After having *zero* Canadian teams in 2016, we now have 5 of 7 Canadian teams playing in the post-season. So a little math -- 71% of Canadian teams are in, versus only 48% of American teams. Is this the year the Cup *finally* comes back home? And if it does, which team has the greatest chance of hoisting it?
Calgary? Wildcard team but hottest down the stretch.
Edmonton? 2nd place in a very tough Division.
Montreal? 1st place in a bad Division but facing the 4th team in the best Division.
Ottawa? *If* they get past the first round they have a chance at getting to the ECF against a (hopefully) barely-standing Metropolitan champ.
Toronto? I know the easy answer is "Not a snowflake's chance in Hell" but they do have the Babcock Factor (.569 playoffs winning percentage versus .421 for Trotz)