Found April 10, 2012 on Rob The Hockey Guy:
The Canucks start what they hope will be a long and memorable Stanley Cup run tomorrow. This is the 42nd chance for the Canucks to win the ultimate prize, and one of the best chances to actually get it done. But wait, before we get too ahead of ourselves, there’s a team by the name of the Los Angeles Kings standing in their way. There has never been a team that has finished first in the NHL twice in a row that has received two harder first round playoff opponents. Last year they drew the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks while this year they drew the talented/gritty Los Angeles Kings. The Kings are an underachieving team this year. After acquiring Mike Richards in the offseason, most expected them to win the Pacific division and be a force in the Western Conference. Instead, they weren’t able to finish ahead of the Phoenix Coyotes (!) and finished eighth. What to Expect from the Kings The Kings are a gritty team that doesn’t give up a lot of goals. While they have a lot of big ...
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