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SCF: Canucks tried selling TV rights to parade

BOSTON -- The latest in a string of storylines coming out of the Stanley Cup finals had the Canucks trying to sell television rights for their parade in Vancouver assuming they won.

Several media outlets were reporting that the NHL would not allow the Canucks, who have a 3-2 series advantage going into Game Six, to sell the broadcast rights if they finished off the Bruins tonight or Wednesday. Bruins tonight or Wednesday. Fluto Shinzawa, the fine beat writer for the Boston Globe, broke the story Sunday.

http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-12/sports/29650472_1_canucks-parade-broadcast-rights

As you might expect, word quickly made it back to the Bruins' dressing room. Boston already was plenty motivated with the Stanley Cup in its building and the Canucks one win away, but the move was certain to give the Bruins a little extra incentive.

"I don't know what to say to that," Bruins winger Michael Ryder told WEEI in Boston after the morning skate. "That's what they did, and that's what they want to do, and we want to rain on that parade and make sure that it doesn't happen, maybe use it to our advantage a little bit and make sure that doesn't happen."

--- Bucky Gleason

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