NHL Playoffs 2012: Why the Los Angeles Kings Will Not Win Stanley Cup

May 4th, 2012 by Joseph Trenton Leave a reply »
In a recent article, a quick survey was conducted to find out who is the favourite to win the Stanley Cup in the view of hockey fans.

779 votes were counted, and here are the results:

32.9 percent picked the Los Angeles Kings, 23.5 percent picked the New York Rangers, 22.6 percent picked the Philadelphia Flyers.

Note: these figures are vastly different from the predictions made before the NHL playoffs began.

Many believed the Pittsburgh Penguins, led by Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Marc-Andre Fleury had the best chance to win. However, the Penguins fell out of the playoffs after trailing 0-3 in the first round against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Since the Los Angeles Kings are the No. 1 favourites now, I will analyze what they have done to get to this stage of the playoffs.



Goaltending is always a key element for playoff success. It proved to be vital for all four teams in the Western Conference, and it was somewhat the same in the East.

Jonathan Quick played lights-out hockey against the Vancouver Canucks. He was a little lucky to face only one Sedin twin for thr ...

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