Top 10 NHL Teams


The Top Ten

1 Canadiens

Hate them to death as a Bruins fan, but yes, they are indeed number one. - Metarock

The best one ever the leaf suck we swallow we live hockey

They are the best team ever

Toronto is better than Montreal, but when it comes to hockey, Montreal takes the cake.

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2 Blackhawks

They ere the best

Agreed! And far as the penguins being the best modern era... that’s debatable... both teams have 3 cups over the last 10 years. It should come down to average of teams points over that course of time... and I believe the Hawks have them beat.

Blackhawks suck and there worse than Canadiens

There a great hockey team

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3 Red 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!

Better than the leafs that's for sure

The true OGs since day one

Not in the present day, but in 2002 they had a ’ super team. And the Gordie Howe and production line era, I think it should at least be 2# if not 1#.

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4 Penguins

How are Pens second to Blackhawks? The Pittsburgh Penguins are THE dominant and most successful franchise of the modern era. Counting back from today, for another team to beat them with number of cups won, you have to go back before I was even born! Look at their playoff streak, it's twice the size of everyone else's. A bad season for the Pens is a good season for any other side.

There is no debate right now, Pens are the indisputable leading light of the NHL and will be for a few more years yet.

They definitely are on of the top 3 the most dominant teams of the modern-era, but this list isn't The Top Ten NHL Teams of the Modern Era. So what your saying is kind of irrelevant. - TheHabsFan

Pens suck

"The pens are the best team in the NHL. The "Crapitals" really just stink. I mean for a while the pens won 8 games in a row. Lets see the capitals or the flyers do that."


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5 Maple Leafs

It is not mid 2010s anymore in the 2020s they will be good - kyanazadisgreat

They are the best.

I love this team

Every other team stinks

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6 Canucks

I love their colors their the best even though they have never won! my teacher in grade 5 loved you

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

Everyone says that this team has always done the worst, yet the Canucks they made it to the playoffs 4 times and nearly won! And its VERY HARD to make it to the playoffs in NHL. I am an Ontarian, but I like the Canucks for a long time now, and if you compare them to the Coyotes right now, their actually kicking ass

This comment is posted in 2016 the canucks need 4 win to be tied for the wild card spot they should be able to do it they are awesome they have the twins

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7 Bruins

Let's go, Bruins, let's go!

Bruins are the best

Bruins suck

One of the original teams. Also the team of Bobby Orr. Also the team with super strong mascot a bruin (black bear). Also the team of the tallest hockey player (Chara). Also the team that has much more legendary stats and a team that is just plain legendary. #4? Hell no. #1? HELL YES!

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8 Rangers

The New York Rangers is one of the best hockey teams. Throughout the 90 years in the league, they have become the best and have got in the playoffs almost every time.

Rangers should be number 2 because they beat the bruins and maple leaves.I am from New York and they are the best hockey team ever.I also like the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and New York Knicks.

They are best

Go rangers at game

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9 Oilers

This is my most favorite nhl team, even if they do bad or good they always be my favorite

Home town

FROM WPG need to say mc david

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.

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10 Kings

The west side is the best side

The la kings are my home team

Love seeing the Kings up this high-Number 8 and moving! It's about time- 226 straight sellouts-that's 5 straight years of sellouts-in a highly competitive market. The reason is clear-this team outworks whomever they play, and their hard work is appreciated by Kings fans throughout southern California and around the country. Closest thing to the Bruins 1970's teams that I can remember.

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

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The Contenders

11 Senators

In 2019. We’re not the best but we have a great future. Also 2 years ago. We were front-runners to win and we finished 3rd place

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

Ottawa is the best team in Ontario hands down great team great players young and fresh with veterans like spezza AMAZING

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12 Sharks

I love the sharks I am a big fan and they are winning the colorado 2-1 in the playoffs rn.

The name of it is good and the logo of it is fascinating! They almost won the Stanley Cup every year. I love this team.


They are one of the best teams. They make it to the playoffs every single year and this year they were so close to winning the Stanley cup.

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13 Devils

How are the Rangers ahead of the Devils. They haven't won the cup since 1994 and before that 1940. Sure the Devils have struggled as of late but the Devils have been around for only 30 years and the rags have been around for 90 years and only 4 stanley cups. New Jersey won three stanley cups in the thirty years they've been around and they are still going to win stanley cups from years to come!

