Top 10 NHL Teams

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The Top Ten

1 Blackhawks

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

Looks like this article is old- but nothing between then and now has changed- Canadiens played in a different era where luck of landing great players lead to their dominance- kudos to them- but when all is said and done- if they manage 2 or 3 more cups- may be hard to argue as greatest NHL franchise ever... But despite my bias... Not yet

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 100 percent agree

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2 Penguins

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

Although I really dislike the Pittsburgh Penguins, I can notice how well their team place on-ice. They got 2 back-to-back Stanley Cups, too. At the moment, they are definitely one of the best, if not, the best NHL team in 2017.

Back to back Stanley Cup champs. 2 TIMES! They have Crosby and other good players. The reason I love this team is because I hate the blue jackets

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3 Canadiens

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!

won the most stanley cups - coolman

They are really good and there better than crap ass Toronto like they are the best Canadian team and there so good with goalie and defense but the only problem is they need better back up al Montoya is crap 10-0 lost just cause of Montoya if price was there it would be 4-0 like come on

How are the Canadiens not number 1? All these stupid bandwagon Blackhawks and Penguins fans take over. But the Montréal Canadiens are easily the best team in NHL history. 24 Stanley Cups doesn't lie people. Blackhawks are an Original Six team amd only have 6 Stanley Cups and only 3 in the Original Six era. What a joke the Hawks are. Then again you can make the same case with the Bruins and the Rangers. But Toronto and Detroit are also much more successful franchises than the Hawks and Pens. But come on people. How can you think the team with 11 more stanley cups than the 2nd place team is not the best team in the NHL. I can see if you think Detroit or Toronto. But if you think it's any other team besides Montréal, Detroit, or Toronto you are lying to yourself and you are a joke. And you don't know hockey.

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4 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!

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.

The Detroit red wings are the best hockey team ever!

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5 Bruins

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 ever! They have had Bobby Orr, they were one of the original six, and who doesn't love them? Don't forget about their comeback it the first round of the 2011 playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leaves? They are a great team, and they will stay the best forever.

I think the Bruins are good they just need more good players and they need a better goalie

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6 Canucks

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

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

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

Pacific division standings for me 1. Canucks 2.oilers 3.kings 4.sharks 5.ducks 6. Coyotes 7. Flames the Canucks are the best team in the nhl

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7 Kings

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

This is the only OLD SCHOOL NHL team. Easily the hardest hitting, hardest working and most defensive minded. The fact they have sold out every game-225 in a row -since 2012-shows that LA hockey fans, and unlike Laker fans, they're the blue collar variety, love the fact this team gives 100pct night in and night out. I would rather watch a Kings game that is 1-0 then some Penguins or Blackhawks no defense 6-5 game any day.

The only real blue collar team left in the NHL. This team reminds me of the old Bruins of 40 years ago.

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8 Maple 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

Even though the leafs haven't won a cup for 47 years there the second best team of all time they should be second! The leafs won 14 cups a lot more than the Blackhawks by FAR go leafs go

Toronto all the way

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9 Rangers

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

The Rangers are a classic team and were the first American team to win the cup. We also have the coolest logo because it is very simple which is good.

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10 Ducks

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.

Even though I don't live in California (I used to) I still like the ducks and they are very good

Screw the ducks and screw anyone that does not like canadian teams.

Ducks are awesome

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The Contenders

11 Oilers

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.

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

Come on guys! Let's get the best team in the world to number 1!

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12 Sharks

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.

Sharks are decent they are not very bad but not very good

Sharks are super awesome

Just a Noice team

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13 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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14 Blues

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

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!

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.

YES! Vlady

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15 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!

I am a Flyers fan so I HATE THE DEVILS.

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16 Flames

The flames are my favourite team I don't like this list because Calgary is doing better this year their worst spot in the league was 29 (Arizona was worse then them) right now after their 7-3 loss to the oilers their 16 in the league and their best part this year after their 6-2 win over Winnipeg on dec 10 their last win of their 6 game win streak they were 10th place. Also 1 Stanley cup is great so they should be in a better spot.

Flames are much better the position they hold right now.

Flames are the coolest team! And I like them too!

Team is getting better everyyear

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17 Senators

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

Awesome

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18 Wild

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

Look at zach parise, devan dubnyk, and nino niederrater

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19 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

The 82-83 New York Islanders teams was one of the greatest NHL teams ever to hit the ice. A team that was at the height of one of hockey's greatest dynasties that included future Hall of Famers Mike Bossy, Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier, Billy Smith, and Clark Gillies. The team was coached by Hall of Famer Al Arbour (3rd all time winningest coach) and managed by another Hall of Famer in Bill Torrey.
Their cup win was legendary. They swept an Oilers team that included Gretzky, Messier, Kurri, Anderson, and Coffey. A team that had scored a record 424 goals during the regular season, and an average of over 6 goals a game in their playoff run up until the finals. In 4 games the Oilers scored a total of 6 goals against Billy Smith, none coming from Gretzky. The series ended with Mike Bossy's second Stanley Cup winning goal at 12:39 in the first period.

Anyway, yeah. LGI!

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20 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!

Bro Flyers are the GOAT

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