NHL Stanley Cup Finals: 20 Scariest Opponents to Face in Stanley Cup History

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NHL Stanley Cup Finals: 20 Scariest Opponents to Face in Stanley Cup History
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The 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals matchup is finally determined, with the Los Angeles Kings set to take on the New Jersey Devils.

The Kings rolled through the first three rounds, jumping out to a 3-0 series lead on all of their opponents, despite being the lowest seed in their conference. The Devils needed an overtime win in Game 7 of their opening round but dominated the Philadelphia Flyers and eliminated the Eastern Conference's top seed.

Neither team appears to be an easy opponent, but for the most part, none of them are particularly scary. Some players, coaches or teams in NHL history were not only difficult to play against, but downright intimidating.

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