Every year there are NHL teams with high expectations, teams that have a lot of talent and seem primed to win a title. Sometimes, teams fail to live up to those expectations. This list examines the 10 most disappointing teams in NHL history.
To make this list, a team had to have a great regular season and be among the favorites to win a Stanley Cup. Then, once the playoffs began, the team failed miserably and was eliminated early in the postseason.
The more stars a team had and the more dominating they were during the regular season and the earlier they were eliminated from the playoffs, the higher they will be on this list. Teams that reached the Stanley Cup Final or conference final in the modern era are unlikely to qualify for a list that only has 10 teams on it.
Feel free to add a team you feel belongs on this list or that you feel should be higher or lower than it is ranked. As always, indicate why you feel the way you do.