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Stanley Cup playoffs

by admin on Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Hello again.

Well, the first of the 2 cup finalists has now been determined with the LA Kings dispatching the Phoenix Coyotes in 5 games. It seems the Kings hardly broke a sweat once again, now winning 12 of 14 games – 8 in a row on the road. They have defeated the top 3 teams in the west and done so in quick fashion. The Sutter coached Kings will be well rested for the finals as they prepare to face either the Devils or the Rangers in the East. In my opinion, neither team will offer much of a challenge. The 2012 LA Kings have come together as a solid team that makes very few mistakes. Currently their only weakness seems to be the power play which is struggling mightily. Again, I don’t think this will be an issue.

I am predicting that the NJ Devils will take care of the Rangers in game 6 which, I believe, is the best case scenario for the Kings. The Devils are not as defensively solid as the Rangers and are not as frustrating to play against as the Rangers. New Jersey does tend to try and push the play offensively which will open them up for Dustin Brown and the LA counter attack. The Kings were able to defeat the Canucks, Predators and the Coyotes – all of which are solid defensive teams – and were able to outshoot and outhit them all as well. Brodeur will have to stand on his head to keep his team in this series at all.

My predictions:

NJ Devils defeat the New York Rangers 4 games to 2

Stanley Cup Finals:

LA Kings defeat NJ Devils 4 games to 1.

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