A common theme among teams on this list is going without a Stanley Cup for a long period of time. That’s where we can start off with a franchise like the St. Louis Blues. In just over 50 years of hockey in St. Louis, the Blues did not bring home a single Stanley Cup.
It’s not like the Blues have not found their successes of late. In the past six years, the Blues have two division titles, and playoff appearances in every season over that stretch of time. However, the first and second round exits are becoming routine for the Blues.
The 2017-18 season looks to be another solid regular season finish for the Blues. Led by star forward Vladimir Tarasenko and standout goalie Jake Allen, the Blues do have some room to grow still also.
A Stanley Cup Championship would erase the Blues from this list. The constant high expectations for the Blues and the expected playoff letdowns have to ware on the fan base. Funny enough, the Blues’ franchise started out with three straight Stanley Cup Finals defeats, in the late 60’s.