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Winter Sports Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?  

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3.9k votes 398 voters 6.5k views

List Rules Vote up the teams that actually have a chance to lift the cup. Try not to let your favorite team dictate your choice.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

Unlike the other big North American sports, the NHL is by far and away the most unpredictable league. While it's easy to prognosticate what teams will make the playoffs (well, partially because more than half of them do) picking a Stanley Cup winner is a lot more of an art than a science. A team can gallop through the regular season, even taking home the President's Cup for best record, but the only thing that assures you is a pat-on-the-back and home ice advantage. Put it this way, this is something you don't want. Last year's winners, the Los Angeles Kings, were the sixth seed in the Western Conference, and their opponents, the New York Rangers, were fifth in the East. Either way, as 2014's finalists show, hockey is a difficult sport for predictions.

But alas, you can play Doc Emerick or Don Cherry on this list. All 30 teams are listed, so vote for the one you think will be hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup come June. A lot of the favorites should be at the top of this list. Will Pittsburgh bounce back from another disappointing playoff run? Or will Boston and San Jose put shocking playoff defeats behind them?

While we don't know much, here's our chance to give it the old college try. 

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Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Chicago Blackhawks United Center

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New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden

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71 104
St. Louis Blues is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center

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Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre

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57 90
Tampa Bay Lightning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Times Forum

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56 90
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena

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59 101
New York Islanders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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58 103
Anaheim Ducks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Anaheim Ducks Honda Center

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Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Pittsburgh Penguins Consol Energy Center

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Los Angeles Kings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center

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41 90
Nashville Predators is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena

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Winnipeg Jets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Winnipeg Jets MTS Centre

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New Jersey Devils is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
New Jersey Devils Prudential Center

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Vancouver Canucks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena

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Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center

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34 81
Washington Capitals is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Washington Capitals Verizon Center

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Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Boston Bruins TD Bank Garden

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30 77
San Jose Sharks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
San Jose Sharks HP Pavilion

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31 80
Ottawa Senators is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Ottawa Senators Scotiabank Place

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Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?

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Calgary Flames is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome

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Colorado Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center

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25 77
Florida Panthers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Florida Panthers BankAtlantic Center

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Dallas Stars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Dallas Stars American Airlines Center

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Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Edmonton Oilers Rexall Place

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Philadelphia Flyers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center

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Columbus Blue Jackets is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena

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Arizona Coyotes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Arizona Coyotes

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Buffalo Sabres is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?
Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Center

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Carolina Hurricanes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Vote: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup in 2015?