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Number Dump: How effective is "Bruins Hockey" at winning cups?

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Eh, so-so.

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So, recently I've been thinking about "Bruins Hockey" and the mantras that the front office keeps repeating about how it's important to keep their identity and so forth. I wasn't so sure, so I threw together a nice, non-scientific spreadsheet to see just how often the Bruins won the cup. My methodology was simple: Cups won/Years in existence. I almost included the defunct teams from bygone eras, but decided it was frivolous. The Montreal Maroons had a better rate than the Bruins, but it was a totally different era.

Cups% Rank Cups Cups% Team Finals Finals% Finals% Rank Years Rank Diff
1 24 22.64% Montreal Canadiens 34 32.08% 1 106 0
2 5 13.89% Edmonton Oilers 7 19.44% 5 36 3
3 13 13.27% Toronto Maple Leafs 21 21.43% 3 98 0
4 11 12.36% Detroit Red Wings 24 26.97% 2 89 -2
5 4 9.30% New York Islanders 5 11.63% 10 43 5
6 3 7.32% New Jersey Devils 5 12.20% 9 41 3
7 6 6.59% Boston Bruins 19 20.88% 4 91 -3
8 3 6.25% Pittsburgh Penguins 4 8.33% T-12 48 4
9 5 5.62% Chicago Blackhawks 12 13.48% 7 89 -2
10 2 5.56% Colorado Avalanche 2 5.56% T-18 36 8
11 1 4.55% Anaheim Ducks 2 9.09% 11 22 0
12 4 4.49% New York Rangers 11 12.36% 8 89 -4
13 1 4.35% Tampa Bay Lightning 1 4.35% T-22 23 9
T-14 2 4.17% Philadelphia Flyers 8 16.67% 6 48 -8
T-14 2 4.17% Los Angeles Kings 3 6.25% T-16 48 2
16 1 2.78% Carolina Hurricanes 2 5.56% T-18 36 2
17 1 2.33% Calgary Flames 3 6.98% 14 43 -3
18 1 2.08% Dallas Stars 4 8.33% T-12 48 -6
T-19 0 0.00% Vancouver Canucks 3 6.67% 15 45 -4
T-19 0 0.00% St. Louis Blues 3 6.25% T-16 48 -3
T-19 0 0.00% Florida Panthers 1 4.55% 20 22 1
T-19 0 0.00% Buffalo Sabres 2 4.44% 21 45 2
T-19 0 0.00% Ottawa Senators 1 4.35% T-22 23 3
T-19 0 0.00% Washington Capitals 1 2.44% 24 41 5
T-19 0 0.00% Arizona Coyotes 0 0.00% T-25 36 6
T-19 0 0.00% Columbus Blue Jackets 0 0.00% T-25 15 6
T-19 0 0.00% Minnesota Wild 0 0.00% T-25 15 6
T-19 0 0.00% Nashville Predators 0 0.00% T-25 17 6
T-19 0 0.00% San Jose Sharks 0 0.00% T-25 24 6
T-19 0 0.00% Winnipeg Jets 0 0.00% T-25 16 6

As I mentioned above, it was a totally different era back then. So, I've decided to do the same table, but limit it to just the post-original-6 era. Sorry, Toronto. It's not your fault. Here's the table with just those years since expansion started. I'll be honest, I was a little shocked by my findings about how successful Bruins Hockey really was:

Cups% Rank Cups Cups% Team Finals Finals% Finals% Rank Years Rank Diff
1 10 20.83% Montreal Canadiens 11 22.92% 1 48 0
2 5 13.89% Edmonton Oilers 7 19.44% 2 36 0
3 4 9.30% New York Islanders 5 11.63% 7 43 4
4 4 8.33% Detroit Red Wings 6 12.50% T-5 48 1
5 3 7.32% New Jersey Devils 5 12.20% T-5 41 0
T-6 3 6.25% Boston Bruins 9 18.75% 3 48 -3
T-6 3 6.25% Pittsburgh Penguins 4 8.33% T-10 48 4
8 2 5.56% Colorado Avalanche 2 5.56% T-18 36 10
9 1 4.55% Anaheim Ducks 2 9.09% 9 22 0
10 1 4.35% Tampa Bay Lightning 1 4.35% T-22 23 12
T-11 2 4.17% Philadelphia Flyers 8 16.67% 4 48 -7
T-11 2 4.17% Chicago Blackhawks 5 10.42% 8 48 -3
T-11 2 4.17% Los Angeles Kings 3 6.25% T-15 48 4
14 1 2.78% Carolina Hurricanes 2 5.56% T-18 36 4
15 1 2.33% Calgary Flames 3 6.98% 13 43 -2
T-16 1 2.08% Dallas Stars 4 8.33% T-10 48 -6
T-16 1 2.08% New York Rangers 4 8.33% T-10 48 -6
T-18 0 0.00% Vancouver Canucks 3 6.67% 14 45 -4
T-18 0 0.00% St. Louis Blues 3 6.25% T-15 48 -3
T-18 0 0.00% Florida Panthers 1 4.55% 20 22 2
T-18 0 0.00% Buffalo Sabres 2 4.44% 21 45 3
T-18 0 0.00% Ottawa Senators 1 4.35% T-22 23 4
T-18 0 0.00% Winnipeg Jets 0 0.00% T-24 16 6
T-18 0 0.00% Toronto Maple Leafs 0 0.00% T-24 48 6
T-18 0 0.00% Arizona Coyotes 0 0.00% T-24 36 6
T-18 0 0.00% Columbus Blue Jackets 0 0.00% T-24 15 6
T-18 0 0.00% Minnesota Wild 0 0.00% T-24 15 6
T-18 0 0.00% Nashville Predators 0 0.00% T-24 17 6
T-18 0 0.00% San Jose Sharks 0 0.00% T-24 24 6
T-18 0 0.00% Washington Capitals 0 0.00% T-24 41 6

So there you have it. Bruins Hockey: The 6th-best kind of post-expansion hockey there is! We are, however, champs at losing the cup. Nobody else comes close. 13 Stanley Cup Final losses all-time, 6 since expansion started. Say it with me now: fuck Montreal.