Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Jersey Devils vs. LA Kings: Stanley Cup Finals 2012

Just a quick post on who I like. I am taking the Devils in 6. Reasoning: I think Brodeur is not getting enough attention that he deserves and he has been playing well enough to win ans makes the big saves when needes. Devils, in my opinion, have better lines in overall ability. I concede the Kings can score on every line but the Devils seem to look better overall on both sides of the puck. Furthermore, to me home ice doesn't matter now, so I don't see it playing a factor especially when both teams have shown to road warriors and its the cup. I think the biggest factor is amount of rest the Kings have got and will continue to get until Game 1. They were the hottest team throughout the playoffs so far and Quick was like a volcano so I can only imagine that an extended period of rest could be harmful. This rest will help the Devils since sometimes this past series it looked like some of the players have nagging injuries that need some down time.

So recap: Kings have a slight advantage in goaltending cause Quick has been playing better than everyone since March but Brodeur has shown he still has a lil bit of his drive left in him. I honestly think the Devils have better overall ability on all the lines and it helps a ton for their forecheck which has been effective throughout the playoffs. Defensively, I think they cancel each other out. They both give other teams chances but they do that in order to give their players chances too. Devils in 6 but wouldn't be surprised to see it go 7.

Side Note: So as many of you might know I am Isles fan. SO RIGHT NOW fans are voting for the NHL13 Cover and an Islander, John Tavares is in the semis. I want him on the cover. I am just asking you all to go to the vote and give him the 10 votes/day limit.

1 comment:

  1. As a long time devils fan... I think the Devils are coming in as the underdog, but they will upset the Kings in 6 games. Kings are the better team but Devils are going to be going all out.