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NorCal Vs. SoCal: Ducks Meet Sharks in 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Two California teams will meet in the NHL playoffs for only the second time in 40 years.

The San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks have created quite a Northern California-Southern California rivalry. Perhaps, it has even eclipsed the traditional NorCal/SoCal tilt between the Giants and Dodgers. 

There are two important ingredients in fierce rivalries: Competition and a level of dislike between the two teams. The Giant-Dodger rivalry has become stale because of the domination by the Dodgers in recent years.   

There is no doubt the Sharks and Ducks have an intense dislike for one another. The last game between the two teams at the Honda Center proves that.

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