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Which team had the LEAST losses on route to winning the cup?


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#1 crodley

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:39 AM

Hi folks,

I'm assuming (in the modern era with 16 wins needed to win it all) no team has gone 16-0 to win the cup, but which team has done it with the least losses? I'm just curious.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:37 AM

No team has ever gone 16-0 in modern times to a Stanley Cup win. To the best of my recollection, the Edmonton Oilers of 1987-88 went 16-2, which is the closest anyone has come to a perfect record. The Oilers went 4-1 vs Winnipeg, 4-0 vs Calgary, 4-1 vs Detroit, and 4-0 vs Boston in the Stanley Cup final.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:39 AM

In recent memory, I remember Anaheim was 16-5 in 2007. Detroit went 16-6 in 2008.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:46 AM

No team has ever gone 16-0 in modern times to a Stanley Cup win. To the best of my recollection, the Edmonton Oilers of 1987-88 went 16-2, which is the closest anyone has come to a perfect record. The Oilers went 4-1 vs Winnipeg, 4-0 vs Calgary, 4-1 vs Detroit, and 4-0 vs Boston in the Stanley Cup final.


You are correct. Since the inception of the 4 round, best of 7 began in 1986/87, the 87/88 Oilers have the least amount of losses in route to the Stanley Cup. They went 16-2.
The 86/87 Oilers, 91/92 Penguins, 92/93 Canadiens, 94/95 Devils, and the 96/97 Red Wings all went 16-4.
The 91/92 Penguins won their last 11 games, 3 vs. NYR, and sweeps vs. Boston and Chicago, to capture the cup.

Edited by oldredbarnman, 24 April 2011 - 05:50 AM.


#5 crodley

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:54 AM

No team has ever gone 16-0 in modern times to a Stanley Cup win. To the best of my recollection, the Edmonton Oilers of 1987-88 went 16-2, which is the closest anyone has come to a perfect record. The Oilers went 4-1 vs Winnipeg, 4-0 vs Calgary, 4-1 vs Detroit, and 4-0 vs Boston in the Stanley Cup final.

Wow, that's impressive, thanks tons for the information!

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:46 AM

Detroit went 16-4 in 1997. (Blues 4-2, Anaheim 4-0, Colorado 4-2, Philadelphia 4-0)

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:42 PM

Detroit went 16-4 in 1997. (Blues 4-2, Anaheim 4-0, Colorado 4-2, Philadelphia 4-0)

That's part of why I think the 97 lineup was the most dominant of the Wings Cup-winning teams. Talented, tough, and they were on an absolute mission.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:13 PM

Yeah, those Oiler teams coasted over the competition like no one else in the modern era.

I have a hard time seeing anyone having only 2 losses now, especially with home ice being so meaningless and teams being so competitive.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 06:37 PM

Does anyone know who has had the MOST losses and still won the cup?
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:11 PM

Does anyone know who has had the MOST losses and still won the cup?

Carolina with 9 I think

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:12 PM

Does anyone know who has had the MOST losses and still won the cup?


The 2006 Hurricanes played 25 games to win the Cup. That means 9 losses. I can't think of any team that played more games to win it all.

Calgary played 26 games in 2004, but lost in the Finals.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:20 PM

I'm pretty sure it is Carolina with a 16-9 record in the playoffs in 2006.

Edit: too slow :hehe:

Edited by lookalive07, 24 April 2011 - 07:21 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:02 AM

Vancouver might be gunning for the most losses to win the cup! 3 already and they might still have to contend with NSH and Detroit and the NHL really wanting a WSH cup championship!!!

I kid. They aren't making it out of the first round.
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#14 Mabuhay Red Wings

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:34 AM

Detroit went 16-4 in 1997. (Blues 4-2, Anaheim 4-0, Colorado 4-2, Philadelphia 4-0)


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