of a terrible mistake on your shoulders?
Can the Bruins finally end their 39-year championship drought? Can the Canucks finish off a dominant season? Did you know that Cam Neely was once traded from Vancouver to Boston? No really, did you know that? Would you like to hear about it 300 times in the next two weeks?
We'll start finding out the answers tomorrow night. As we count down to the opener, here's an in-depth look at how the two teams stack up.
Bruins - Nathan Horton leads a group of never-say-die forwards who refuse to throw in the towel, unless there's a chance they could hit a Lightning fan in the face with it.
Canucks - Will rely on timely offense from Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, and whichever forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin decide to bank a few shots off of to break up the monotony.
Bruins - Tomas Kaberle has been creating a steady stream of scoring opportunities with his crisp passes to the open man, some of which even go to his teammates.
Canucks - Kevin Bieksa is willing to fight tooth and nail to win a championship, assuming "tooth and nail" is the nickname of some skill player who doesn't know how to fight.
Bruins - While the Canucks' goalie won the prestigious starting job for the 2010 Canadian Olympic team, the Bruins are stuck with some loser who was never even considered for a spot on the roster.
Canucks - Roberto Luongo has once again failed to silence his critics by going an entire postseason without surrendering a goal.
Bruins - Claude Julien and his staff have reportedly not yet decided which game to schedule their momentum-crushing "too many men" penalty for.
Canucks - Alain Vigneault has shown that he can handle all the most difficult coaching decisions, such as yelling "Get out there, Kesler" during any and all critical situations.
Bruins - Finally found a cure for their special team woes in game seven against the Lightning when they hit pause, accessed the options menu and turned penalties off.
Canucks - Have been dominant on special teams due to extensive video study, a disciplined approach to positioning, and having a whole bunch of players who are way better than everybody else's.
Bruins - The city desperately needs a Bruins' championship to raise their spirits, since their other three sports teams haven't won a title in months.
Canucks - It's hard to fight the sinking feeling that right now the Green Men are busy cutting Matt Damon and Ben Affleck masks out of an old issue of People magazine.
Bruins - Have been known to eliminate opponents using a stanchion.
Canucks - Have been known to eliminate opponents using a stanchion.
Bruins - Seeing Tyler Seguin score the Stanley Cup winning goal would be a devastatingly cruel blow to Maple Leaf fans, so you know there's about a 90% chance that the hockey gods are making it happen.
Canucks - The players know they have a chance at hockey immortality right in front of their face, which has instinctively caused them to snap their heads back and look around for a referee.
Bruins - Have lost each of the last eight times they've gone to the Stanley Cup finals against a team representing Canada, so are probably thrilled to be playing the Canucks instead.
Canucks - Won the Western Conference title with a double-overtime game five win to set up a finals matchup against an original six team with a long Cup drought; what could possibly go wrong?