NHL Stanley Cup Finals: The 15 Worst Stanley Cup Finalists in NHL History

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NHL Stanley Cup Finals: The 15 Worst Stanley Cup Finalists in NHL History
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Each season, the Stanley Cup is awarded to the NHL team that manages to outlast the competition and chalk up 16 wins in the process.  

The team that wins the Stanley Cup also earns the distinction of being the best hockey team in the world, but clearly, that isn't always the case.  Winning a Stanley Cup is about timing and luck as much as it is about greatness, though each champion is obviously a great team.  

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are a physical grind from start to finish, and for a team to even earn a spot in the Finals, they need to have relatively healthy players, good goaltending and a couple of lucky bounces at the right times.  

With that in mind, here are the 15 worst Stanley Cup finalists in NHL history.  

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