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It was a phrase Kings general manager Dean Lombardi used following the team’s 2014 Stanley Cup. He had a few roster decisions to make, as most Cup champs do, but felt confident in his team’s ability to contend as long as his microcore was intact. We

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Nov 3, 2016

It was a phrase Kings general manager Dean Lombardi used following the team’s 2014 Stanley Cup. He had a few roster decisions to make, as most Cup champs do, but felt confident in his teams ability to contend as long as his microcore was intact. We hear a lot about the core of a team, but he had drilled it down to the microcore: the No. 1 goalie, No. 1 defenseman and No. 1 center. He liked his chances in Los Angeles as long as Jonathan Quick, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty were healthy and playing well.

Teams with those positions in place tend to be championship contenders. Its certainly played out that way the past several years.

The consistent quality of the Stanley Cup winners is that theyve all had a franchise center, franchise defenseman and strong goaltending. Pittsburgh had Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang playing at a high level last spring. Theres Kopitar and Doughty, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara. The list goes on.

So as we try to identify teams with the best chance of winning it all during a time in the NHL when parity is at its highest, the microcore is a good place to start.

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What follows is a ranking of the microcores of all 30 NHL teams.

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