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Video: Daneyko says Kings’ depth makes them team to beat

May 31, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

One aspect of teams going deep into the Stanley Cup Playoffs that’s often talked about is depth. Being able to sustain injuries and a lack of production from players makes the run for the Cup so daunting.

Former Stanley Cup champion Ken Daneyko says the Los Angeles Kings have enough depth to make them the team to beat as he shared in his chat on Edward Jones Face Time.

The Kings face the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET from United Center in Chicago on NBCSN Sunday night. Will that depth show through or will it be all about the superstars taking control?

  1. hammerhead5573 - May 31, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    I’m at a loss for words. Is the suggestion, the Hawks don’t have depth? Shaw, Saad, Smith, Krueger, Leddy, might disagree, if that is what he’s suggesting. Not to mention some of the farm players we as Hawks fan have been begging for Q to get in the lineup.

    • blomfeld - Jun 1, 2014 at 12:15 AM


      Notwithstanding Oprah Winfrey, taxi-driver assailants and ‘fatso’ pizza parlors, the bottom line is that ‘he’ will determine who wins tomorrow night. Yes sir ! It’s always been that way and it ‘probably’ always will be, eh ? :)

  2. blackhawks2010 - May 31, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    The Kings players are talking crap that they will win Game 7 and now former Kings player is saying the same? Hawks are all business and focused on winning and not running their mouths.

    Difference between the two organizations…. Go Hawks!

    • nj666 - May 31, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      Daneyko is a former kings player? When’d that happen? You must have real insecurity issues if you think that was “talking crap”.

      • slysipops - Jun 1, 2014 at 4:14 PM

        easy nj66, don’t break your keyboard

    • slysipops - Jun 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      new jersey…….. but what’s the difference. he must have just needed some attention ?

  3. dontbsuchapuss - May 31, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Who cares what that moron says there are very few teams that have the depth the hawks do. Don’t pay much attention to the kings but not seeing the depth that puts them in an advantage to beat the hawks

    • endusersolutions2013 - May 31, 2014 at 8:03 PM

      Guess the former player does not bother with looking at stats. Kings have decent depth – just not Hawks depth. Lets see 20 point scorers? hawks have 13, Kings 12. With +/-, Hawks have 21 players with a positive +/-, Kings 17.

    • slysipops - Jun 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      just a couple of guys trying to say something to sell a story and make a buck or two to split . if the two teams play as they are capable of , it’s all pretty even with a minor edge to the HAWKS on defense .

  4. matt14gg - May 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    I’d bet deep down each of these teams feels as if they are playing Game 7 for the Stanley Cup tomorrow night. The Rangers are a great story, but I don’t see any way they can beat LA or Chicago. Talk about motivation to win a game.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM

      Don’t underestimate the 5 goalies.

  5. 19to77 - May 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Riiight. I forgot the ‘Hawks were such a thin, top-heavy roster. Daneyko’s a moron. Both teams got to this point by virtue of having ridiculous depth in all positions. The Kings are an exceptionally well-rounded team, but not even slightly moreso than the ‘Hawks. This is about as even a match as you get – or did poor Ken not notice the series is going to game 7 to decide it all?

    • twosquirrelsonetree - May 31, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      He pegs the Kings to win ‘tonight’ so I assume this was aired prior to game six. But I agree with everyone else, it’s like he views the Hawks as a top heavy team. They are anything but. That’s why they’re so hard to take out in a series.

    • joey4id - May 31, 2014 at 4:29 PM

      19to77, I did it again. Hawks were pissed off after reading my comment. :-)

      joey4id – May 30, 2014 at 8:16 PM
      Ok Kings! Now that the Rangers closed off their series and are resting you have added incentive to end this tonight. No reason why it shouldn’t happen on home ice and avoid another trip and time zone change. Quick > Crawford

  6. thegronk87 - May 31, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Daneyko has more cups than the blackhawks do.

  7. bleedrangerblue - May 31, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Of course he’s gonna say that. He’s a efin devil…. Loser

  8. rgledz - May 31, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Okaaaay……when Kaner is on the second line and Sharpie is on the third you definitely have depth issues. Six d men that can be paired any way you want ’em too. Too bad the Hawks lack depth. Thanks Ken

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