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Kings Exit '1967 Club' With Stanley Cup Victory

The Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup win on Monday night wasn't just their first in team history. It broke a 45-year-long dry spell and removed the club from the infamous "1967 club" of teams that haven't won the Cup since that year.

The Kings broke into the NHL in '67 along with five other clubs. Three of them -- the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars -- have won the Cup, while the poor California Seals ultimately folded in 1978 (as did the Cleveland Barons) without ever partying with Lord Stanley.

The St. Louis Blues are the only remaining 1967 expansion team yet to win the Cup, and they're still at the table with the Toronto Maple Leafs -- 1967 Stanley Cup Champs -- as members of the club.

Via Leafs blog Pension Plan Puppets, a cartoon via Battle of California's Earl Sleek:


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