For the most part, people have referred to the current St. Louis Blues – LA Kings series as the most evenly matched pairing of the first round. Many have also called it the best and/or most competitive matchup being played in either Conference. But not Mark Spector of Sportsnet. After Jonathan Quick’s 1-0 shutout in Game 3 on Saturday night, the Edmonton-based journalist thumbed out the following tweet:
Can I say that LA-St. Louis is a travesty? Bad for the game, over-coached, awful to watch. Can they both be eliminated?
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) May 5, 2013
That came after three games decided by one goal, including an overtime affair in Game 1.
On today’s MayorsManor show he’ll try to explain his position – and to do so, he’ll stir the ghost of Patrick Roy’s goalie equipment, remind everybody of the Jacques Lemaire years in New Jersey, mix in a little Dallas Stars history, bang on the Edmonton Oilers and even rattle off a few stats.
In the end, you decide if he’s right…
If you’ve missed any of our recent shows, here are some links to get you caught up:
Jonathan Davis of Fox Sports and Joe Yerdon of NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk – Playoff predictions and NHL Awards
MayorsManor Live Radio with Helene Elliott – she sets the table for Game 2 in St. Louis
MayorsManor Live Radio with Kelly Hrudey – Will he cry during his speech?
MayorsManor Live Radio with Jeff Carter – one of the most popular shows this year
A full list of other Kings related guests who have joined us recently – including Drew Doughty, Matt Greene, Alec Martinez, Dustin Penner, new LA assistant coach Davis Payne and dozens more – can be found here.
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