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Mark Messier played key role on five contenders for Greatest NHL Team

Four Stanley Cup winners with Oilers, 1993-94 Rangers among top 20 in fan vote

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Mark Messier played a significant role on five of the 20 teams still alive in the vote for the Greatest NHL Team.

The NHL on Thursday revealed the 20 Greatest NHL Teams as voted by fans on the League's interactive digital and mobile program, which is part of the Centennial celebration. The list started with the 96 Stanley Cup winners since the NHL's inaugural season in 1917-18.

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Three Canadiens teams in final round of voting for Greatest NHL Team

Competition narrowed down to Top 20; Habs represented by three Cup-winning teams from 1970's

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Three Canadiens teams are still in the running in the Greatest NHL Team competition, which has moved to a third and final round of fan voting with 20 teams vying for the honor.

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20 Greatest NHL Teams revealed

Final round of head-to-head fan voting underway, Top 10 to be unveiled during Stanley Cup Final

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Twenty teams remain in the quest to be named the Greatest NHL Team by you, the fans.

An interactive digital and mobile program that is part of the League's Centennial celebration, the Greatest NHL Teams began with the NHL's 96 Stanley Cup winners since the League's inaugural season in 1917-18 competing head-to-head, with fans picking the greatest Stanley Cup championship team.

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Top 50 Greatest NHL Teams revealed

Fan voting underway to determine Top 20

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NHL fans have spoken. Now it's time to make your voices heard again.

After one round of voting, 50 teams remain from the original list of 96 NHL Stanley Cup champions in the quest for the title of NHL's Greatest Team.

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Blackhawks weigh which of three Cup teams was best

Players, coach ponder whether 2010, 2013 or 2015 roster would win round robin

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

Editor's note: As part of the NHL's Centennial Celebration, fans can pick the NHL's Greatest Stanley Cup Championship Team by using a unique interactive and digital mobile program.

The 96 NHL teams that have won the Stanley Cup are in the running. LNH.com Senior Managing Editor Arpon Basu asked members of the Chicago Blackhawks' past three championship teams (2010, 2013, 2015) which version would win a round-robin tournament. Make your Greatest Team picks.

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Top 10 Canadiens championship teams

Ranking the best of Montreal's 24 Stanley Cup winners

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

Editor's note: Starting Thursday, as part of the NHL's Centennial Celebration, fans can pick the NHL's Greatest Stanley Cup Championship Team by using a unique interactive and digital mobile program.

All 96 NHL teams who have won the Stanley Cup are in the running, including 23 of the 24 Montreal Canadiens teams who have been crowned champions. The process will conclude in June with the top championship winner being named. As it begins, NHL.com Columinst Dave Stubbs, who has been writing about the Canadiens for more than 30 years, ranks all of Montreal's title teams from 1 to 24. Make your Greatest Team picks

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Fans to pick NHL's Greatest Stanley Cup Team

Interactive digital, mobile program featuring all 96 champions begins Thursday

by NHL Public Relations / @PR_NHL

NEW YORK / TORONTO - With the 2017 Stanley Cup® Playoffs ready to get underway tonight, and as part of its Centennial celebration, the National Hockey League announced today that during the six-week period from April 13 - May 25, fans will have the opportunity to select the NHL's Greatest Stanley Cup Team of all-time through a unique, interactive digital and mobile program. The Greatest NHL Teams features all of the NHL's 96 Stanley Cup winners since the League's inaugural season in 1917-18 competing head-to-head, with fans determining the outcome.

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Stanley Cup Champions 2010-2016

Blackhawks win Cup three times; Kings are champs twice

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The Chicago Blackhawks have dominated the 2010s, ending a 49-year drought in 2010 en route to three Stanley Cup championships in a six-year span. The Boston Bruins ended a 39-year dry spell of their own in 2011, and the Los Angeles Kings broke through with the franchise's first Cup title in 2012 and followed with another in 2014. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the most recent Stanley Cup Final in 2016, earning the franchise's fourth championship.

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Stanley Cup Champions 2000-2009

Devils and Red Wings win two Cups each; Ducks win California's first Cup

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The New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings each won two Stanley Cups in the first decade of the new millennium, while Ray Bourque ended his legendary career in 2001 by helping the Colorado Avalanche win the franchise's second championship. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks each won their first titles in three consecutive seasons from 2004 to 2007, as the 2004-05 campaign was lost due to a work stoppage. The Pittsburgh Penguins closed out the decade with their first Cup since 1992, avenging a loss to Detroit in the Final one year earlier.

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Stanley Cup Champions 1990-1999

New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings each end historic droughts

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1990 saw the last gasp of the Edmonton Oilers' dynasty, as they won their fifth championship in seven years. Four years later, the captain of that team, Mark Messier, scored the goal that ended the New York Rangers' 54-year drought, the longest in League history. By the end of an eventful decade, a host of future Hall of Famers had led the Pittsburgh Penguins to two titles, the New Jersey Devils and Colorado Avalanche announced their arrival among the NHL's elite teams with their first Stanley Cup wins and Detroit left the "Dead Things" era behind with consecutive championships, an accomplishment that has yet to be repeated.

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