6 NHL Teams That Could Pull off an LA Kings-Style Cup Run Next Season

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6 NHL Teams That Could Pull off an LA Kings-Style Cup Run Next Season
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The run by the the Los Angeles Kings to the Stanley Cup championship was notable for two reasons.

The first is that the Kings shook off an ordinary regular season and made their climb from the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoff seeds.

By the time the playoffs started, they were clearly more than an ordinary team, but their body of regular season work said that's what they were.

Once the playoffs started, the Kings were a dominant team. Five-game triumphs over the Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes surrounding a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues. A 3-0 lead over the New Jersey Devils before closing them out in six games.

The Kings were dominant in the postseason, and that was probably the most notable aspect of their championship performance.

If there is a season in 2012-13, here's a look at six teams that have the potential to dominate in the playoffs the way the Kings did last season.

Other teams could possibly take the league championship, but none of the others could do it in dominating fashion.

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