Friday Oct 20

The 10 Greatest NHL Franchises

1) Montreal Canadiens- Established 1918.  24 Stanley Cups and 34 finals appearances
Last Cup: 1993  
Playoff Appearances: 82 (1st)
All-time Points %: .590 (1st)
Legends: Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau, Guy Lafleur, Henri Richard, Patrick Roy.
2) Detroit Red Wings- Established 1926.  11 Stanley Cups and 24 finals appearances
Last Cup: 2008
Playoff Appearances: 64 (4th)
All-time Points %: .538 (6th)
Legends: Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Alex Delvecchio, Sid Abel, Terry Sawchuk.
3) Toronto Maple Leafs- Established 1918.  13 Stanley Cups and 21 finals appearances
Last Cup: 1967      
Playoff Appearances: 65 (3rd)
All-time Points %: .508 (19th)
Legends: Mats Sundin, Darryl Sittler, George Armstrong, Dave Keon, Tim Horton.
4) Boston Bruins- Established 1925.  6 Stanley Cups and 19 finals appearances
Last Cup: 2011
Playoff Appearances: 69 (2nd)
All-time Points %: .558 (3rd)
Legends: Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque, Phil Esposito, Cam Neely, Zdeno Chara.
5) Chicago Blackhawks- Established 1927.  6 Stanley Cups and 13 finals appearances
Last Cup: 2015  
Playoff Appearances: 61 (5th)
All-time Points %: .504 (21st)
Legends: Bobby Hull, Tony Esposito, Glenn Hall, Keith Magnuson, Stan Mikita.
6) Edmonton Oilers
- Established 1980.  5 Stanley Cups and 7 finals appearances
Last Cup: 1990 
Playoff Appearances: 20 (19th)
All-time Points %: .519 (14th)
Legends: Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri.
7)  Pittsburgh Pirates- Established 1968.  5 Stanley Cups and 6 finals appearances
Last Cup: 2017
Playoff Appearances: 31 (10th)
All-time Points %: .512 (17th)
Legends: Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Ron Francis, Sidney Crosby, Joe Mullen.
8) New York Rangers- Established 1927.  4 Stanley Cups and 11 finals appearances
Last Cup: 1994
Playoff Appearances: 58 (6th)
All-time Points %: .513 (16th)
Legends: Mark Messier, Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch, Jean Ratelle, Mike Richter.
9) New York Islanders- Established 1973.  4 Stanley Cups and 5 finals appearances
Last Cup: 1983 
Playoff Appearances: 24 (tied for 16th)
All-time Points %: .508 (20th)
Legends: Pat LaFontaine, Denis Potvin, Clark Gillies, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy.
10) New Jersey Devils- Established 1975.  3 Stanley Cups and 5 finals appearances
Last Cup: 2003
Playoff Appearances: 22 (18th)
All-time Points %: .491 (22nd)
Legends: Scott Stevens, Viacheslav Fetisov, Patrik Elias, John MacLean, Scott Niedermayer.


0 # Ash 2014-01-28 14:24
Devils have been to 5 cups: lost to Kings and Avalanche...beat the Red Wings, Stars, and Ducks
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