Oct 8, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) reacts to the loss against the Minnesota Wild at Pepsi Center. The Wild won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The St. Louis Blues choke in the playoffs every season, after generally outstanding regular season performances. But let’s not forget, about half of the league’s teams don’t even make the playoffs. Oops.
So, the ranking came together as Larkin gave each franchise a point for each time they missed the playoffs since 1967. However, fans of teams that have recently won a Cup have nothing to complain about, which is why Larkin handed out heavy “Cup penalties”, taking away a crazy number of points, depending on how recently a franchise had won a Cup. To give you an idea, the Chicago Blackhawks ranked 30th with a score of -1,490.
The Colorado Avalanche missed the playoffs 13 times since 1967. However, they also won two Stanley Cups in that time, resulting in a point total of -137. Which in turn results in an overall rank of 24th in playoff misses. Another 24 points for the Avalanche — not too shabby!
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