LA Kings and the 10 Most Unlikely Stanley Cup Champions of All Time

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LA Kings and the 10 Most Unlikely Stanley Cup Champions of All Time
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The Los Angeles Kings just won the Stanley Cup for the first time in their 45-year history. In the process, they became the first-ever eighth seed to win Lord Stanley's Cup since the present playoff format was adopted in 1994.

Here is a look at the 10 most unlikely Stanley Cup champions of all time—teams that were not expected to find glory but managed to overcome long odds and finish a real Cinderella story. The winners are listed in chronological order and yes, some of them go way back to even before the days of the NHL's Original Six.

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