Stanley Cup Dynasties 1919-1927 Ottawa Senators 4 Stanley Cups (1920, 1921, 1923, 1927) Memorable Players: Punch Broadbent, Cy Denneny, King Clancy, Frank Nighbor, Jack Darragh, George Boucher, Hec Kilrea, Jack Adams, Alex Connell, Clint Benedict, Sprague Cleghorn. The Senators finished first seven times during this stretch. The coaches in this period were Pete Green and Dave Gill. The managers were Tommy Gorman and Dave Gill. 1947-51 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Stanley Cups ( 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951) Memorable Players: Bill Barilko, Turk Broda, Al Rollins, Ted Kennedy, Syl Apps, Howie Meeker, Gus Mortson, Max Bentley, Joe Klukay, Jim Thomson, Sid Smith, Bill Ezinicki, Harry Watson, Don Metz, Nick Metz, Bob Goldham. The Leafs never finished first during this period in the regular season but had a playoff record of 35-11. The coaches were Hap Day and Joe Primeau. The manager was Conn Smythe. 1950-55 Detroit Red Wings 4 Stanley Cups (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955 Memorable Players: Gordie Howe, Sid Abel, Ted Lindsay, Red Kelly, Terry Sawchuk, Jack Stewart, Pete Babando, Marcel Pronovost, Marty Pavelich, Leo Reise, Metro Prystai, Alex Delvecchio, Tony Leswick. The Red Wings finished first in all six of these season. The coaches were Tony Ivan and Jimmy Skinner. The manager was Jack Adams. 1956-60 Montreal Canadiens 5 Stanley Cups (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) Memorable Players: Maurice Richard, Henri Richard, Dickie Moore, Jean Beliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Tom Johnson, Doug Harvey, Don Marshall, Jacques Plante, Jean Guy Talbot, Ralph Backstrom, Bert Olmstead. The Canadiens lost only five games in these five playoff seasons. In the regular season they finished first four times and second once. The coach for all five Cups was Toe Blake. The manager was Frank Selke. 1962-1967 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Stanley Cups (1962, 1963, 1964, 1967) Memorable Players: Johnny Bower, Terry Sawchuk, Allan Stanley, Tim Horton, Carl Brewer, Bobby Baun, Marcel Pronovost, Frank Mahovlich, Dave Keon, Red Kelly, George Armstrong, Bob Pulford, Andy Bathgate, Dick Duff, Bob Nevin, Ron Stewart, Eddie Shack. The Leafs record was 16-8 in the Finals those four years. The coach and manager for all four titles was Punch Imlach. 1965-1969 Montreal Canadiens 4 Stanley Cups (1965, 1966, 1968, 1969) Memorable Players: Jean Beliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Dick Duff, Ralph Backstrom, John Ferguson, Terry Harper, Ted Harris, Jacques Laperriere, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Gump Worsley, Bobby Rousseau, J.C. Tremblay, Serge Savard, Rogatien Vachon. During these five seasons the Canadiens' winning percentage was .639 and their playoff record was 46-14. The coaches were Toe Blake and Claude Ruel. The manager was Sam Pollock. 1976-79 Montreal Canadiens 4 Stanley Cups (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) Memorable Players: Rick Chartraw, Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden, Bob Gainey, Doug Jarvis, Guy Lafleur, Yvon Lambert, Michel Larocque, Jacques Lemaire, Doug Risebrough, Steve Shutt, Mario Tremblay. The Canadiens won their four consecutive Cups in a remarkable 58 games, winning 48 and losing 10. They lost one game the first year, two the second, three the third and four the fourth. Scotty Bowman was the coach all four seasons. Sam Pollock was the general manager the first three years and Irving Grundman the managing director the fourth. 1980-84 New York Islanders 4 Stanley Cups (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) Memorable Players: Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies, Billy Smith, Glenn Resch, Denis Potvin, Bob Bourne, Gord Lane, Butch Goring, Anders Kallur, Dave Langevin, Ken Morrow, Wayne Merrick, Duane Sutter, Brent Sutter, Bob Nystrom, John Tonelli, Stefan Persson, Lorne Henning, Garry Howatt, Billy Carroll, Rollie Melanson. The Islanders won their four straight in only 78 playoff games (60 wins and only 18 losses). The team lost only 88 regular season games in those four years. The coach for all four Cups was Al Arbour and the manager was Bill Torrey. 1984-90 Edmonton Oilers 5 Stanley Cups (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990) Memorable Players: Grant Fuhr, Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson, Charlie Huddy, Jari Kurri, Kevin Lowe, Andy Moog, Bill Ranford, Paul Coffey, Lee Fogolin, Randy Gregg, Pat Hughes, Dave Hunter, Dave Lumley, Kevin McClelland, Willy Lindstrom, Dave Semenko, Esa Tikkanen, Mike Krushelnyski, Jeff Beaukeboom, Kelly Buchberger, Craig MacTavish, Steve Smith, Craig Simpson, Marty McSorley, Kent Nilsson, Craig Muni, Joe Murphy, Martin Gelinas, Adam Graves, Mark Lamb, Petr Klima, Dave Brown. The coaches for the five titles were Glen Sather and John Muckler. Sather also served as general manager for all of those seasons. reference www.nhl.com QUESTION Would you include modern cup winners and contenders such as Pittsburgs 2 wins in a row or NJ DETROITS COLORADO'S 3 wins over a few yrs as dynasty teams? If so does that shade new light onto cup winning teams from the past that won cups and contended for divisional dominance and lord stanley glory? Team like Boston and Philadelphia may be a good example. senerio: It is very hard to build a Dunasty since 1994. With many problems because of salary demands and constraints constraining budgets of the majority of nhl franchises. This thus has cause player movement from one team to another while the player still has prime playing yrs left. So, with modern day FA movement more teams thus thinning out the talent crop thus making it very difficult to draft and mold a Dynasty like team. Id that is true then maybe the term modern day dynasty fits NJ DETROIT AND COLORADO. Do you AGREE or DISAGREE withthe idea of re-evaluating the term dynasty for the modern era of hockey?