Super 16: Stanley Cup winners in the era of expansion

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The 1976-1977 Montreal Canadiens were ranked first by 10 of the 13 participating personnel to finish in team number 1.

The Canadians from 1976 to 1977 had nine future Hall of Fame players. They were 12-2 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a four-game sweep of the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final. They hold the NHL record for most points in the regular season with 132 in 80 games (60-8-12 (tied)).

They were also the only team to be ranked by the 13 staff members.

Forty-four of the 51 Stanley Cup winners obtained at least three voting points. The match was so close that the New York Islanders of 1980-1981 and the New York Rangers of 1993-1994 both missed Super 16 by one voting point.

The Edmonton Oilers are represented four times and the Canadians are represented three times. The Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks and Bruins each have two ranked teams.

Video: Super 16 best Stanely Cup teams since 1967

To create this week’s Super 16, each of the 13 participating staff members has prepared their version of what it should look like.

These were submitted and a total of points were awarded to each.

The championship team chosen first has 16 points, the second has 15, the third 14 and so on until No. 16, who has one point.

Here is Super 16, the best Stanley Cup championship teams from 1967 to the present:

1. 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens

Total Points: 199

They scored 4.84 goals per game and allowed 2.14 per game. Their plus-216 goal differential is an NHL record. Hall of Fame forward Guy Lafleur led the league with 136 points (56 goals, 80 assists) in the regular season and 26 points (nine goals, 17 assists) in 14 playoff games. Hall of Fame goalkeeper Ken Dryden was 41-6-8 with 10 shutouts and a 2.13 goals-against average in the regular season and had four shutouts allowing 22 playoff goals.

Video: 1977 Stanley Cup Final, GM4: Canadians vs Bruins

2. 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers

Total points: 127

Oilers 49-20 with 11 regular season ties and 15-3 playoff streak, including sweeps in first two rounds against Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, to win second championship consecutive Stanley Cup. Wayne Gretzky led the League with 208 points (73 goals, 135 assists), his third highest total in the regular season in his legendary career. Forward Jari Kurri finished second with 135 points (71 goals, 64 assists) and defender Paul Coffey finished fifth with 121 points (37 goals, 84 assists). Gretzky scored 47 points (17 goals, 30 assists) in the playoffs. Coffey scored 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) and Kurri scored 31 (19 goals, 12 assists). The Oilers led the League with 401 goals.

3. 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens

Total Points: 109

The Canadians won the Stanley Cup for the third consecutive season. They made 59-10 with 11 ties in the regular season for 129 points, third all-time. They were 12-3 in the playoffs, including a 4-2 series win over the Bruins in the Stanley Cup final. Lafleur led the League by scoring for the third consecutive season with 132 points (60 goals, 72 assists). Jacques Lemaire finished fourth with 97 points (36 goals, 61 assists). Lafleur (10 goals, 11 assists) and defender Larry Robinson (four goals, 17 assists) each scored 21 points in the playoffs. Forward Bob Gainey won the Selke trophy (best defensive forward) in the first year it was awarded.

4. 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings

Total points: 99

The Red Wings had nine future Hall of Fame players. They won 51 regular season games and went 16-7 in the playoffs, beating the Carolina Hurricanes in five games in the Stanley Cup finals. Dominik Hasek, a future Hall of Fame goalkeeper, was 41-15-8 with a GAA of 2.17 and a save percentage of .915 in the regular season. He was 16-7 with a GAA of 1.86 and a save percentage of .920 and in the playoffs. It was the ninth and final Stanley Cup championship for Scotty Bowman as coach.

Video: 2002 Cup Final, GM 5: Bowman’s 9th Cup passes Blake

5. 1981-82 New York Islanders

Total Points: 95

The Islanders won their third consecutive Stanley Cup championship after their best regular season. They set team records with 54 wins and 118 points. Hall of Fame forward Mike Bossy peaked his career in the NHL with 147 points (64 goals, 83 assists). Hall of Fame center Bryan Trottier scored 50 career goals. They have won their last nine playoff games, beating the New York Rangers in game 6 of the Patrick Division final before winning over the Quebec Nordiques in the Wales Conference final and the Vancouver Canucks. in the Stanley Cup final.

6. 1971-72 Boston Bruins

Total Points: 84

The Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons after a 54-13 record with 11 ties for 119 regular season points. Hall of Fame forward Phil Esposito (133 points) and Hall of Fame defender Bobby Orr (117 points) finished first and second respectively. They each had 24 points in the playoffs. The Bruins were 12-3 in the playoffs, including beating the Rangers 4-2 in the Stanley Cup final. Orr became the only player in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy, the Norris Trophy and the Conn Smythe Trophy in the same season.

