top sports writer predicts a cup in Vancouver's future

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – “Nucks all the way” is how Kevin Dupont, columnist for the Boston Globe and a writer for the NBC sports website is describing his Stanley Cup prediction.

Despite favourites like the Capitals, Sharks and Blackhawks, Dupont says the Canucks have the most balanced team heading into the playoffs and that’s why he’s picking them to win it all.  He has history on his side… in 2007 he said the Ducks would win the cup and they did. The following year he had the Red Wings taking home Lord Stanley’s mug. Guess what? They did. Last year he had the Red Wings winning again. That prediction was just one game off as they lost in game seven of the finals.

He credits a balanced defensive core, the sharp shooting Sedins, Roberto Luongo as one of the league’s best and what he calls the NHL’s best number two centre in Ryan Kesler.  Dupont believes the Stanley Cup will “disappear down Gastown before Henrik can hoist it.”