I don't think so, they are definitely the underdogs no matter who wins on Sunday. The Kings and the Blackhawks have really dominated the league in the past 2 or 3 years now. They are just dominant teams. They're well coached, well-built, you name it. You can try to argue against it but the results they get speak for themselves. Hopefully a team in the East besides Boston can step up and be as dominant.
The Blackhawks and the Kings certainly have better players and are better teams. I would not argue against that, and either team will be a favorite over the NYR. But if either West team loses, it wouldn't be the first time a better team got beat.