I have one comment on game two

Kings didn’t win. It happens. Wheel out the cliches. Gut check time. Etc.

 
  • http://web.me.com/kakitadoug/geekblog/Blog/Blog.html DougS

    Considering how close the first two games have been, I’m not that down on the Kings’ prospects.

    All the same, I was struck by a table that Jon Rosen posted to the Insider the other day of what has happened to defending Cup champions since ’98, when Detroit was the last team to repeat. Of the 9 most recent defending champs, 7 failed to make it past the first round — and that includes Carolina, which didn’t even make the playoffs.

    I’m not saying that the Kings are likely to lose this series, only that repeating does seem to be a difficult task these days and we probably shouldn’t be surprised that the climb seems more grueling than it was last year.