Which NHL Playoff Team Needs to Win the Stanley Cup the Most?

April 5th, 2011 by Scott Weldon Leave a reply »
Some teams always seem to have a chance to win the Stanley Cup.

The Detroit Red Wings are always ready for a cup run. If they don't win it this year, you know they can take a run at it next year.

Other organizations, such as the New Jersey Devils or Colorado Avalanche, may fall on bad times, but you believe they will be able to rebuild and challenge for a cup soon.

Some teams, though, never seem ready to win or even legitimately challenge for the Stanley Cup. They may get close but never quite put it together. If they don't win a cup when the opportunity arises, you fear they may never win it.

These are the teams that need desperately to win one.

Which NHL playoff team this year most needs to win the Stanley Cup?      

Last year, the answer to that question was obviously the Chicago Blackhawks. They were one of the original six franchises that had won the fewest Stanley Cups. They also had the longest extant streak of playing in the league without winning a cup.

Chicago had last won the cup in 1961. They had been without a cup victory for 47 full NHL seasons before 2009-10.

When t ...

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