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NHL: Longest Span (Seasons) Between Western Conference Finals Appearances

TEAM SPAN (SEASONS IN BETWEEN) PREVIOUS WESTERN CONF. FINALS APP. (OR FIRST SEASON) LAST WESTERN CONF. FINALS APP. NOTES
1. Arizona Coyotes 17 1993-94* 2011-12 Includes Winnipeg Jets (1993-94 thru 1995-96)
1. Los Angeles Kings 17 1993-94* 2011-12
3. Nashville Predators 16 1998-99* Active No App.
4. Vancouver Canucks 15 1993-94 2010-11
4. Winnipeg Jets II 15 1999-00* Active No App.; Includes Atlanta Thrashers (1999-00 thru 2010-11)
6. St. Louis Blues 13 2000-01 Active
7. Chicago Blackhawks 12 1994-95 2008-09
7. Colorado Avalanche 12 2001-02 Active
9. Edmonton Oilers 11 1993-94* 2005-06
9. Minnesota Wild 11 2002-03 Active
11. Calgary Flames 10 1993-94* 2003-04
11. Calgary Flames 10 2005-06 Active
11. San Jose Sharks 10 1993-94* 2003-04

NHL: Longest Span (Seasons) Between Eastern Conference Finals Appearances

TEAM SPAN (SEASONS IN BETWEEN) PREVIOUS EASTERN CONF. FINALS APP. (OR FIRST SEASON*) LAST EASTERN CONF. FINALS APP. NOTES
1. New York Islanders 21 1993-94* Active No App.
2. Florida Panthers 18 1996-97 Active
3. Boston Bruins 16 1993-94* 2010-11
3. Washington Capitals 16 1997-98 Active
5. Montreal Canadiens 15 1993-94* 2009-10
6. Columbus Blue Jackets 14 2000-01* Active No App.
7. New York Rangers 13 1996-97 2011-12
8. Toronto Maple Leafs 12 2001-02 Active
9. Tampa Bay Lightning 10 1993-94* 2003-04

Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors and the Longest Time Between Western Conference Finals Appearances

TEAM SPAN (SEASONS IN BETWEEN) PREVIOUS CONF. FINALS APP. (OR FIRST SEASON*) LAST CONF. FINALS APP. NOTES
1. Los Angeles Clippers 45 1970-71* Active Includes Buffalo Braves (1970-71 thru 1977-78) and San Diego Clippers (1978-79 thru 1983-84)
2. Golden State Warriors 38 1975-76 2014-15
3. Denver Nuggets 23 1984-85 2008-09
4. Sacramento Kings 20 1980-81 2001-02 Includes Kansas City Kings (1980-81 thru 1984-85)
4. Toronto Raptors 20 1995-96* Active
6. Houston Rockets 18 1996-97 Active
7. Memphis Grizzlies 17 1995-96* 2012-13 Includes Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96 thru 2000-01)
7. Utah Jazz 17 1974-75* 1991-92
7. Utah Jazz 17 1997-98 Active
10. Sacramento Kings 16 1963-64 1980-81 as Cincinnati Royals (1963-64 thru 1971-72), Kansas City-Omaha Kings (1972-73 thru 1974-75) and Kansas City Kings (1975-76 thru 1980-81)
11. Portland Trail Blazers 15 1999-00 Active
12. Dallas Mavericks 14 1987-88 2002-03
12. Minnesota Timberwolves 14 1989-90* 2003-04
12. Oklahoma City Thunder 14 1995-96 2010-11 Includes Seattle SuperSonics (1995-96 thru 2007-08)
15. New Orleans Pelicans 13 2002-03 Active Includes New Orleans Hornets (2002-03 thru 2004-05, 2007-08 thru 2012-13) and New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2005-06 thru 2006-07)
15. Sacramento Kings 13 2001-02 Active
17. Portland Trail Blazers 12 1976-77 1989-90
18. Minnesota Timberwolves 11 2003-04 Active
18. Phoenix Suns 11 1992-93 2004-05
18. San Antonio Spurs 11 1982-83 1994-95
21. Oklahoma City Thunder 10 1967-68* 1977-78 as Seattle SuperSonics
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