No Canadian team has hoisted the Stanley Cup since the 1993 Canadiens.@PierreVLeBrun surveys anonymous NHL executives on which team has the best chance to break the streak: Calgary, Toronto or Edmonton?https://t.co/l3l09gjoGw pic.twitter.com/2KBUtw0op0
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) April 25, 2022
Team exec No. 2As far as teams built for playoff success I believe Calgary is the Canadian team that has the best chance to bring home (to Canada) the Cup. To start, they have the best goaltender of the Canadian teams (Markstrom). Up front they play a fast yet heavy, tough playoff-style game. They have excellent ability to score goals and have very good special teams. I really like how they have built this team — strong up the middle and have a very good group of defensemen, great mix of puck movers and big, strong hard-to-play against defenders. They also have an exceptional and experienced coach who has a great track record — Darryl Sutter is a winner.This is not to take anything away from both Edmonton and Toronto — both very good teams with great players but I just believe that Calgary is the team built the best for the playoffs and has the best chance, even though they have to get through Colorado, St. Louis and/or Minnesota … no easy path in East or West.