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Duffer’s Dabbles: Red Wings No Longer Win Cup But Still Have Lots Of Cup Winners

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Forward Valtteri Filppula was among six 2021 Detroit Red Wings who previously were Stanley Cup champions.

The Montreal Canadiens took a 5-1 shellacking from the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. While the defending champion Lightning list 21 players on their roster with a Stanley Cup inscription on their resumes, Montreal isn’t doing badly when it comes to suiting up Cup winners.

Six members of the Canadiens are previous Stanley Cup champions – Corey Perry (Anaheim, 2007), Eric Staal (Carolina, 2006), Tyer Toffoli (Los Angeles, 2014), Michael Frolik (Chicago, 2013), Jake Allen (St. Louis, 2019) and Joel Edmundson (St. Louis, 2019). That total ties the Canadiens for the most Cup winners among NHL teams that haven’t won a Cup over the past five years.

The team Montreal is tied with – why it’s none other than the Detroit Red Wings. This season, the Wings suited up Darren Helm (Detroit, 2008), Valtteri Filppula (Detroit, 2008), Robbie Fabbri (St. Louis, 2019), Jonathan Bernier (Los Angeles, 2012), Christian Djoos (Washington, 2018) and Jakub Vrana (Washington, 2018).

The Red Wings no longer win Cups, but they do list a lot of Cup winners.

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