Thank you San Jose Sharks for eliminating the Vancouver Canucks, er Sucks, in 4 games. Vancouver will remain Stanley cupless for another season but will retain the title of losers and jokes of the NHL. I can hear all the Nucklehead fans crying so to help you out here's something.
Los Angeles KingsStrong Points: The defence
has been strong at both ends of the ice. Jonathan Quick has
been strong in goal.
Weak Points: Inability to do anything on the
power play may cost the Kings somewhere. The Devils could
find out how tough to be with the Kings and shut off their
Since Derian Hatcher last won the Cup in 99, no other American captain has lifted the Cup. This year that's all that is left: Ryan Callahan, Zach Parise and Dustin Brown. There is a good showing of American born players left in the playoffs:
Bickel, Boyle, Callahan, Dubinsky, Kreider...
O.K., I'm crazy. I'm going out on a limb. I'm saying it:
The Kings will win this year's Stanley Cup.
How crazy! How illogical and stupid! But the illogical and
stupid are happening in this year's playoffs.
Wasn't Vancouver supposed to win big over the Kings?
And L.A. won in five games. Wasn't...