The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are just one last push away for teams and fans alike. It feels like just yesterday we were wondering if there would be an Stanley Cup Champion at all. Now we get to debate on the chances of the Los Angeles Kings repeating, whether or not the all-in approach of the Pittsburgh Penguins will provide a result and so on.
As the Kings reminded everyone last season with their phenomenal run to the Cup, once the playoffs begin anything can happen. The regular season goes out the window, and statistical odds go out the window.
That doesn't mean that there aren't a few teams that appear more poised to make a serious run at the greatest trophy in sports than others.