Stanley Cup Playoffs: Canadians Pick 2011, 1993, 1967 As Their Most Memorable Cup Years

The Huffington Post Canada  |  Posted: 03/28/2012 5:20 pm Updated: 04/ 5/2012 9:09 am

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Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo and Bruins goalie Tim Thomas shake hands after Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

Chalk it up to a thrilling and heart-breaking seven-game series, a majority of Canadians have picked the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs as one of the most memorable.

An Ipsos Reid survey found that 37% picked the Bruins win as one of the top 3 answers when asked "which Stanley Cup year do you remember most.” Other memorable years included the 1993 Montreal Canadiens win (22%) and the 1967 playoffs (16%), the last year the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup.

"I'm not surprised to see the '67 and '93 seasons rise to the top of the results, I think even non-fans have heard hockey lovers talk enough about those two seasons," says Reid Black, Brand Manager, Molson Canadian, who commissioned the survey.

Not surprisingly regional bias played into answers with 70% of B.C. residents not being able to shake the nightmarish end of last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs which saw the Canucks unable to win a fourth deciding game despite holding a series lead.

More than half, 55% of Quebeckers picked the 1993 Habs win as their most memorable Cup year.

While 24% of Albertans, who probably live in Edmonton, picked the 1984 Edmonton Oilers Cup win as their most memorable. Calgarians, undoubtedly favoured the 1989 Cup win, or the painful loss in 2004.

Check out highlights from these memorable Stanley Cup years below:

Canucks Vs. Bruins Game 7 Full Highlights - Stanley Cup Finals
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I do not own this video. It belongs to nhl.com. Here are the highlights from game seven of the 2010 to 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals. The Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins, 4-0, thanks to fantastic, fast offensive strategies. Tim Thomas also shined in this game, with some great saves as the Bruins win the Stanley Cup. Game in a flash. June 15, 2011, hockeychapals.
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