The professional league of hockey NHL (National Hockey League) comprises teams from Canada and the United States of America. The best and winning team gets the greatest achievement of this sport, the Stanley Cup.
Stanley Cup Red Leaf
The history of the worldly famous Stanley Cup dates back to 1892 when Lord Stanley of Preston bought a mold to make a drink for ten guineas ($50 of the time) to bestow it on the league’s best ice Hockey team.
And since then, every time the cup is delivered to the winning team, this team has to meet the following three kinds of weird rules:
- The winners keep the cup until the next year, which is when they have to deliver it to the next winner.
- Each winning team must record its name (and that of its players) and the year of victory in the same cup.
- The final and most important rule – the Cup will never be owned by the team but by the championship.
These three rules have caused the cup to undergo various changes, modifications, and even disappearances, generating stories of the most peculiar kind.
As mentioned in the rules above – each year you have to record new names, the Cup has grown to the size of astonishing 89.54 centimeters and weighs around 15.5 kilos.
We don’t know how many years the NHL will last, but in time, if this rate continues at the same pace, the Cup will eventually become as high as the worldly famous Toronto CN Tower.
List of Teams with the Highest Number of Wins
Among the total combined number of NHL teams that have had the honor to place their teams’ names and the players’ too, we have a distinguished list of the top 3 of those who accumulate more titles in their record wins when compared to the rest.
- Montreal Canadians
It is a team founded in 1909, and it is located in the state of Quebec belonging to the Eastern Conference. Montreal Canadians won their first Stanley Cup in 1916, and they were successful in all the following decades until the end of the 20th century; the team has played 33 finals, and it is known as the team with the most titles in history as it has won a total of 24 Championships.
- Toronto Maple Leaf
It is a team founded in 1917 and is located in the state of Ontario belonging to the Western Conference. Toronto Maple Leaf won its first title in 1918 and was successful in the following years until the 1960s when its streak has ended; the team has played a total of 21 finals and won 13 championships.
- Detroit Red Wings
It is a team founded in 1926 and is located in the state of Michigan belonging to the Eastern Conference. They have won their first Stanley Cup in 1936 and were successful in the following years until the 1950s and then resumed success from the 1990s to the present; Detroit Red Wings have played 24 finals and won 11 championships.