yes it is a big deal.
the team that wins it will need more than 50 wins.
the team that wins the stanley cup only needs 16 wins.
unfortunatly with 4on4 ot and shootouts, the regular season does not resemble the playoffs at all.
the canucks will have to win, not tie in points to get the trophy. they have less row points.
the 3 point game system does not always award the trophy to the strongest team. this taints the cup.
the superstition of not touching the cup is not to say that it is not apreciated. its to say the job is not done yet.
There. I feel better.