With the development of defense men like Vats and Lindholm, we are developing our own identity to winning the cup, which will be quite different than 2007. There seems to a presupposition on this board and around the league that you have to be tough and goon-like, in order to win the cup. That is why teams like the Kings and Blues are often picked as Stanley Cup favorites the last two years. While, skilled teams that are fast and offensive oriented tend to win more than their share of cups, for example Blackhawks (twice), Red Wings, and Penguins. The Ducks played that style last year and they won the Pacific Division. People say that they choked in the playoffs, but all far off were we from winning the Cup last year? After Detroit upset us, they were so close to upsetting Chicago, losing to them in overtime in game 7, after blowing a 3 to 1 lead in the series. Some can attribute their loss from running out of gas, after having to play us in 7 game series with multiple overtimes, while Chicago swept through an injury plagued Minnesota team. I am sure Chicago was happy to see us get knocked out, since we were the one team they had trouble beating. Now with offense oriented d-men like Vats and Lindholm, who will hold puck in zone more often, as well as able to set up offense, we will allow the team to possess the puck much more, which will help our defense. So our style is not as tough, as Kings and Blues, but we are faster, more skilled than them, and more offensively dangerous than them. This style has proven successful in the past, so let's support our team and realize that they have as good a shot as anybody in winning the cup.