Sixteen teams will have a chance to win the Stanley Cup as the playoffs begin. Most, if not all, genuinely believe they can do it. And, if history counts for anything, they should. No postseason tournament is more grueling or unpredictable, and any advantage gained over the course of a regular season can be wiped out by 60 subpar minutes.
Parlaying regular-season excellence to a Stanley Cup can be tougher than translating Finnish to Hindi.