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#1 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:24 PM

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LA Wins 4-0


I say Blues in 7. Discuss.

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#2 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:49 PM


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:41 AM

Kings in 6.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

Kings in 7
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:48 AM

Why will the Kings beat the Blues? (and vice versa)

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#6 Salviaman

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:59 AM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:34 AM

Winner takes the Cup, IMO.

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#8 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:42 AM

GO KINGS!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:11 AM

Winner takes the Cup, IMO.

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I was gonna say winner is going to the cup finals, if LA gets over this hump and triumphs over St. Louis I think they are the favorite to win it all. Going to be a very interesting series.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:34 AM

This should be a tight checking, low scoring, multiple OT series... the Kings should take it though. Better goaltending, more scoring. Kings in 6 games.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:36 AM

Blues in 5

Blues are simply much deeper team with far better coach.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

LA is riding the "upstart" roller coaster. St. Louis is a deeper, better team with a better coach. Their collective inexperience will probably make this a messy series, so I'll say Blues in 7.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

Kings in 6.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

Go Kings! The Bloser's fairy tale ends here.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

I don't know what to make of this series. I thought the Blues-Sharks series would be a grueling hard fought 6-7 game series but the Blues dismantled the Sharks. I say who ever wins this series will represent the west in the Stanley Cup Finals vs my Flyers :) I'll say this series goes to 6 or 7. For the Kings to win Quick will need to continue playing like he did in round one. Kings will need some of their goal scores to score more as well. Blues will need a solid all around play, and for their defensive game to continue to roll on all cylinders.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

The Kings just beat the President Trophy winners and outplayed the completely.

The Blues just beat a team that struggled to make the playoffs and lost a lot of talent over the offseason.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

:thumbup:
I was gonna say winner is going to the cup finals, if LA gets over this hump and triumphs over St. Louis I think they are the favorite to win it all. Going to be a very interesting series.


Yeah, at the very least, this is pretty much the WCF.

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#18 cprice12

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

Rarely does the #8 seed go anywhere after knocking off the #1 seed.

Since the current playoff format was adopted (and prior to this year), there have been ten #8 seeds that have knocked off a #1 seed

But only the 8th seeded Edmonton Oilers in 2006 & 8th seeded Montreal Canadians in 2010 made it out of the 2nd round...and neither played a #2 seed in the 2nd round.

So a #8 seed has never beaten a #1 & #2 seed in rounds 1 & 2.

I'm not saying LA can't do it...I'm just saying it's never been done before...so maybe there is a reason for that. Maybe a team letdown after the big upset or simply running out of magic...or whatever.

LA is going to be tough. Their performance against Vancouver is exactly why I was hoping to stay away from them in Rd. 1.

Quick is a shut down goalie, but I wouldn't say that LA has better goaltending, as others have mentioned here. Elliott has been better than Quick all year long and has the numbers to back it up...and he's going to start at least the first 2 games due to Halak' injury...and Halak may be the backup if/when he does return.

I think this will be a long and low scoring series. If LA had home ice, then I'd be a little more concerned about winning this series. But with all factors considered, including home ice advantage for St. Louis, I think the Blues can get it done in 7.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:27 PM

I think the Blues are the better team. Blues in 6 HOWEVER I'll be cheering for Kings in this one...

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

I don't see enough of either team to analyze this series on an educated level, so I'll just say that I am officially on the Kings bandwagon for the rest of the playoffs, which probably means they bite it this round, unfortunately.
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