Top Ten Most Underrated NHL Hockey Teams

The Top Ten

1 Calgary Flames The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

The Calgary Flames are not terrible. Yes, they won a cup. They made 3 Stanley Cup finals appearances, the most recent being in 2004, and they would have won if the refs were not terrible in Game 6. The Flames made back to back playoff appearances after 2004, and then stopped. In 2015, the Flames made it past the Canucks and surprised everyone. Sure they did terrible in the 2017 playoffs. The Flames need a better goalie that can stay good for a long time, and if they do, they will be destined to make lots of playoff appearances.

They're optimistic players with a sense of passion and sportsmanship when they play. They may not be the best team, but they never give up no matter what. They are like plants. Sometimes, the weather is nice and they grow tall, while some days the weather ruins them and leaves them with not much chance. But even after all that, they never say die, they stay positive and persists. They may have been eliminated fom the playoffs this year, but their spirit will remain. - A Passionate Calgary Flames Fan

They won a cup. In 2015 they surpiresed everyone. They will be champions in the 2020s. In the mean time they will still be contenders for the cup. They won in 1989 after Gretzky was traded to LA.

They have it in them To win the cup any year now. At the end of the day this team should be at the bottom of this list cause people should know there good - TheHabsFan

2 New Jersey Devils The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The club was founded as the Kansas City Scouts in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974. The Scouts moved ...read more.

Sure their players are amazing but let's not overlook their discipline! They have amazing control and are a blast to watch!

Everyone says they only did good because of Brodeur, but no man could win the cup all by himself. - booklover1

I don't know

I heard they might let go travis zajac 33 year old haven't score any goal last year and this year. brain boyle yeah awesome player go boyle yeah!

3 New York Islanders The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in the New York metropolitan area. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

No one ever suspects the islanders to do well but they have been shocking everyone. From making it past the first round this year to getting 2 100 point seasons 2 years in a row the isles are doing pretty good.

That's because they are not good anymore. The need to stay on there island and isolate themselves.

Definitely the Islanders of the 80's - they won 4 in a row, and got to the final the year after and the semi's the year before, no other team has done this

The only other team to win four in a row were the Montreal Canadiens (76,77,78,79)

4 Colorado Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The Avalanche are the only team in their division not based in the Central Time Zone; the team is situated in the Mountain ...read more.

The aves are never talked about and when they do get talked about it is negative

Everyone talks about how they're doing now instead of how they did back then. - booklover1

Won 2 stanley cups people give them respect

They should be 1!

5 St. Louis Blues The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

With the change of coaches, the Blues have brought up their game and have the ability to make it to the playoffs. Once there, they will take off and prove how great they truly are.

They get to the playoffs nearly every year, they just have to face all of the best teams of that year, and eventually get knocked out of the competition, but we'll get 'em this year, lets go blues!

They suck but they are actually overrated too they lost to Minnesota who get swept by Chicago. They are good in the regular season though.

Ignored by almost everyone. Nobody considered them to beat Minnesota yet they won in 5 games.

6 San Jose Sharks The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

They've had some good players in the past, and still do. Cup contender, no. Playoff team? I think so.

They have won the presidents trophy but have never won the stanley cup and Is truly better than the Ducks - CoolCat999

Have real nice colors sure they haven't won a stanley cup once but they have/had pretty good players

Went to the playoffs 10 consecutive years. Still haven't won a Stanley Cup, but they're on their way. - Ian99

7 Quebec Nordiques The Quebec Nordiques were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec. The Nordiques played in the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League. The franchise was relocated to Denver, Colorado in May 1995 and renamed the Colorado Avalanche.

It's a crime that they stole this team from Quebec City. The Montreal -Quebec rivalry was the best in the league.

They should win the stanley cup the next year they leave in quebec, not in avalanche!

Hope fully they come back. How sick would that be.

They'll be back and we will live that sick rivalry again! Be patient guys!

8 Ottawa Senators The Ottawa Senators (French: Sénateurs d'Ottawa) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The Senators play their home games at the 18,652-seat Canadian Tire Centre, ...read more.

They almost always make the playoffs (50/50 since 00's), and they always seem to be "Defying the odds" and are considered "The Underdogs". Maybe they're actually just a good hockey club that doesn't get their dues? - Xean45

They are good but underrated and unloved

They're amazing

9 Columbus Blue Jackets The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Blue Jackets were founded as an expansion team in 2000.

No one talks about it but they have one of the best cores of the NHL with rising stars

They are facing injuries so they just can't be good! Give em a chance!

The blue jackets are going to surprise the nhl

10 Winnipeg Jets The Winnipeg Jets are a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Playoffs this year, not likely. But I would expect to see them start making the playoffs regularly in the next few years. They've got everything it takes (almost) A crazy fanbase, talented roster, and a good coach. As for the roster, these guys are really good, they just need someone to help solidify their teamwork. I thought they would be a playoff team at the beginning. I was most likely wrong, but good future for whiteout in Winnipeg I think.

