Who Will Win in a Best-of-Seven Series? Chicago vs Los Angeles
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08-07-2013, 06:08 PM
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...whcih is why the moves mentioned above, Toffoli and Frattin, are a net gain.
Assuming both teams are fully healthy and there isn't some sort of choke job going on, it's a coin flip, maybe slight edge Hawks just based on the matchup alone (they've typically owned us over the last couple of years--that speed and transition counterpunch wrecks us every time--OT Game 5, anyone?)
I'm sure the Hawks young replacements will fit in just fine, but this time, I'm taking Kings in 7 (Mitchell is the X-Factor).
Yeah i agree, as i said in my initial post, that the Kings forwards as a whole are probly gonna be slightly better than they were last year, with added speed and skill from those players u mentioned. Toffoli in particular i think is gonna be special. Still though, as u mentioned, the Hawks seem to have the favor in this matchup, largely because of their ability to make Quick look human quite easily, where he looks untouchable against all other teams. I think both teams will have a few new players on offense to add to their forward depth, and while the players the Kings are expecting to contribute (Frattin, Toffoli, and Mitchell) are better than the Hawks new cast of youngsters, i still dont think its gonna be enough to make up for the overall difference in strength at forward and puck possession.
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