All time NHL 10 Best Teams

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The following top 10 list of National Hockey League teams that are all time best performers since the league’s inception in 1917, until the latest completed season of 2007–08.  It is based strictly on the combined number of Stanley Cup championships. According to Wikipedia, since the 1914–15 season, the trophy has been won a combined 92 times by 17 active NHL teams and five defunct teams. Prior to that, the challenge cup was held by nine different teams. Since the 1914–15 season, the trophy has been won a combined 92 times by 17 active NHL teams and five defunct teams. Prior to that, the challenge cup was held by nine Since the 1914–15 season, the trophy has been won a combined 92 times by 17 active NHL teams and 5 defunct teams. Prior to that, the challenge cup was held by nine different teams. There are two seasons that the Stanley Cup has not been awarded: the 1918–19 season, because of a Spanish flu epidemic, and 2004–05, because of the NHL lockout.

 

1. Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have hoisted the Stanley Cup on 24 occasions, nearly twice as many as the next NHL team. The Montreal Canadiens (French: Les Canadiens de Montréal) are based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The team is a member of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is officially known as Le Club de Hockey Canadien.

 

2. Toronto Maple Leafs

Last cup that they held was in 1967 and Leafs have won it on 13 occasions all together. Toronto Maple Leafs failed to reach the Stanley Cup finals in the 40 years since then. The Leafs are based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the NHL. The organization, one of the “Original Six” members of the NHL, is officially known as the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and is the leading subsidiary of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE).

 

3. Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings are the last season’s (2007-2008) Stanley Cup champions and have combined 11 cups in club’s history. they have dominated the NHL in the last  two decades winning the most trophies and awards. Red Wings are based in Detroit, Michigan, who are the current Stanley Cup champions. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The club is one of the Original Six teams of the NHL.

 

4. Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins  are in forth place and hold 5 Stanley Cups earned in 1972, 1970, 1941, 1939 and 1929. The Bruins are  based in Boston, Massachusetts. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The team has been in existence since 1924, entering the league as the first United States-based expansion franchise.

 

5. Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers led by Wayne Gretzky are sharing forth place with Boston Bruins and with 5 Stanley Cups in club history. The team is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Oilers were founded on November 1, 1971 with the team playing its first season in 1972 as one of twelve founding franchises of the major professional World Hockey Association (WHA).

 

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