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2012 Stanley Cup Finals :: Kings of the NHL

Jun 12, 2012

The Los Angeles Kings are the new Stanley Cup Champions defeating the New Jersey Devils in 6 games with a 6-1 win. The Kings' overall record was 16-4, the 2nd best finish by any NHL team ever. Pretty good for a team that has never won a Stanley Cup in their 45-year existence.

Devil Charge to King... Checkmate

Checkmate!Checkmate!Courtesy of the NHL
 

In the very first period, Devil's forward Steve Bernier received a 5-minute major penalty for his boarding body check and the Kings scored 3 times on that power-play. The Devils had to change their defensive game plan to an offensive one and the Kings provided a quick counterattack to everything. Checkmate Kings!

Quick’s Cup

Jonathon QuickJonathon QuickCourtesy of the NHL
 

Jonathon Quick was definitely the best player of the playoffs allowing only 1.41 goals in only 20 playoff games. And let’s all agree that he has the greatest name for any sports player ever. Jonathon won the Conn Smythe Trophy, the award for the most valuable player in the NHL Playoffs .

Kings Coach

Stanley for SutterStanley for SutterCourtesy of the NHL

The Kings strategy started in December when they hired Darryl Sutter, their new coach. Darryl managed to help the Kings just barely get into the playoffs, as they were the last team to qualify for the 8th and final playoff spot.  After that, winning the Stanley Cup seemed pretty easy for the Kings as they cruised behind their defense and goaltending.

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Are you happy the LA Kings won? Who will you be cheering for next season?

 

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well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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