Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Why NHL and NBC Will Win with Kings vs Devils Matchup

May 26th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
Both the NHL and NBC will win with the 2012 Stanley Cup Final matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings because it involves two exciting teams based in large markets that play an exciting brand of hockey.

Let's examine why the league and NBC will mutually benefit from this matchup.


Exciting Offensive Matchup

If you haven't followed hockey much over the last 10 years or so, you probably think the Devils still play the boring, trap-style of hockey that won them three championships from 1995-2003.

Well, that couldn't be further from the truth right now. The Devils try to score goals and have an aggressive offensive style, with exciting forwards Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk and rookie Adam Henrique capable of scoring on any shift.

The Kings play a tough style of hockey that is similar to what the Boston Bruins used last year to physically dominate the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final.

Power forwards Dustin Brown and Mike Richards don't shy away from big hits and are also capable of scoring goals.

This matchup will be full of offense and lots of goal ...

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