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!

Da best

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14 Flames


First Hockey game I ever went too was the Flames been the biggest fan ever since. GO FLAMES GO

The Flames are highly underrated, lets get them to top 10! - TheHabsFan

Go flames! Greatest team bar none, oh and $&@? The Oilers

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15 Avalanche

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!

even thoe they stunk I still gotta be a fan

At least they get snow in winter unlike the ducks the kings the sharks the panthers the lightning the stars the coyoties and yeah. At least they get snow in winter.

The worst team right now. How are they above the good teams?

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16 Wild

It's the best

Minnesota is the largest producer of American NHL players. Hockey is to Minnesota what football is to Texas. The 1980 Miracle on Ice, 70% Minnesota born players. Minnesota is long overdue to host a cup. Look at the roster of your favorite team, chances are that more than one of the key players is a Minnesota native. Those who have grown up in the State of Minnesota understand why it IS the State of Hockey. We were robbed of our heritage when the North Stars were moved to Texas and won the cup shortly after. Our time is coming, and we can all shed a tear of joy when we finally get the much deserved banner hosted into the Xcel Enegy Center in St. Paul.

The wild are the Minnesota North stars

They are way better than Hawks

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17 Lightning

They are the best hockey team in 2019

With 122 points right now, give me a break please!

I was born in Tampa, so was my brother and other lightning fans I know. We aren't fake fans, and we are in love with the game of hockey. I've been a fan since I was a baby. Hockey is big in Tampa. Unless you live in Tampa you wouldn't know. The lightning are a great team and we have a lot potential to win the cup years to come. We are one of the better teams and this list is bull. Flames are trash so not sure why they are ahead of us. We beat them in 2004 and we make to the playoffs. They don't. How's that for Florida?


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18 Islanders

Well the islanders aren't the only team to win the cup 4 years in a row the Canadians have won it 4 years in a row but they have done 4 time and I'm not a Canadian fan or a islanders fan I'm a canucks fan

Islanders are amazing, they should be in the top 5 at least! Rangers suck, they didn't even get in the 2nd round of the playoffs this year, they should be replacing the Islanders in 20th place! islanders on the other hand beat an amazing panthers team in the best of 7 series in the first round of the playoffs so they are going into the second round unlike Rangers!

34! The islanders have won 4 straight stanley cups and won 19 playoff series in a row! Should be in top 15 - BillyTheSportsGuy

19 Straight Playoff Series Wins: a record that will never be broken!

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19 Ducks

The Ducks are the best team and they play harder than most of the
other teams. They are a great team. GO DUCKS!

Ducks are underrated... we have literally no fans but we play SO well

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.

Thank You Disney for making a silly movie. Thank You. Because of Disney, we have Duck Nation. GO DUCKS!

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20 Predators

Best team ever #savage

This is our year!

Shea Weber is an amazing CAPTAIN because he hits awesome and scores awesome!

This list is off #stupid

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21 Capitals

The Capitals are just the best

Should be number 1!

ROCK THE RED! Caps are the best - always, but the Stanley Cup made it even better!

So it is June 17, 2018, and alex ovechkin is a Cup champion.

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22 Blues

The team who will probably win the 2019 Stanley Cup since Boston Bruins SUCK!

I love this team come on! - ArcticWolf

We all Bleed Blue! The Blues may not have the best chance at winning the cups, but they still have some of the best players around, with one of the best chances at getting into the playoffs, and being ranked high in the Stanley cup playoffs. Look at their first three years, I mean, Rookie team making it into the playoffs every single year like that? A feat no severed Indian head wearer will understand.

The Blues goal horn; One of the best in the league. It is easily the most diverse and underappreciated goal horn out there. The organs, which, unlike the rest, are just that; Organs. There is no singing (Could be, but there isn't), while the other teams, Blackhawks, Panthers, Stars, etc, all have singing and the most generic goal horn out there. It is amazing when you get those three blasts and then the Blues supporting organs.

