The Edmonton Oilers fell short against the Las Vegas Golden Knights after losing 5-2 in Game 6.
With that said, that’s another year that a Canadian team won’t be winning the Stanley Cup.
For that reason, NHL fans are in disbelief over how long it’s been since a Canadian franchise won a championship.
According to SportsCenter, the last Canadian based team in the NHL to win the Stanley Cup were the Montreal Canadians back in 1993. American based teams have won the championship for 30 straight years.
The Stanley Cup drought continues for Canada 😳 pic.twitter.com/7hWefMuMly
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 15, 2023
That’s a long time. It probably doesn’t help that only seven of the 32 teams in the league are based in Canada. But still. You’d think at least one of them would win a championship here and there.
In fact, it seems like the 1980s was the last time Canadian teams were truly dominant in the NHL.
The last time Canada sent 4 teams to the Eastern Conference Finals in 4 years: 1983-87, including that defunct Nordiques. Last time in The Western, 1991-94. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ https://t.co/C83ab2hk4X
— Cass Anderson (@casspa) May 13, 2023
Regardless, the 30-year drought continues after the Oilers lost to the Golden Nights. Hockey fans can’t believe it’s been that long.
That's why they're so mad.
— JD Montgomery (@JDMontgomery818) May 15, 2023
Could Gary Bettman have something to do with it? Probably not.
Fun Fact Gary Bettman has been NHL Commisioner since 1993, Coincidence?probably
— x-THE PASSION™️-atley Optimistic Leaf Fan (@fvc022) May 15, 2023
Of all the US states, this is the one.
The state of Florida runs hockey now
— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonFL) May 15, 2023
This is actually a crazy stat.
The last time a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup, Nolan Ryan was on an active MLB roster with the Texas Rangers.
Nolan Ryan is 76.
— Texan Pride (@Astros_Arsenal) May 15, 2023
Americans are pretty happy about it.
USA USA USA 🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸🦅
— 𝓜𝓲𝓽𝓬𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓜𝓮𝓭𝓲𝓪 (@ByardDHB) May 15, 2023
Maybe one day this drought will eventually come to an end. But a part of me wants to see it keep going.
With that said, an American based franchise will be winning the Stanley Cup again this year. Make sure to tune into the Seattle Kraken Vs. Dallas Stars game at 8 P.M. Eastern to see who advances in the Western Conference.