Odds of the 14 Longest Stanley Cup Droughts Ending During the 2013 Season

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Odds of the 14 Longest Stanley Cup Droughts Ending During the 2013 Season
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What makes for a Stanley Cup drought?

For the purposes of this piece, any team that has not won the Stanley Cup in 20 years.

Teams like the Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild, Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets (started in 1999-2000 as the Atlanta Thrashers). Teams that were not in existence in the 1993-94 season are not eligible.

The Montreal Canadiens are the most decorated team in the NHL, but they have not won a Stanley Cup since 1993. They are eligible.

But the New York Rangers, who won the following year, are not. They have gone just 19 years without a Stanley Cup.

It may feel like a drought, but they have been through a much longer dry spell—from 1940 through 1994.

We have divided the 14 remaining teams into four groups, from strong contenders to rank outsiders.

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