Around the League - 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 (Full Schedule Post 1)
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04-29-2013, 11:06 AM
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I'm more worried about the Kings getting out of the first round than who is going to win the Cup.
In the last 10 years, only Detroit and Pittsburgh made it out of the 1st round the year after winning the Cup. Detroit was on a 3 year run where they made the conference finals in 07, Cup in 08, Finals in 09. Pittsburgh was on a similar 3 year run where they made the Finals in 08, Cup in 09, then the 2nd round in 2010.
That's Crosby/Malkin, and Datsyuk/Zetterberg/Lidstrom at the top of their games.
The Kings will need similar levels of play from Kopitar/Doughty/Quick if they plan on playing beyond the 1st round this year. Who knows, that might not even be enough.
If it was easy to win the Cup, it wouldn't be worth doing.
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