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While he won't cheer for the state rivals, Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau is picking the Kings to win the Stanley Cup. (MIKE BLAKE/Reuters file photo)
Bruce Boudreau is picking the Los Angeles Kings to win the Stanley Cup -- but he isn't cheering for them.
"I'm happy in the sense that I think it will grow hockey in southern California," the Anaheim Ducks coach told the Orange County Register. But, I've got to be honest, I can't really sit here and say, 'I hope they win.' "
Boudreau, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Ducks this week, said it wasn't easy to pick the cross-town rivals to win the Cup.
"(But) I thought they were the toughest team we played, especially coming down the stretch when teams had to win," Boudreau said.