I don't know about that, this series is like putting a welterweight against Jack Dempsey.
I would be shocked if it goes to 6.
Some of you need to dial down the hyperbole and forget the last two games. This is a much improved team vs. the prior two seasons and you think they're going to do worse? They went 6 with no Kopitar last season and the season before was their first ever playoff experience and they went 6.
They are almost 100% healthy and match up well vs. Vancouver. The Kings have their best chance to win a series right now.
"In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened." - Vin Scully being clairvoyant in 1988.
The Los Angeles Kings - 2012 Stanley Cup Champions
If there is a back to back, and the first of those back to back games goes to 1 OT or more..the loser will be irreparably destroyed. Could potentially be to our advantage, as the crowd could push them through Game 3.
Another thing that has me concerned going into the playoffs... Quick's track record in the post season:
4-8 record with a GAA of 3.32 and a SV% of .900. He seems to get rattled during the playoffs and his performance takes a notable dip in high pressure situations.
There are two sides to that coin though. He was overplayed that season in the first series he played in vs. Vancouver (arguably overplayed this season as well but he is better conditioned and it shows). The 2nd series with San Jose was minus Kopitar. They weren't going to win a series without their #1 center.
Vancouver is in a lot of hurt minus one Sedin and no Samuelsson is huge. I like our chances.
this is actually a really big series. it should determine what happens with quick and management. if the kings get bounced DL should be gone, if quick has another disappointing performance kings might just go with the cheaper option in bernier rather paying quick top dollar.
What should the Kings do with their lineup if Carter is good to go? Scratch Richardson and put Carter back with Richards? Move Carter to the top line and slide Richardson to the fourth line and scratch Nolan?
I'd like to see them deport Stoll to Canada and send Greene back in a time machine to drag his knuckles with his neanderthal ancestors.
Scratch Penner and put in richardson when carter comes back. penner is just doing atrocious
St. Louis and Vancouver are both very strong teams. So are we, we just can't fight. Fortunately fighting means nothing in the grand scheme of things. The Kings main adversary is their own ability to play undisciplined, frantic hockey at the worst of times. Correcting that makes them a REALLY tough out.