A team needs a lot of things to come together to win the Stanley Cup. Weeks of hard work and loads of dedication are a must -- as is the willingness to sacrifice that Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell showed last week when he continued to kill a penalty despite suffering a broken leg. A little bit of luck never hurts either.
But the team that looks best on paper isn't always the one that ends up drinking champagne from the Cup. The NHL has had its share of unexpected champions over the years.
Here are seven teams that might have surprised even themselves by ending their season hoisting the Cup: