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03-19-2013, 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Master_Of_Districts View Post
Attributing the 1995 loss to Brodeur is a little disingenuous - the Wings were outshot in every game and outscored 16-7 in aggregate.
Heh, seriously. Brodeur wasn't even the MVP of the finals IMO, Scott Stevens was. He was great before the hit on Kozlov, but that and the aftermath effectively ended the Red Wings' Cup hopes.

As for the main question, if you mean the best team "ever" to not win the Cup, it would have to be one of the Original 6 teams back when all the best players were concentrated on so few teams. Probably Monttreal or Detroit when the dynasties went one right into the other.

Post-expansion? Maybe the 1983 Oilers or 1984 Islandners when the teams did their changing of the guard.

Post-dynasties? 1996 Red Wings are an easy choice, but the 2001 Devils are definitely up there.

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