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Desperation setting in for Cup-less Northeast teams

The Northeast division has been rife with Presidents' Trophy winners but devoid of a Stanley Cup champion. Does anyone in that division have the goods to step up and end the prolonged drought?

Updated: August 19, 2008, 2:45 PM ET
By Adam Proteau | The Hockey News

We're on the cusp of NHL preseason predictions time, a fact I'm certain indicates that hockey fans around the world are stretching out and warming up their indignation muscles as you read this.

I'm not getting into my guesses for another few weeks. However, if the past 14 NHL seasons are any indication, it's safe to assume the 2008-09 Stanley Cup champion will not come out of the Northeast Division.

Indeed, since the league realigned its divisions, in 1993-94, ...

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