Neither has Columbus. Or Nashville. Or Florida. Or either incarnation of Minnesota. Or Atlanta. Or Phoenix. Or San Jose. Or Vancouver. Or Ottawa. There are plenty of teams that have never won a championship.
In before the lock ....
God, I hope you're being sarcastic.
Do you not see the one thing that encompasses all the teams you just named?
I'm gonna give you a hint...
As a longtime Kings fan I can firmly say-theyve really never ever done anything and from a Fans perpective you can generally count dissapointment, anger, desperation, and exhaustion. If I had it to do over again I would have never started watching hockey and never become a Kings fan.
The difference is, prior to the last few seasons St. Louis was a very competitive team. They made the playoffs for 20 something straight seasons. They also captured the Presidents trophy a few years ago.
And making the playoffs is a greater accomplishment than not making it. Once you make the playoffs, there really is no telling what could happen. There is always that chance that you could be the Cinderella team to win the cup. The Kings however, haven't been close.
They are continually one of the worst teams in the league and have been for most of the last 15 years.
Yah led the league for how many straight years in man games lost to injury and was still a threat in playoffs in the early 00's. Yep, right at the bottom of the league for 15 years.
Its not like they've been good, not gonna argue that but no need to exaggerate when we have been as bad as we've been.
The Blues "made the finals" for 3 years in a row, but they never got a sniff at the Cup either. They were completely overmatched by the Canadiens, Canadiens and Bruins (even after sweeping the Flyers and Kings in the Western playoffs) and were swept in all three finals.
They weren't completely overmatched. Every single game in the 67-68 Cup Final against Montreal was a one goal game and 2 went into overtime. Glenn Hall won the Conn Smythe that year. The next year, there was only one blow out. The only exception was the 1970 Final with Orr in his absolute prime.
Washington Capitals have had a pretty bad franchise, since their inaugural season, caps have made the finals once iirc.
They haven't really been a bad franchise, it's just that they haven't got it done in the playoffs. They had the 2nd-best record in the NHL from 1983-2001.
I think comparing the Kings to the Blues or Capitals doesn't quite hit the mark because those teams have at least consistently made the playoffs and have had numerous seasons among the NHL's top records, whereas the Kings have only had a few seasons where their record was in the NHL's top tier. As for the playoffs, the Kings have won only 65 playoff games in their history, fewer than any other team that's been in the NHL since 1974. Even the Sharks have 51 playoff wins, and the Ducks have won 10 playoff series, just one short of the Kings' total.
One thing I noticed was that out of the last four teams in the '93 playoffs, only the Leafs have made it back that far since. The Canadiens have won only three playoff series since '93, the Kings one and the Islanders none.
the kings will never win a cup and here's why.
they sold their souls for the great one in 1988. the ensuing mess that the nhl has become with southern expansion and rampant corporate commercialism will become their legacy. marcell dionne must be real happy.