I hate to say it but I suspect that LA will rally around the Sutter hiring and play some decent hockey. We all know they have the on ice personnel, adding what can be argued is a decent coach like DS will probably enable them. His coaching record is stellar...it's his business/management skills that are his weaknesses. As a coach he's never missed the playoffs when starting with an entire season from training camp. That says something.
I think were taking that team a bit lightly considering how talented of a group they have.
SKYO wrote:With all the top teams dropped, LA could sneak a cup here.
And continue with the trend recently of - beat the Canucks, and win a cup!
Well my hockey pool will at least stay alive if they do beat St.L and go forward. Frankly there's no team in the West I feel like I can get behind and support their style of play. On entertainment alone, I think we all agree Philly is the type of team we want to see win the Cup. If St. Louis or LA is that team, the copy effect of stifling defence will suffocate this league for the next couple of years.
And this thread is exactly why I try not to talk shit about other teams a la Alberta style.
The last time I went out of my way to shit about another teams' fanbase was during the 00's..........and after watching the spectacular rise and spectacular fall of the WCE era, combined with improbable cup runs by both Calgary and Edmonton, I decided to discontinue my trolling efforts on other message boards.......let alone talk shit about other teams.