A big thanks goes out to theScore’s graphic design department for providing us with this great infographic. Check out this tumblr account to see more great work by the artist.

So…how’s the Cup drought looking for your team?

While I knew the Sabres, Canucks and Kings fans have all had their hearts ripped out in dramatic fashion at one point or another, I didn’t know this. The St. Louis Blues made the Stanley Cup Final in each of their first three years in existence….and lost all three times.

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UPDATE: You humble author was born in 1982. I had no idea the expansion in 1967 led to the birth of an expansion conference. That seems poorly thought out (“But the new teams will get killed in the Final!” …. “Yes, yes they will.” …. “Okay, carry on then.”)

Ah well. Still technically made the Stanley Cup Final three times. Even if they did get swept each time.