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Why Hawks-Kings is the real deal

Clash of the titans highlights toughness, offense and competitiveness

Updated: May 20, 2014, 12:44 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- We're just one game into the Western Conference finals, but the more you are around both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings, the more you realize this really is a clash of the titans.

It is not just based on the teams' performances this season -- although that in and of itself would qualify both in "titan" class -- but historically what they have achieved.

Here's a look at seven reasons this series has serious juice:

1. Pain means gain

Every ...

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