Stanley Cup Finals 2012: 20 Best Players to Never Win a Stanley Cup

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Stanley Cup Finals 2012: 20 Best Players to Never Win a Stanley Cup
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One of the ways we judge NHL superstardom is by the number of times a player has his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. In a team sport, that's not totally unfair, but it can be a bit misleading when considering the greatness of an individual player.

There are many things that can conspire against an individual player and prevent him from ever lifting the Stanley Cup. Injury, the team he is drafted by, the ability of that team to surround him with solid teammates, unfortunate trades and bad decisions at free agency can all hold a player back.

Not every player can have the good fortune of Henri Richard (11 Cups). What follows is a tribute to the top 20 players to never lift the Cup overhead.

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