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And the winner of the 2013 Stanley Cup is…

…someone with black pants. And, as I said in this morning’s post, for the first time in the modern history of the league, the last four Stanley Cup winners are the last four teams standing. (Tonight, I saw that NBC was saying it’s the second time in NHL history this has happened; come on, with…

Has this ever happened before? Nope.

The last five teams alive are also the last five cup winners: 2008 – Detroit Red Wings 2009 – Pittsburgh Penguins 2010 – Chicago Blackhawks 2011 – Boston Bruins 2012 – Los Angeles Kings And if the Blackhawks win tonight, it will be the last four cup-winners in the Conference Finals. Also, it guarantees that…

I guess Dean Lombardi was right about Justin Williams

The Justin Williams trade is, sort of, the reason I started blogging. In the wake of the Williams/O’Sullivan deadline deal — and the ensuing fire-storm in the Inside the Kings comments section, I really wanted a poll on whether commenter celebre Anthony [who?] was right about the Williams trade (hint: he wasn’t). The result was the blog Kings Kool…

Game 7 stats, ctd.

Game 7 look-ahead: Plenty of stats out there to bolster Sharks hopes against Kings — or dash them | Working the Corners [...] 16 NHL playoffs series [...] have followed the pattern of this one with the home team winning every game leading up to the seventh. In that seventh game in those series, the…

Game 6: Kings’ best, Sharks’ worst

As a franchise, the Kings are: 17-25 in Game 1s 18-24 in Game 2s 15-24 in Game 3s 10-26 in Game 4s 16-12 in Game 5s 13-6 in Game 6s 3-4 in Game 7s As a franchise, the Sharks are: 15-15 in Game 1s 12-18 in Game 2s 19-11 in Game 3s 16-14 in Game…