bunomatic, on 25 May 2012 - 08:52 AM, said:
Quicks been great but from what I've seen and I've watched their entire run he hasn't single handedly stolen the show. Its been a team effort across the board for L.A. Sure without Quick they're likely not where they are but its too easy to simply discount what his team mates have done and lay all the credit on him.
Not to take anything away from Quick, he is definitly part of the reason the teams there, but theres a reason why Bernier has also looked good when he played during the regular seasons too, the team in front is also pretty good. We aren't talking about the opponent they just put away, the Coyotes, who (similar to Buffalo) live and die by the play of their goalie, and rode Smith to the WCF. Quick was there to keep them in the playoff hunt when they struggled to get goals and is deserving of the vezina this year, but the Kings are where they are because the team is playing well as a team right now.
I can't believe the Devils early in the first period in the last game were able to put 3 past Lundqvist so early. The Kings have probably the best chance of beating the Kings, only cause of Lundqvist, they would need him to shut down the Kings offence and hope that they could get maybe 2 past Quick