It took seven games for them to make the conference finals, but Charlie Pierce still things the LA Kings are peaking in the playoffs. (Tony Avelar/AP)

It took seven games for them to make the conference finals, but Charlie Pierce still things the L.A. Kings are peaking in the playoffs. (Tony Avelar/AP)

The four teams remaining in the NHL playoffs just happen to be the previous four holders of Lord Stanley’s Cup. Is that a good thing for the league? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce thinks so. Charlie also weighs in on why the NBA’s new flopping fines aren’t having much of an effect, stealing the newest team record for the Boston Red Sox, and the Greek god ensuring that wresting will make its way back into the Olympics. Plus, we’ll learn of Charlie Pierce: spelling bee champion.