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23 Intently Staring Goalies

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It’s a goalie showdown in the Western Conference Finals

The brackets are long broken, and the sportsbook numbers no longer make any sense whatsoever. What could cause such a one-two punch to amateur and professional wagering? How about a Phoenix/LA Western Conference final!

Neither Smith nor Quick were tagged as “the one” at the beginnings of their NHL careers, although Quick took the role in very little time. Under the coach and GM team of Darryl Sutter and Dean Lombardi, Quick’s star has risen, and he’s caught the attention of the national hockey press. Western Conference teams, and specifically Pacific Division teams, have had the “pleasure: of trying to get the puck past Quick this season, and once the Kings started to show some goal scoring support for their goalie, the team took off.

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