The Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal for every NHL player, and yet, so many greats have gone their entire careers without the opportunity to hoist it. What can be more satisfying than to watch a grey-bearded legend finally lift the sport's most celebrated trophy over his head?
There are quite a few superstars in the playoffs right now who could give us that moment very shortly. Judging by the number of seasons each of them played, their number of postseason appearances and their games played in both regular season and the postseason, I've identified the longest active droughts among those who have never won the Stanley Cup.
By my count, about half of this year's teams have a player that can give us this great moment, which is generally more exciting the longer the drought has been. Let's begin!
All statistics are via Hockey Reference unless otherwise noted.