2012 Stanley Cup Champions: Los Angeles Kings
Congrats to the LA Kings, who played a dominant game throughout the entire playoffs and (relatively) easily dispatched all three division winners in the West and, of course, the Eastern champions. It feels like they rope-a-doped the entire league with their mediocre regular season and 8th seed. I’m not big on the “flipping the switch” cliché, but this made a pretty big case for it. Despite my grudge-bearing over eliminating my beloved Canucks, their win is much deserved.
HbD’s first attempt at predicting each match-up based on the quality of their overall brand was a complete disaster, going 5 for 15 overall. The moral of the story? Don’t judge a book by its cover. However, we all do that from time to time, and as a book designer as well, my job kind of relies on people doing that. So, ignore that moral and I’ll keep trying to make aesthetically-pleasing things!