7. 1975-76 Montreal Canadiens

Total Points: 80

The Canadians won the Stanley Cup for the first of four consecutive seasons, 12-1 in the playoffs, including a sweep of the Flyers in the Cup final. They made 58-11 with 11 ties for 127 points in the regular season. The 58 wins and 127 points each represent a fifth record in NHL history. Lafleur led the League by scoring for the first time with 125 points (56 goals, 69 assists).

8. 1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins

Total Points: 72

The regular season hasn’t been great for the Penguins, who made 39-32 with nine ties for 87 points, finishing third in Patrick’s division. They needed seven games to defeat the Washington Capitals in the Patrick’s Division semi-finals and dragged the Rangers 2-1 to the Division Finals. But then they clinched an 11-game winning streak to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup, beating the Bruins in the Wales Conference final and the Blackhawks in the Cup final. Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux led the League with 131 points (44 goals, 87 assists). Forward Kevin Stevens finished second with 123 points (54 goals, 69 assists). Lemieux (34 points) and Stevens (28 points) also finished first and second in the playoffs.

9. 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers

Total Points: 71

The Oilers won 57 regular season games and finished the season 15-4, knocking out the Winnipeg Jets in the first round and the Minnesota North Stars in the conference final. They beat the Islanders 4-1 in the Stanley Cup final, ending their streak of four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and 19 consecutive playoff wins. The Oilers set the NHL record for most regular season goals with 446, an average of 5.58 per game. Gretzky led the League with 205 points (87 goals, 118 assists). Coffey had 126 points (40 goals, 86 assists), Kurri had 113 points (52 goals, 61 assists) and Mark Messier had 101 points (37 goals, 64 assists). Hall of Fame forward Glenn Anderson had 99 points (54 goals, 45 assists).

Video: 1984 Cup Final, GM5: Oilers take Island Cup

10. 1982-83 New York Islanders

Total Points: 68

The Islanders rallied at the end of the regular season, winning 10 of their last 14 games to finish 42-26 with 12 ties, second in Patrick’s division with 96 points. The three reigning Stanley Cup champions then made it to the playoffs, winning 15 of 20 games, including an Oilers sweep in the Cup final. Bossy scored 60 regular season and 17 playoff goals.

11. 1969-70 Boston Bruins

Total points: 67

The Bruins won their first of two Stanley Cup championships in the Golden Age after finishing the regular season with 99 points (40-17 with 19 ties). They needed 14 games to win 12 in the playoffs, including the Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues sweeps in the last two rounds. Orr established what was then an NHL record for most points in a season by a defenseman with 120 (33 goals, 87 assists). Esposito had 99 points (43 goals, 56 assists). In the playoffs, Esposito had 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) and Orr 20 (nine goals, 11 assists). Orr scored the famous Cup overtime goal in Game 4 against the Blues when he climbed into the air after the puck was put into the net.

12. 1987-88 Edmonton Oilers

Total Points: 59

The Oilers, 44-25 with 11 regular season ties, won the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive season and the fourth time in five seasons with a 16-2 playoff record, including sweeps. Flames winning the Presidents’ Trophy. in the Smythe Division final and the Bruins in the Stanley Cup final. Gretzky missed 16 regular season games due to an injury and still scored 149 points (40 goals, 109 assists) in 64 games. Messier collected 111 points (37 goals, 74 assists). Gretzky, who had 43 playoff points, set NHL records with 31 assists and 13 points in the Cup final. Messier had 34 points in the playoffs (11 goals, 23 assists).

13. 2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks

Total Points: 53

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons after a dominant regular season that was reduced to 48 games due to the work stoppage. Chicago was 36-7-5 in the regular season, including 21-0-3 in its first 24 games, setting the NHL record for consecutive games with one point to start a season. They were 16-7 in the playoffs, winning the Stanley Cup by beating the Bruins 3-2 in game 6 at TD Garden. Chicago scored the tying goal and the winning goal in 17 seconds in the last 1:16 of the third period.

Video: 2013 Cup final, GM6: late goals propel the Hawks to the Cup

14. 1986-87 Edmonton Oilers

Total Points: 52

The Oilers won the Stanley Cup for the third time in four seasons after a 50-24-6 regular season record. They went through the first three rounds, losing only two games, but the Flyers presented a problem in the Cup final. The Oilers had a 3-1 lead in the best of 7 series, but lost game 5 at home and game 6 in Philadelphia. They returned to the Northlands Coliseum for game 7 and won 3-1. Gretzky had 183 points (62 goals, 121 assists) in the regular season.

