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PHT Morning Skate: Where the Kings are the oddsmakers’ favorites

May 27, 2012, 9:55 AM EDT

Dustin Penner, Slava Voynov, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards AP

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

If you’ve got money down on the Stanley Cup finals, chances are you’re betting on the L.A. Kings to beat New Jersey. So say the oddsmakers anyhow. (Toronto Sun)

Mike Richards and Peter DeBoer have history that goes back to junior hockey. (LA Kings Insider)

Bob McKenzie says the Devils’ defense might struggle with the size of the Kings’ forwards. (TSN)

Former Kings goalie Kelly Hrudey loves how Jonathan Quick carries the team. (Kings)

Lou Lamoriello says the Devils “are back where you want to be” in the Stanley Cup finals. (Fire & Ice)

Dave Taylor has been involved with the Kings for a long time and his imprint is still on the team. (Kings)

The “trade Rick Nash” derby will begin in earnest in the summer. For real. (Columbus Dispatch)

  1. blomfeld - May 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Game one will be defining …

    I personally feel that Wednesday night will go a “long” way in determining who takes the Stanley Cup. If our Kings pull it off, then the juggernaut just keeps rolling ! But if the Devils prevail, then I fear that the landscape may change for us in a difficult way ? The bottom line is that Game one will be “massive” in more ways than one. Nonetheless, I’m convinced that our Kings “can and will” carry the day ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • oside760 - May 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

      road warriors… nuff said

  2. namriverrat69 - May 27, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    LONG LIVE THE KINGS!!!!!!!

  3. oside760 - May 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    road warriors… nuff said

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