Have we seen the last of the great teams? Hard to win a Stanley Cup now so many team into the league. When I was a kid about 14 teams in league and only 8 made the playoffs. When the playoffs started you knew only about 3 of them had a legitimate shot at the Cup - Bobby Orr and his gang in Boston, Lafleur, Dryden the Big Three in Montreal and Bobby Clake and the Broad Street Bullies in Philly. The Black Hawks were a dark-horse for a Cup, they had a decent club with Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Glenn Hall, etc...The Rangers were long shots with Rod Gilbert, Ratelle, Brad Park, etc... The first round of playoffs were a tune up for the good teams. Today, there are so many teams in NHL with 16 making the playoffs. About 10-12 out of the 16 good enough to win the Cup. Even if a team does draft well and trade good can't keep a good team together. Each club is allotted so much money once a team starts to win their salaries increase and they have to trade off good players. Black Hawks won last year and had to trade 3-4 decent players to fit under the cap. Those great teams are a thing of the past.