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PHT Extra: Stanley Cup preview, Conn Smythe favorites and more

Anze Kopitar, Patrik Elias

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, center, and New Jersey Devils center Patrik Elias, right, vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)


In the latest episode of PHT Extra, Mike Halford and Jason Brough -- one of the top five Vancouver-based hockey blogging duos currently working for NBC -- previewed the 2012 Stanley Cup finals, set to begin Wednesday when the Devils host the Kings in New Jersey.

Topics for discussion included:

-- Since they’re favored, what is the Kings’ biggest advantage over the Devils?

-- Is there a weakness the Devils could exploit?

-- Who’s the Conn Smythe favorite heading in? Sleeper pick?

-- What was the name of the guy that played Peach Pit owner Nat Bussichio on 90210?*

To find out the answers, watch this video:

* We ran out of time while taping. The correct response is Joe E. Tata.