Island Nucklehead wrote:
I think the 2010-2011 Canucks were a better team than the 2011-2012 Kings.
More talented? Probably. Better in terms of playoff hockey? I'm not so sure.
There's a complete world of difference in the mental toughness between the Vancouver Canucks (even last year) and the LA Kings. The Canucks last year, as talented as they were, wasted a lot of time and ended up exerting more energy than they should have.........due to their penchant for "breathers" and not effectively finishing teams off. As a result, they were too banged up when it mattered most.
Chicago should have been done in 4, and Nashville should have been done in 4 or 5. Period. The Kings are basically doing what the Canucks should have done last year up to this point. San Jose was the only team that the Canucks effectively put away..........since the Sharks are even more mentally fragile than the Canucks are.
I wonder if the Kings will lose 8-1 to the Devils in games 3 like we did. After all - the series is 2-0.............it's in the bag right? The Kings can mail in the effort next game?
RIP Creeper. You will be missed.