Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/16/14 at 12:53 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
"Dynasty" is a dying word in the NHL.
By our definition, there hasn't been a dynasty since the 1980s Edmonton Oilers, winners of five Stanley Cups in seven years.
Probably the closest we've come is having the Detroit Red Wings win three Cups in six years, from 1997 through 2002.
But certainly in the salary-cap era starting in 2005, it has been awfully tough for teams to stay on top, the talent spread more evenly around the league. The roster turnover is quick.
So we'll throw away the word "dynasty" until we see a team win four Cups in seven or eight years. But could the Los Angeles Kings be that team? Or the Chicago Blackhawks?
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