Top 10 NHL Teams

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1Blackhawks

Best start in NHL history now, original six, recent cup winner and they are in the greatest city in the world. LETS GO HAWKS!

The blackhawks are the best, they have some of the top 10 best NHL players right now. Anyways They are even better then the penguins and the capitals and the Canadians never mind they are the BEST TEAM EVER!

I love this team but my brother hates them he likes the Boston Bruins. His favorite player is zdeno chara ugh If I could, I'd kill them both

It is awesome

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2Canadiens

for sure! The Montreal Canadiens have most of the NHL records, legendary hockey players and the loudest fans.
I went to a game L. A kings vs Montreal in L. A and 3/4 of people were Montreal fans...
2500 miles away from Montreal!

The Habs have been there for 100 years! They have 24 Stanley Cups! They should be number 1 for sure... - habsfan

The Montreal Canadiens are the most original teams of the NHL. Penguins aren't even an original six team and just because they have Sidney Crosby doesn't mean their the best

The Montreal Canadians Are The BEST! BY FAR!

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3Penguins

sid the kid is so sick! malkin crosby staal fluery talbot and all those guys are to sick! I love sidney crosby. he is the best player to ever live! penguins rule! malkin rules! crosby rules! fluery rules! talbot rule! EVERYBODY ON THE PENGUINS RULES

Not just the premier NHL team of today, but one of the best franchises in hockey. Although, the number of championships are fewer than others, no other franchise can boast the number of all-world stars Pittsburgh deployed. The most popular team in hockey, is certainly deserving to be recognized as one of the best. And probably could be better without all of the injuries they sustained. Lemeiux, Jagr, Francis, Barrasso, Pronovost, Crosby, Malkin, and now Fleury, and the list goes on... What a franchise. Hard to root against the Pens, unless you're from Washington or Philadelphia

A team can't be the best just because of 1 player. But they can be the best if it's like 30 players and that's why the Canadiens should be #1

Good team I like the team

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4Red Wings

Excuse me, but do the eleven cups mean anything to you? Or how about the 6 presidents trophies, or the winningest season ever, or the four cups in 13 years, or the fourth greatest player of all time, or the second greatest defenseman of all time, or the only coach in the triple gold club, not to mention more players in the triple gold club than anybody, and the greatest captain of all time. At the very LEAST they should be ranked number three behind the Canadiens and the Leafs, and not behind a team that hasn't even won a CUP!

Everyone said they couldn't beat the Blackhawks but they did. 3 times. And who knows about tonight! They have sold out their stadium over 94 times in a row! 11 Stanley cups! In my opinion the best team ever.

Red and White Jersey's everywhere in every away game crowd. Detroit makes teams like Phoenix and Atlanta sell out their arena's for the few times a year they play them.

Most consistent team ever

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5Canucks

Most passionate fans ever in the most beautiful city of the world!
They will succeed next year!

canucks are going to win the stanley cup because of luongo, sedin twin's, burrows and kesler

First of all, the Leafs need to be moved out of first (and this is a Leafs fan talking! ). However, they are still the best. They dominated the regular season and playoffs and, despite losing the final, were still the best overall. - Blueyays

"I do not even see Dallas Cowboys" THIS IS NHL, NOT NFL! Do you mean Dallas Stars, then I see what you mean?

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6Bruins

Canadiens #1? The bruins are putting up historical numbers as a team this year. Whoever made this list is obviously a Canadiens fan. I'm a Canadiens fan. I hate the Bruins but there is no denying that they are the best team in the NHL. Canadiens are having a terrible year this year, almost worst in the NHL. Bruins are coming off of a Stanley Cup victory (they beat the Canadiens on the way there) and they look as strong as ever. Don't relly understand why people just can't be honest when they vote.

We are #7 you gotta be kidding 2 cup runs in the past 4 years. This team is an original six team with history. Cam Neely, Bobby Orr, and Ray Bourque are examples of great players who were superstars.

The bruins are the best team this year by far yes I'm a bruins fan but to be honest they are the favorite for the cup this year and so what the canadiens have the most cups they happened long ago and it was a different game then

Than why are they 6 if they are awesome

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7Maple Leafs

The leafs are my favourite team and they have been since I was small. Last year they had a playoff spot for the first time since what, 2004. And I feel that they're getting better as being one of the top teams in the east. My most disliked team is the bruins, and I think that a lot of leafs fans are the same way.

By far the most loyal fans in the league, any maple leafs game you watch it takes you a minute to figure out if they are at home or not. Also let's not forget the 13 Stanley cups

Maple leafs are good because of there position true Canadiens won the most cups but they have to work on there plays especially for their goalie to me it all matters about the plays you must do and Toronto does that so good job Toronto

You guys will kick ass soon

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8Kings

Go kings pull it through and you will win the Stanley cup go Dustin Brown

They won their first two Stanley cups in less then four years. Let's go kings!

