Invariably, when the Stanley Cup is won, team chemistry is regularly cited as a big factor.
Hockey teams, perhaps more than their opposite numbers in baseball, football and basketball, develop a camaraderie that is palpable.
Players develop friendships and care about each other and they are probably just as happy for their teammates as they are for themselves when the cup is finally raised.
Chemistry seems to be an elusive factor, but it is built on a number of key elements. Championship teams regularly have many factors they build on to gain that elusive chemistry.