Everyones' favorite NHL team and why
Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:48 AM
Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:50 AM
Edited by Cicada, 24 March 2007 - 07:50 AM.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:54 AM
Minnesota is just a place that I think needs a hockey team. I was so pissed went the North Stars went from MINNESOTA to DALLAS. WTF?
That & my uncle lives in Minnesota. That's the only family I have out of state. So, it seems right.
I really like their colors & jerseys, too.
I just wish Gaborik would quit getting injured.
He's underrated because of it, & rightfully so I guess.
Every original 6 team, just because they're all sweet no matter what.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:03 AM
It's either the team that loses tous in the Finals, or the team that beats the team that beat us.
Which is why 1995 was a hard offseason, right up until March 1996 when New Jersey choked its playoff spot away.
"I once devoured a monk's soul. It tasted like chocolate."
Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:28 AM
Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:46 AM
I`m also liking the the baby Pens. They have come a long way since last season and Crosby is a skilled player.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:54 AM
Plus, since I can't stand the Leafs, the Sabers always are Leaf killers. So I really like that.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 10:15 AM
Red Wings are still my number one though.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 10:25 AM
"There is no passion to be found in playing small -- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
Nelson Mandela - RIP 1918-2013
Posted 24 March 2007 - 10:46 AM
I wonder if Sabre fans like the Wings in the West.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:03 AM
I am starting to follow Buffalo a lot lately.I'm not sure,I think it was Miller's last year at MSU,but we sat behind State's net at the CCHA championship game.I was really impressed by Ryan Miller,so he's probably my favorite non-Wings,non-Leafs player.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:20 AM
I love Modano and Turco and I really like their jerseys.
My aunt got me into them years ago when Modano first started playing cuz she worked for them and got me this huge personalized autograph pic of him.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:38 AM
I've always liked Atlanta though. I like their young players.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 12:55 PM
After the Pens would be the Thrashers. Kovalchuk is fun to watch.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:00 PM
Numbah FOOUUURR BOBBY ORRRR. I cant tell you how many times I heard that in my parents house or watched that VHS tape (even though I never saw Orr play live - too young).. LOL
My heart belongs to O6 teams what can I say!
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 01:47 PM
Beyond that I have a somewhat complex criteria for determining a favorite while in the midst of the season.
Firstly I root for the Wings, then the Central division. If two Central teams are playing, i.e. Nashville and Chicago, I'll typically root for whoever is the underdog in the situation. However when the 'Hawks were owning us last year I usually wanted them to lose (Mmmmm, spite) this way the Wings are always putting distance between themselves and the second place team.
After that I usually root against whoever the prognosticators have anointed the presumptive champs. Two years ago that was the Ducks and last year the Sharks. Last year because the Ducks were out of favor I actually rooted for them against the Sharks (congratulations universe, you win.)
I usually respect those teams who have been good for a while, and were rivals. For instance I like the Devils because they've maintained success. I like the Avs and to a lesser extent the Stars because those are the rivalries I grew up with.
Other teams I like are the Senators and Sabres for their historic underdoggedness and fast-pace games; Boston's another perpetual underdog. The Southeast teams are usually always underdogs but they are all so boring. I don't respect Carolina or Tampa because they have shown themselves to be flukes as far as Cup winning franchises (and if the darn Flamers and Oilers hadn't beat us we'd have crushed them in the Final).
Many times I'll just cheer against teams like Calgary, San Jose, Anaheim, and the Rangers, also known as Melrose's Favorites.
In a playoff situation I go for Central, West, Underdog (unless they were the ones to knock off the Wings). The Original Six teams also get some love in the playoff stretch because it would be awesome for all of them to make it.
Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:15 PM
Who knows; maybe you would realize that enforcers in hockey are critical to a teams chemistry and overall success?
Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:20 PM
I remember when the Leafs were moved to the East and my Dad was unhappy about it, but I don't really remember much of our rivalry with them. They've been pretty insignificant since then so it's hard to care about them. It would have been so awesome if they'd have beaten the Hurricanes in '02.
Edit: And Iginla is awesome. He should sign a one-year contract with the Wings after his contract is up to win the Cup a la Lucky Luc.
Edited by Chunkylover, 16 August 2008 - 02:22 PM.
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