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NHL Preview: Who will bring the Stanley Cup back to the Eastern Conference?

NHL Preview: Who will bring the Stanley Cup back to the Eastern Conference?

The Eastern Conference is home to New York and Toronto, the largest media markets in the U.S. and Canada, and players on East teams regularly win the NHL's major individual trophies. But the biggest trophy of them all — the Stanley Cup — has taken up residence out West. An East team has won the Cup only once in the last six seasons, when the Boston Bruins triumphed in 2011. That interrupted championships for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, the Kings in 2012, Chicago in 2013, the Kings in 2014 and Chicago again last season. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning — which lost to the Blackhawks in last season's Final — and the Montreal Canadiens appear capable of...

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