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12-10-2012, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
As an LA fan, I would say that St. Louis' getting swept by LA shouldn't be held against them in a matchup against NYR. Against NJD or BB, ok sure. STL had a very impressive series win against SJS, which to me is a more similar team compared to NYR than LAK is to NYR.

Also, STL is more about team defense and offense rather than any single player's ability...per Hitchcock. Comparing Halak to Lundy is irrelevant to me because you're not facing Halak, you're facing that team D in front of Halak.

The reason why LA had such success was because our forecheck broke down their team D and also the team was distracted by the hit and injury to Pieterangelo, plus the absence of him on their special teams.
How are the Rangers more comparable to the Sharks than the Kings? They aren't similar at all.. The defense and goaltending aren't even close to similar. The Rangers goaltending is more similar to the Kings, but the defense is incredibly similar to the Blues. I don't get the SJS comparison at all.

The Rangers are also all about team defense, which is obvious, and also faced injuries to Staal and Sauer.

And like the Blues, you will have to get past the Rangers defense, but if you actually do, you will have to then face Lundqvist.

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