All you need to know about the Stanley Cup Final including teams, schedule, and history.
The Vegas Golden Knights became Stanley Cup champions for the first time in 2023, just six years into existence as an NHL franchise.
Here we take a lookahead to the 2024 Stanley Cup Final...
The Colorado Avalanche are the +850 favourites to lift the Stanley Cup in 2024, with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers joint-second at +900.
The 2023 champion Golden Knights sit at +1100.
The Stanley Cup Final schedule for 2024 is not yet determined, although the NHL has released a tentative start date of June 16, 2024.
As a long-standing tradition in the NHL, the top two teams from each conference round out the playoffs with what’s known as the Stanley Cup Final.
It was first played all the way back in 1914 and has since been used to crown a champion year in and year out.
The Vegas Golden Knights won their first championship in franchise history, defeating the Florida Panthers in the Cup Final four games to one.
In terms of which team possesses the most championships, that title is owned by the Montreal Canadiens.
They’ve won 24 times in the Stanley Cup Final, although their most recent victory came in the year 1993.
The next closest team to them is the Toronto Maple Leafs with 13, followed by the Detroit Red Wings at 11.
It was previously mentioned that this would be the Vegas Golden Knights’ first Stanley Cup Final victory if they end up winning, and that also happens to be the case with the Florida Panthers.
Teams dream all year long of lifting the Stanley Cup Trophy come this time of year, and we’re down to the final two of the 2022-23 season.
When the time does come, these players will need to be ready to exuberate some muscle.
Why is that? Well, the actual Stanley Cup Trophy weighs an impressive 34.5 pounds. It also stands at 35.25 inches tall, making it the largest trophy out of all four major professional sports.
The Stanley Cup Trophy is also technically more valuable than other major trophies such as the Commissioner’s Trophy of the MLB or Lombardi Trophy of the NFL.
The Stanley Cup is valued at a whopping $23,000, further proving just how special it would be to be crowned champion.
Whatever ends up happening, the fact of the matter is history will be made regardless as both teams are looking for their first Stanley Cup Final victory.