NHL Playoffs 2011: The Vancouver Canucks and Other Teams Under the Most Pressure

April 11th, 2011 by Andre Khatchaturian Leave a reply »
The 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs start Wednesday night. With the NHL postseason comes a lot of pressure on teams who have failed to get the job done in years past.

If a proven team like Pittsburgh, Chicago or Detroit fails to win the Stanley Cup this year, it's understandable; Chicago won it last year, Detroit seemingly wins it every year and Pittsburgh has had a great season without their best players.

But for some teams, it's all or nothing this year. They've been favorites year after year, yet they fail to win when it counts most.

Here are the top five teams who will be most heavily scrutinized if they don't go far this year.

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