PHT Morning Skate: Where the Kings are the oddsmakers’ favorites

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

If you’ve got money down on the Stanley Cup finals, chances are you’re betting on the L.A. Kings to beat New Jersey. So say the oddsmakers anyhow. (Toronto Sun)

Mike Richards and Peter DeBoer have history that goes back to junior hockey. (LA Kings Insider)

Bob McKenzie says the Devils’ defense might struggle with the size of the Kings’ forwards. (TSN)

Former Kings goalie Kelly Hrudey loves how Jonathan Quick carries the team. (Kings)

Lou Lamoriello says the Devils “are back where you want to be” in the Stanley Cup finals. (Fire & Ice)

Dave Taylor has been involved with the Kings for a long time and his imprint is still on the team. (Kings)

The “trade Rick Nash” derby will begin in earnest in the summer. For real. (Columbus Dispatch)