The old adage says that defense wins championships. Of course, it helps when that defense has good goaltending, offense, leadership, coaching and will to win to back it all up.
In this day and age, it takes a very well-rounded team to capture Lord Stanley's ultimate prize. Simply having the league's big shut-down defense is not enough to be victorious; neither is having a high-powered offense.
Each team can look at themselves in the mirror and see what is standing between them and a Stanley Cup. For some teams, the obstacle is oh-so-small. For others, it's tough to pick one place to start.
Here is the biggest obstacle standing between each team and a shot at Lord Stanley's prize.