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One More Goal For The Kings

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

... Controversy aside, the reality is that the best team clearly won the series. There’s no denying that. And while you have to admire the incredible tenacity the Coyotes showed right to the end, playing a superb game Tuesday night in trying to stay alive, the deeper and more talented squad is representing the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup finals.

One could hear the hooting and hollering outside the Kings’ room before the media was allowed to enter. This was a special moment for a young team that barely made the playoffs. Now they’re playing the best hockey in the NHL.

“It’s crazy,” said Kings star blueliner Drew Doughty, who was Olympic-great Tuesday night. “I still don’t know what to say about it. We’re so happy about it. We’re in the Stanley Cup finals. That’s what we’ve dreamt of our whole lives.”

When presented with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl by NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, Brown refused to touch it as many captains also do out of superstition. Wrong trophy.

“It’s called the Stanley Cup playoffs for a reason,” Brown said.


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Primis's avatar

“Controversy aside, the reality is that the best team clearly won the series.”

Yes, and clearly reality is not preached or taught in the Coyotes locker room.  Because rather than admit being bounced by a superior team, the laundry list of excuses and blame from Phoenix is already overwhelming.

It’s called class, Phoenix.  Get some.  You might have to get a new captain to get it though, because he clearly never had any to begin with.

Posted by Primis on 05/23/12 at 12:31 PM ET

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