15. 1988-89 Calgary Flames

Total points: 47

The Flames won their first and only Stanley Cup championship after winning the Presidents’ Trophy for the second consecutive season. They went 54-17 with nine ties for 117 points in the regular season. They defeated the Vancouver Canucks in a seven-game semifinal streak in the Smythe Division, winning the seventh game in overtime. They rallied from there winning 12 of their next 15 games. Calgary trailed 2-1 in the Stanley Cup final against the Canadiens, but rallied to win three straight games to win the series.

16. 2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks

Total points: 34

The Blackhawks ended the longest active dry spell in the Stanley Cup (49 years) by winning the championship for the first time since 1961. They scored 52-22-8 for 112 regular season points and 16-6 in the playoffs. Each series ended in at least six games, including a sweep of the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference final. Right wing Patrick Kane, who led Chicago with 88 points (30 goals, 58 assists) in the regular season, scored the goal of Cup overtime in Game 6 against the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Jonathan Toews had 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) in the playoffs to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Others receiving points: 1980-81 New York Islanders, 33; 1993-94 New York Rangers, 33; 1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers, 30; Colorado Avalanche 2000-01, 29; 1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers, 28; 1995-96 Colorado Avalanche, 24; 1996-97 Detroit Red Wings, 24; 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings, 24; 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings, 24; 1972-73 Montreal Canadiens, 23; 1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins, 22; 1994-95 New Jersey Devils, 21; 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens, 18; 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins, 17; 1968-69 Montreal Canadiens, 13; 1979-80 New York Islanders, 11; 1992-93 Montreal Canadiens, 11; 2010-11 Boston Bruins, 10; 1978-79 Montreal Canadiens, 7; 2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins, 7; 2018-19 St. Louis Blues, 7; 1999-2000 New Jersey Devils, 6; 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks, 6 years old; 2007-08 Detroit Red Wings, 6; Washington Capitals 2017-18, 6; 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks, 5; 2002-03 New Jersey Devils, 4; 2013-14 Los Angeles Kings, 3

THIS IS HOW WE CLASSIFIED

AMALIE BENJAMIN

1. 2001-02 Red Wings; 2. 1984-85 Oilers; 3. Penguins from 1991 to 1992; 4. 1976-1977 Canadians; 5. Avalanche 2000-01; 6. 1993-94 Rangers; 7. 1997-98 Red Wings; 8. 1987-88 Oilers; 9. 1982-83 Islanders; 10. Blackhawks 2012-13; 11. 2010-11 Bruins; 12. 1977-78 Canadians; 13. 1983-84 Oilers; 14. 2013-14 Kings; 15. 2008-09 Penguins; 16. 1999-2000 Devils

BRIAN COMPTON

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1981-82 Islanders; 3. 1984-85 Oilers; 4. Canadians from 1968-1969; 5. 1969-70 Bruins; 6. Flyers 1974-75; 7. 1990-91 Penguins; 8. 1988-89 Flames; 9. 1994-95 Devils; 10. 2001-02 Red Wings; 11. 1995-96 Avalanche; 12. 1993-94 Rangers; 13. 2010-11 Bruins; 14. Penguins 2016-2017; 15. Capitals 2017-2018; 16. Blackhawks 2009-2010

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1977-1978 Canadians; 3. Canadians from 1975-1976; 4. 1971-72 Bruins; 5. 1983-84 Oilers; 6. 1981-82 Islanders; 7. 1980-81 Islanders; 8. 1984-85 Oilers; 9. Blackhawks 2012-13; 10. 2001-02 Red Wings; 11. 1991-92 Penguins; 12. 1988-89 Flames; 13. 1978-79 Canadians; 14. 2000-01 Avalanche; 15. 1973-74 Flyers; 16. Circulars 1974-75

WILLIAM DOUGLAS

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1977-1978 Canadians; 3. 1984-85 Oilers; 4. Islanders from 1980-1981; 5. 1969-70 Bruins; 6. Flyers from 1973-1974; 7. 1991-92 Penguins; 8. Blackhawks 2009-2010; 9. 1982-83 Islanders; 10. 1971-72 Bruins; 11. 1986-87 Oilers; 12. 1996-97 Red Wings; 13. 1988-89 Flames; 14. 1993-94 Rangers; 15. 2011-12 Kings; 16. Capitals 2017-2018

TOM GULITTI

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1987-88 Oilers; 3. 1981-82 Islanders; 4. 1991-92 Penguins; 5. 1971-72 Bruins; 6. 1984-85 Oilers; 7. 1982-83 Islanders; 8. 2001-02 Red Wings; 9. Blackhawks 2012-13; 10. 1977-78 Canadians; 11. 1969-70 Bruins; 12. 1999-2000 Devils; 13. 1993-94 Rangers; 14. Penguins 2016-2017; 15. 1997-98 Red Wings; 16. 1988-89 Flames.

