First, to the hockey gods: I am not assuming a victory tomorrow for the Red Wings. This is merely a hypothetical conversation.
Should we win the series, we are looking at the Ducks or the Canucks (ha! it rhymes!). My question is: who would you rather face?
For my money, the Ducks scare me. I concede that Luongo is a good goalie, but I don't get the impression he's in the midst of a crazy playoff hot streak. The Ducks, on the other hand, have plenty of talent and basically underperformed this year. Beating the Sharks will give them huge momentum. This is especially true if they win in 5 games.
Unless the Sharks stretch it to 7 games and lose, I'd rather play Vancouver.