The Blackhawks, Kings, and Bruins have won the last 5 Cups and look to continue to be major contenders. At their core they share a "holy trinity" of strength down the middle: a Vezina calibre goaltender, a Norris calibre D, and a Selke calibre C. Note here that the Selke doesn't go to Steve Kasper types any more; gotta score too.
With that in mind...who is going to break into that club, and what does it say about the Blues that they haven't? They have Backes and Pietrangelo, and their goalies have put up some good numbers but...maybe they aren't genuinely Vezina calibre? Who else could be said to have, or to potentially have, the holy trinity? Scabs with Subban, Price, and...no Selke centre? Rangers with McDonagh, Lundqvist and ... no Selke centre.
Also, where does that put Anaheim - a very good team with a lot of very good pieces, but Getzlaf's more Hart than Selke, none of their D is Norris calibre right now, and Gibson is the only goalie there who might elevate to Vezina status. Are they doomed to follow the lead of the Sharts who've never had that Selke type centre, relied on Boyle and Burns as their best D (neither Norris types at this point), even though they have the Vezina guy in net?
I'm going to go with Colorado as the next holy trinity team. Varlamov was a finalist for the Vez and even got Hart votes. Landeskog has all the makings of that Selke type scoring C. The longshot is Barrie becoming Norris calibre, but boy, he sure looked good in the playoffs before Cooke worked his usual magic.
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