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Old 05-22-2019, 08:16 AM
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The Bruins defeated the Blue in 1970 in part because of an odd expansion decision... the St. Louis Blues reached the Stanley Cup finals in each of the first three years of their existence, actually, but only because the NHL had doubled in size in 1967 and set it up so that one of the six new expansion teams HAD to make the Finals.

In 2018, the expansion Vegas Golden Knights also made the Stanley Cup Finals, but did so purely on merit, not because the league was structured to allow it.
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