Sure they got swept, but mostly due to inexperience. Now they have experience, and some very dangerous forwards. Also one of the strongest fan bases in the league. These are true fans, not bandwagoners. They have true potential, and don't fool yourself. They are a true threat. Expect to see them in round two or better next season. Round two at the very least. I should probably mention that this is coming from a Rangers fan.

Not only are they underrated, but also a very skilled team. These guys are really fun to watch, and are on track for post season (at least right now). They'll upset some other organization bigtime. Although I'm not a jets fan, I look forward to seeing them in the postseason again, if they make it

Definitely the most underrated. No one gives them any credit. Also, how are the kings on the list? They're the most OVERRATED team

The Contenders

11 Tampa Bay Lightning The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. It is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Lightning have one Stanley Cup championship in their history, in 2003–04.

Great team but very underrated

They have mvery much skill, but there just not the type of team who would win the cup!

SO GOOD! beat the penguins once 7-1

Yes

12 Vancouver Canucks The Vancouver Canucks are an ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

I think this team is overrated because of the Sedins. Especially in 2011

2011 was a lucky year then 2012 came

Very underrated. Go Canucks Go/ - PizzaGuy

I agree they are good but are they really undderrated? Everyone knows they are a good team.

13 Edmonton Oilers The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

I'm not a crazy hockey fan and all but I like the Oilers and some people think if we don't have messier or Gretzky were just utter trash but we have a lot of good players and I think they need to develop in to the team and when they do we will win the Stanley cup for sure.

All that is needed for this team's success is a good goalie, and they just picked up cam talbot who had a fantastic season

You serious they had Gretzky

I think the oilers should be number 1

14 Carolina Hurricanes The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

They are an extremely talented group. With the Staal brothers, and Jeff Skinner. Not to mention the recent signing of Eddie Lack. Even historically they're underrated. They don't make it a lot, but when they do they go far. And still they get jack squat. Even when they won the cup, no one except canes fans cared

15 New York Rangers The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan, an arena they share ...read more.

Sure, they were one of the worst of the original 6, but they had plenty of amazing players. - booklover1

The Rangers made one of the greatest sports comebacks of all time. They also have the best players and goalies, and have recently made it to the Cup (2014). The Idlanders haven't made it since the early 1980s

16 Nashville Predators The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

No one thinks of them they are up there to they have made the playoffs 9 out of there 17 seasons. They hold the record for best expansion team out of the gate. Also there fan base is huge in Nashville and could rival some of the great fanbases

I LOVE THEM

Nashville is very underrated. I mean they have some great players and an amazing goalie. They beat Anahiem, one of the strongest teams in the league and they nearly beat San Josè. Nashville is a team that has very few fans compared to Chicago, probably because they have never won a cup. I hope to see them win one in the future.

17 Washington Capitals The Washington Capitals (colloquially known as the Caps) are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The Capitals are owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, headed ...read more.

Ovis a legend

How is this last on the list behind the Kings, Leafs, and Habs?

😐 - GrapeJuiceK

18 Arizona Coyotes The Arizona Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona.

Everybody says:,Arizona and hockey, Really? They haven't got any fans and they have bad players." But I still hope that they'll surprise. I love every teams in Arizona. Go coyotes.

19 Hartford Whalers

When they were in Hartford, they were at least good enough to make the playoffs (in the 80s). They had Ron Francis. Please give these guys their team back.

They were able to make the playoffs. That's about it.

Wenthe to the finals, and won a cup in carolina. That's something, right?

20 Anaheim Ducks The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Since their inception, the Ducks have played their home games at the Honda Center.
21 Dallas Stars The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Best shepherd's pie I've ever had.

22 Pittsburgh Penguins The Pittsburgh Penguins (colloquially known as the Pens) are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The Penguins are one of two NHL franchises in Pennsylvania, ...read more.

More like overrated

Best tean

23 Vegas Golden Knights

The greatest expansion team in the nhl history

Go #31

I’m from Philadelphia but I think they’re cool

24 Florida Panthers The Florida Panthers are an American professional ice hockey team based in the Miami metropolitan area.

I think this team loses every gam and the worst hockey defense

They are too underrated right now.

25 Los Angeles Kings The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

They won the cup in 2012

Yeh this team is sick man
That's were the rich people go

26 Toronto Maple Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs, officially the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and often simply referred to as the Leafs, are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

Everyone thinks the Leafs suck, but they don't. People look back at the years and reflect on the Leafs losing, but now they're pretty good! They made the playoffs! They've got a strong team now, they just need to work on skill. Think of them as a tree, with time they'll start winning. - EXPLAINdis

Um... There the most overrated get your facts right - kingvoter

The bomb dude

27 Montreal Canadiens The Montreal Canadiens (French: Les Canadiens de Montréal) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The best team

28 Philadelphia Flyers The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

The flyers have claude giroux and jakub voracek and wayne simmonds and all kinds of talent but just lack defensively and goalies

29 Minnesota Wild The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

The Wild were good before but not anymore""😰

30 Atlanta Thrashers

Description The Atlanta Thrashers were a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta. Atlanta was granted a franchise in the National Hockey League on June 25, 1997, and became the League's 28th franchise when it began play in the 1999–2000 season.

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