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SportBlues latest team erased from Stanley Cup drought list

07:40  13 june  2019
07:40  13 june  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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This article is a list of the active and all-time National Hockey League (NHL) franchise post-season appearance, post-season series win

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It was the longest wait for a first Stanley Cup win in NHL history.

Was.

The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup in their 51st season on Wednesday night, ensuring an eraser would be taken to their name among the pantheon of teams that remain.

The Blues came into Game 7 vs. the Boston Bruins tied with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the longest drought without a championship banner at 50 years. The Maple Leafs will take sole possession of that crown now at 51 seasons.

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The 1970 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1969–70 season, and the culmination of the 1970 Stanley Cup playoffs.

For teams that have never won the cup , the year denotes the later half of the year they entered the league The teams are listed from the shortest to the longest and include this season and if the team has been knocked out The title for the longest Stanley Cup drought goes to the New York Rangers.

The Blues also took their name off the list of teams that have never won a Cup. They went to the finals in the first three years of their franchise history beginning in the 1967-68 season and couldn’t get it done on either occasion, including the last time they were there, losing to the Bobby Orr and the Boston Bruins in 1970.

While Toronto sits first, they’re followed closely by the Buffalo Sabres and the Vancouver Canucks, each who have now gone 48 seasons without a Cup win. The Sabres and the Canucks have also never won a title, along with the Arizona Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers — all teams that have streaks of 25 years or longer without a win.

Among teams that have won at least one Stanley Cup, the Philadephia Flyers (43 seasons), New York Islanders (34 seasons), Calgary Flames (28 seasons) and Edmonton Oilers (27 seasons) round out the top five longest droughts.

Parade, rally at the Arch to honor Stanley Cup champ Blues

Parade, rally at the Arch to honor Stanley Cup champ Blues ST. LOUIS (AP) Hundreds of thousands of people are expected in downtown St. Louis Saturday for a parade and rally to honor the Blues, Stanley Cup champions for the first time in their 52-year history. The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues joined the NHL as an expansion team in 1967 and made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in each of their first three seasons, without winning a game. They hadn't been back until this year. A parade will travel down Market Street to the grounds of the Gateway Arch, where a massive rally is planned. The last time St.

Canada’s Cup hopes this spring rest on three teams – Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto – to end the The current drought has gone on for so long, former executive-turned broadcaster Brian Burke said Burke said a large number of players, including Canadians, often list all seven Canadian teams on

In sports, a drought refers to instances in which an individual or team has gone through a lengthy period of time without accomplishing some goal.

The all-time Stanley Cup drought is a 53-year record that ended in 1994 by the New York Rangers, who hadn’t won since 1940 prior to Mark Messier et al getting it done.

Last year, the Washington Capitals ended a 42-year run without a Cup win.

Your turn, Toronto.

Top five teams still looking for a Stanley Cup:

• Buffalo Sabres – 48 years

• Vancouver Canucks – 48 years

• Arizona Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets – 39 years

• San Jose Sharks – 27 years

• Ottawa Senators – 26 years

Top five longest Stanley Cup droughts:

• Toronto Maple Leafs – 51 years

• Buffalo Sabres – 48 years

• Vancouver Canucks – 48 years

• Philadelphia Flyers – 32 years

• Arizona Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets – 39 years

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Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck

Big crowds, extra police expected at Blues' celebration.
ST. LOUIS (AP) Organizers of the celebration to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues expect a massive crowd, and security will be tight. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected Saturday for a parade and rally beneath the Gateway Arch to celebrate the Blues' first-ever NHL championship. The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in the decisive Game 7. Blues Chief Revenue Officer Steve Chapman says that in addition to players and coaches, the parade and rally will feature retired Blues players as well as Laila Anderson, the 11-year-old girl fighting a rare disease who served as the team's inspiration.

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