The Players; We have had many people, including Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, and Bernie Ferderko. Some of the best players (And one that is the best) ...more

Should be # 1

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23 Blue Jackets

They have a 16 game win streak

I love the Blue Jackets... but they are not the best team

This team is good, at failing

Cbj! Cbj! Go jackets I met everybody on the team.

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24 Stars

You only say that this team is better than the flames because you are jealous that the flames are hockey country. Besides if you think this team is better than the flames than screw you. You don't know what you are talking about. unless you live in texas than I would understand why you like this team more than flames.

Seriously who made this list stars are way better than they Calgary poops

This team had one of the best records of the 2016 reg season

They have a cup unlike the team at number 5.

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25 Winnipeg Jets 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.

An incredible team, should be in the top 10. Very great players and fans! Surprised they aren't higher!

The best they got Patrick Laine

Canadian team so yeah I guess

I hate predators

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26 Panthers

I think you mint the Florida panthers

Well they are somewhat rebuilding in 2 more years they may be able to be championship contenders

This team is the best hooligans suckers your just jealous of how good they are suckers thank you

The canadiens are way way better. Also enough with the damn football logos.

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27 Hurricanes


At least they won the cup (2004). Unlike other teams that are lower here. This from a ranger fan.

Great team. Great players. Eric Staal is a great captain. Jordan Staal a good alternate.

Eric Went To The Rangers they didn't make it to 2016 playoffs but they worked hard for it

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28 Coyotes

Know what the best thing is about the Coyotes? No, seriously, what is the best thing about them? Judging by the empty arena, the people of Arizona are asking that too. - Xean45

They are the second worst why are they on here

29 Sabres

Embarrasing how low we are lmao - thatguy32

Most overlooked franchise in sports. Sabres are a great team no way they should be anywhere near the bottom of this list

A great franchise with incredibly loyal fans. They have had some terrible calls go against them and going into their 49th season they have a storied history that gets deeper every year.

The sabers are a good team in general and it helps that Jack eichel finally has a good winger

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30 Whalers

They Have a cool logo...

Nope Nope Nope

Logos don't matta

31 Golden Knights

Kicking ass

Golden Knights surprised everyone in their first season, but now that it's their second season thing are completely different. - TheHabsFan

The Knights should have won the Stanley cup last year but not enough power

This a cool became my 3rd favorite team a week ago

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32 North Stars

One of the longest surviving expansion teams to fold.

This is Dallas now

A old team. WHAT! - katiepery

I wish they were still in Minnesota I’m sad 😭

33 Minnesota Wild 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.

I'm from Portugal, we don't have ice hockey here so I had to pick a team to cheer

34 Barons

Everybody loves the two years Cleveland had a NHL team - newenglander1

They had a nhl season or 2

Aren't they part of the AHL?

35 Atlanta Flames Atlanta Flames The Atlanta Flames were a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1972 until 1980. They played out of the Omni Coliseum and were members of the West and later Patrick divisions of the National Hockey League.

The Calgary poops are worse

They sucked and I'm just bringing irony in this


36 Scouts

The Scouts were an NHL team that played in Kansas City in the 70's for two season until the moved to Colorado to become the Rockies. Later, they moved in the 80's to become the New Jersey Devils.

Who the heck are the scouts? Some junior team. They shouldn't be on the list - TheHabsFan

They ok I guess

they suck

37 Quakers

The new version of the 1920s Pittsburgh Pirates. Played in the 1930-31 season.

38 Hamilton Tigers

Yes,they were a team

39 Flyers

Yea Flyers

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

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

How are the bullies ranked this low? Probably because most fans don't need to broadcast that the team is the best: we just know it. Unlike other teams, such as Pittsburgh and Chicago, Philly doesn't have any pussies. Go Flyers!

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40 Thrashers

I can count to potato

I can count to potato's

They should be called the trashers

Heck No!

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41 Nordiques

Don't tell where to vote. I like the Nordiques, not the Avalanche

Don't vote for them. Colorado is the new Nordiques. That's where you're supposed to vote.

Yeah correct it this is from a pens fan

Correct the error from the past.

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42 Golden Seals

Golden seals are good and everyone says their bad but they just had good opponents and they have a cute name... SEALS

Their old


43 Toronto St. Patricks

They won a stanley cup - huskie444

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