Which team has the most Stanley Cup Finals wins in the Pacific Division?

The uncultured hockey fan would believe one or two teams have the most Stanley Cups in the Pacific Division. However, the answer might surprise some people.
Vegas Golden Knights v Edmonton Oilers
Vegas Golden Knights v Edmonton Oilers / Leila Devlin/GettyImages

Let's play a little game, dear reader. It shouldn't be too demanding and will test your hockey knowledge. Let's guess which team in the current Pacific Division has won the most Stanley Cups in their franchise history. What did you get for the answer?

Was it the Los Angeles Kings, a franchise that originated in 1967 in the NHL's first wave of expansion? Surely, they should have some wins piled up from all those years, right? If so, that's the wrong answer, for they've won it all twice (2012 and 2014).

Was it the Vegas Golden Knights, who were the most recent Stanley Cup champions? If so, you're probably new to hockey, for Vegas started playing in 2017. In fact, their win last season was their first, although they did make a Stanley Cup Finals appearance in their inaugural season.

Or perhaps it's the Vancouver Canucks, who've been around since 1970? Surely, nobody forgot about them, right? Sadly, Vancouver hasn't won it all in their franchise history. There were a few close calls, such as in 1994 and 2011. However, the snake-bitten franchise has never hoisted the most coveted prize in sports.

So that leaves five franchises as the potential right answer. Who's the right pick in all this madness? Who has the most titles in the Pacific Division and is the ruler of everything on the West Coast?

The Edmonton Oilers have hoisted Lord Stanley the most in the current Pacific Division

The correct answer would be the Edmonton Oilers, who spent their time co-sharing their 1980s dominance with the New York Islanders. Behind the legendary Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey, and Jari Kurri, the Oilers were champions in 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1988. They won an additional Stanley Cup in 1990 sans Gretzky, who went on to Los Angeles to play for the Kings after the 1987-88 season.

The result would be an astonishing five titles won by the Edmonton Oilers, which could be challenging for even the Vegas Golden Knights to reach. However, that number could bump to six this year, with the current group of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl hoping to bring the trophy home.

Still, the Golden Knights look to bring one more home to Sin City. With the current group of Jack Eichel, Mark Stone, and Tomas Hertl locked in, they're hoping that the most coveted trophy in sports will make its way to Las Vegas again. Perhaps that return could happen next season with a healthier group gelling together.