Don't be quick to count out Kings

Updated: April 30, 2013, 12:05 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Will the Los Angeles Kings become the first team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1998 to repeat as Stanley Cup champions? It's a daunting task, but it's not impossible.

Here are five reasons it could happen:

1. Not as tired as your normal Cup champs

When Cup champions try to explain the inability to repeat, fatigue -- both mental and physical -- is the reason most often mentioned. It's a long grind to win the Cup. Many players have told me that their bodies never feel 100 percent ...

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