Wayne Gretzky? Useful! Drew Doughty? Useful! Dustin Brown? Useful!

I think the kings are awesome

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9Rangers

How are the leafs and bruins ahead of the rangers? The rangers have been to the conference final three times in the past 4 years. Love them, hate them, they're an awesome team. A rangers cup is bound to happen in the next 5 years. I'm willing to bet on it.

Rangers are a pretty good team but yesterday they lost the edmonton oilers 5 7 that is bad today they are playing with calgary flames

With the some of the best goalies in the league as backbones, the ranger are arguably the best team ever.

The Rangers are the best team in the league by far!

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10Ducks

Ducks have the best fanbase of any NHL team that wasn't apart of the original 6. They deserve to move up on this list.

The only reason Hab's are #2 is that they started earlier than any team, which is the reason that they have cups. Now, the entire California Fanbase and Organization is mostly Dumbass LA fans. Ducks fans are much more loyal, and they're "Smarter" in terms of hockey IQ.

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The Contenders

11Oilers

The Oilers should always be remembered for the amazing decade they had in the '80's. An expansion team that were able to put a stop to the Islanders dynasty and build one of their own. Never again will a team be put together like that.

5 cups in 7 years, 3 league titles, and some of the greatest NHL players of all time, such as Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri and Mark Messier to say a few. They also have a loyal fan base even when times are low like from 2007-2011.

The oilers will make a come back well be the team to bring the cup back to Canada. Just wait NHL

5 cups in seven years + some of the greatest NHL players of all time. And, please, wait...

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12Sharks

One day they will be a stanley cup winning team - CoolCat999

The best team in the whole world! LETS GO SHARKS!

I don't really need to say much. although they do choke in the playoffs, the are one of the best teams in the regular season.

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13Senators

amazing team 18 years 12 playoff appearances very good leafs suck sens are the best team in ontario although most fans are leaf fans go sens go

Great team from the capital city of the capital of ice-hockey: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!

No matter the fact if they don't have as many fans as montreal and toronto the sens always will be my team

Yes. It is on this list.

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14Avalanche

In one year they have gone from 29-30th in the league to being a force to be reckoned with, like they were in the first bunch of seasons after moving to Colorado. Patrick Roy forever!

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15Devils

Lets see, 3 Stanley Cups, 5 Eastern Conference Championships, 9 Atlantic Division wins, and last but not least, MARTY BRODEUR, GREATEST GOALIE TO EVER PLAY THE GAME!

OH come on at least we won the cup canucks haven't yet!

How are the Ducks, Canucks, Flames, Senators ahead of us. Devils for life.

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16Flames

Honestly how are the Flames 15th they should be in the top ten. The only reason they are not that good is because of the lack of experienced players. This list dissapoints me...

Devin Setoguchi might just be the greatest player to ever play the game

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17Blues

The great one doesn't count as being a blue... The ownership lost him and brett... But I still remain a true bleeder of the blue note. We will taste the cup soon.

Haven't won the Stanley Cup, but one of the most consistent teams. Have been to the playoffs almost all the years they have existed.

The Blues may not have won the cup yet, but they've lead the league 1 year and this year, too. The Blues actully made it to the Stanley Cup Finals their 1ST THREE YEARS! Blues rock, they also had Wayne Gretzky and Brett Hull once and were this close to beating the Redwings in the playoffs!

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18Wild

Yo I'm from MN so I was born a Wild fan, but you've gotta admit, there pretty awesome!

First of all isls have won 2 Stanley cups in the 1980-90 era, second you don't own the cup when you win it you have it for a period of time, third wild are a new franchise give them some time to adapt to the league, 4 the isls have been in the league for a while

They have Zach parise
Nickolis backstrom
Mikko kuivo
Ryan suter
Enough said

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19Jets

After a great regular season for the jets, in the playoffs they would feature a performance that failed to impress. They were swept by the favored Ducks. Still, you can't expect a team with almost an entire playoff inexperienced roster to make much noise. That being said, this is the season that made them good. What they have now is a skilled roster, that now has some experience under their belt. This season, if you're in the west, they're a team to keep your eye on. Expect round two at the very least next season. They may even go to the conference final.

Weak. They're the latest team. Epic fail.

Umm actually they were an existing team before ( Before 2000). They were brought back after the Atlanta Thrashers became defunct. I'm just saying... - MusicalPony

The jets have hands down the most passionate fans in the league. They are the classic story of I will see you again.

20Flyers

flyers arethe best they are a physical beast that has punished their oppenents from the begining of their exsistence they were the first expanshion team to win lord stanleys cup and it only took 6 years the cup is coming back to philly were it truley belongs broad street bullies for life

They are always competitive every year. They consistently make appearances in the post season. Plus they display tremendous heart on the ice, not to mention depth at all positions.

flyers rule! maple leaves stink and they haven't done anything for years flyers should be number 1 there the best and they went to the stanley cup

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