ADAM KIMELMAN

1. 1984-85 Oilers; 2. 1976-77 Canadians; 3. 1982-83 Islanders; 4. 1986-87 Oilers; 5. Penguins 1990-91; 6. 1979-80 Islanders; 7. 1969-70 Bruins; 8. Canadians from 1975-76; 9. 1967-68 Canadians; 10. 2001-02 Red Wings; 11. 1996-97 Red Wings; 12. Blackhawks 2012-13; 13. 1974-75 Flyers; 14. Penguins 2016-2017; 15. 2011-12 Kings; 16. 1987-88 Oilers

ROBERT LAFLAMME

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1982-83 Islanders; 3. 1983-84 Oilers; 4. 2001-02 Red Wings; 5. 1977-1978 Canadians; 6. 1971-72 Bruins; 7. Blackhawks 2009-2010; 8. 1981-82 Islanders; 9. 2000-01 Avalanche; 10. 1997-98 Red Wings; 11. 1988-89 Flames; 12. 1986-87 Oilers; 13. 1991-92 Penguins; 14. 2002-03 Devils; 15. 1993-94 Rangers; 16. 1992-93 Canadians

MIKE G. MORREALE

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1987-88 Oilers; 3. Flyers from 1973-1974; 4. 1994-95 Devils; 5. Red Wings from 1996-1997; 6. 1986-87 Oilers; 7. 1991-92 Penguins; 8. 1969-70 Bruins; 9. 1980-81 Islanders; 10. 1992-93 Canadians; 11. 1971-72 Bruins; 12. Blackhawks 2014-2015; 13. 2001-02 Red Wings; 14. 1982-83 Islanders; 15. 2011-12 Kings; 16. 1988-89 Flames

TRACEY MYERS

1. 1984-85 Oilers; 2. 1995-96 Avalanche; 3. Blackhawks 2009-2010; 4. Kings 2011-2012; 5. 2001-02 Red Wings; 6. 1976-77 Canadians; 7. 1982-83 Islanders; 8. 1969-70 Bruins; 9. Penguins 2016-2017; 10. 2018-19 Blues; 11. 2006-07 Ducks; 12. Blackhawks 2012-13; 13. 1993-94 Rangers; 14. Capitals 2017-18; 15. 1974-75 Flyers; 16. 2002-03 Devils

INVOICE PRICE

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1977-1978 Canadians; 3. Canadians from 1975-1976; 4. 1984-85 Oilers; 5. 1981-82 Islanders; 6. 1986-87 Oilers; 7. 1967-68 Canadians; 8. 1988-89 Flames; 9. 1971-72 Bruins; 10. 2001-02 Red Wings; 11. 1991-92 Penguins; 12. 2011-12 Kings; 13. 1993-94 Rangers; 14. 1992-93 Canadians; 15. 1995-96 Avalanche; 16. 1973-74 Flyers

SHAWN P. ROARKE

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1975-1976 Canadians; 3. 1983-84 Oilers; 4. 1971-72 Bruins; 5. 1981-82 Islanders; 6. 1977-78 Canadians; 7. 1987-88 Oilers; 8. Blackhawks 2012-13; 9. 1988-89 Flames; 10. 1974-75 Flyers; 11. 2007-08 Red Wings; 12. 2008-09 Penguins; 13. 1972-73 Canadians; 14. 2001-02 Red Wings; 15. 1984-85 Oilers; 16. 1995-96 Avalanche

DAN ROSEN

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1975-1976 Canadians; 3. 1977-1978 Canadians; 4. 1983-84 Oilers; 5. 1981-82 Islanders; 6. Blackhawks 2012-13; 7. 1971-72 Bruins; 8. 1987-88 Oilers; 9. 1972-73 Canadians; 10. 2001-02 Red Wings; 11. 2000-01 Avalanche; 12. 1984-85 Oilers; 13. 1988-89 Flames; 14. 1978-79 Canadians; 15. 1973-74 Flyers; 16. 1991-92 Penguins

MIKE ZEISBERGER

1. Canadians from 1976-1977; 2. 1977-1978 Canadians; 3. 1983-84 Oilers; 4. Canadians from 1975-1976; 5. 1984-85 Oilers; 6. 1972-73 Canadians; 7. 1981-82 Islanders; 8. 1969-70 Bruins; 9. 1991-92 Penguins; 10. 2001-02 Red Wings; 11. 1986-87 Oilers; 12. 1997-98 Red Wings; 13. 1971-72 Bruins; 14. 1974-75 Flyers; 15. 1980-81 Islanders; 16. 1996-97 Red Wings



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