Which 2014 Stanley Cup Final Opponent Is Better for the Rangers: Chicago or LA?

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Which 2014 Stanley Cup Final Opponent Is Better for the Rangers: Chicago or LA?
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The New York Rangers punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup final on Thursday and are still waiting to see whom they will play in Game 1 on Wednesday—the Chicago Blackhawks or Los Angeles Kings.

The Western Conference Final concludes Sunday night at the United Center with the Blackhawks and Kings playing Game 7 of what has been a fantastic series. The winner will host the Rangers in Game 1 of the final.

The question for the Rangers at this juncture: Whom are they better off playing in the final? Which matchups benefit the Rangers more? Forwards? Defense? Special teams?

This slideshow will break down the Blackhawks and Kings in those areas and more.

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