9 Biggest Stanley Cup Finals Storylines

Biggest 2015 Stanley Cup Finals Storylines

The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals. That means it’s time to talk Stanley Cup Finals storylines.

Don’t the presence of a Florida team fool you, either. This year’s matchup is awesome.

Sure, we won’t be seeing any epic championship droughts come to an end, nor will the Finals feature the two biggest media markets in North America. However, for the first time since 2000 and just the second time in the expansion era—which is kind of mind-blowing—both Finals teams needed seven games to vanquish their opponents in the Conference Finals. And, even more amazingly, both teams won Game 7 of their respective Conference Finals on the road.

If that doesn’t make for an intriguing matchup, I don’t know what would.

Which team is going to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup at the end of all this? No idea. Sorry. What we can talk about, though, are the things that are going to be most interesting to watch as the series unfolds. So check out our list of the biggest Stanley Cup Finals storylines and get yourself pumped for the conclusion of the greatest competition in sports.


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