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

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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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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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In recent memory, I remember Anaheim was 16-5 in 2007. Detroit went 16-6 in 2008.

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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

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

Edit: too slow :hehe:

Edited by lookalive07

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

Speaking of which, I found this super awesome video and had no idea where to put it. I'm going to be watching this a lot until the Wings start playing again. Major props to the original uploader. What a great year!

My favorite points:

1:37 - Homer wearing #15. Haha.

1:52 - HUGE HIT BY VLADDY! WOO!!!

2:02 - Typical and beautiful blast by Nick!

2:15 - March 26, 1997. Wings & Avs.

3:12 - Mike Keane. <_<

4:06 - Watch out Sergei!

4:43 - Pronger headlocks Drapes and then Kocur gives Pronger an elbow.

5:05 - Dollar hot dogs!

6:05 - Xena exposes a lil nip. Censored of course.

7:52 - Claude Lemieux not happy and Marc Crawford as Captain Obvious.

8:24 - Holy s***, Vernon...

8:43 - Roy sounding like a ******.

10:24 - MAC!

10:43 - :champs:

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