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Why do other NHL teams' fans hate the Wings?


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#1 FischersChick2

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:06 PM

I'm currently writing a blog about why NHL teams' fans seem to hate the Red Wings. I'm in the process of asking fans of all the NHL teams why they seem to hate the Wings but I want to let the Wings fans get their opinions out there too.


So, Why do you think other NHL teams' fans seem to hate the Wings? Is it the players that make it this way? The owners? Bias in the media?



Any response would not only be helpful but greatly appreciated.


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#2 revmo10

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:13 PM

I think the main reason why other fans hate the Red Wings is because of the classic "Yankees Syndrome". To put it bluntly, the Red Wings are so good every year that everyone is just sick of them winning all the time. Basically, they are jealous.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:26 PM

I think the main reason why other fans hate the Red Wings is because of the classic "Yankees Syndrome". To put it bluntly, the Red Wings are so good every year that everyone is just sick of them winning all the time. Basically, they are jealous.


This. It's the same in every sport for example in soccer everyone hates Man United because every year they are one of the top teams in the world. It's a compliment

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:38 PM

Most people I know that hate the Wings hate them for 2 reasons.

1. Unless it's your team success breeds hate. "The Yankee Syndrome" is a good way to say it.

2. Us, they hate the Wings because of us. Your welcome to swap this with 1, Wings fans are insufferable to others.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:38 PM

Success. A lot like people started hating the Patriots after they were so good for so long. At first, people rooted for them, then they just got sick of them.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:41 PM

Jealousy.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:44 PM

2. Us, they hate the Wings because of us. Your welcome to swap this with 1, Wings fans are insufferable to others.


Very true. We can definitely behave like we love the smell of our own farts, our s*** doesn't stink, etc.

But I think we can take solace in the fact that most of us at least know what we're talking about in terms of the game of hockey. It just doesn't come out in the best way. At least we've never accused the opponents of tampering with the Wings' equipment because the home team always supplies the equipment for the road team.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:45 PM

Our widespread nature too. We travel exceptionally well, and we are faithful if we move away from Detroit. This is a sub-addition to that reason in that they probably don't appreciate our providing their ice with Octopi. For some reason they do not see the timeless tradition in this that we do. I believe my fiancee who is a pens fan called it classless.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

I believe my fiancee who is a pens fan called it classless.


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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:56 PM

They hate us because we are superior humans.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:57 PM

From what I've been told by friends who are friends of other teams, Red Wings are easy to hate because they're everything you want your team to be. Great players, great tradition, and everything is top notch from the players, coaches, owners, GMs, and the fans.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:00 PM

Certainly it's not arrogance on the part of our fans :rolleyes:
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:05 PM

They're bitter and jealous because the Red Wings have excellent owners and management, along with superior coaches and scouts.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:09 PM

1) The Wings always win.

2) The wings are seemingly emotionless hockey-bots who aren't always that fun to watch. Watching your team lose to the Flyers is still fun, chances are they'll be a fight or two to get you to cheer. Watching your team lose to the Wings is like watching an adults vs. 2nd graders baseball game. The adults are absolutely better at every part of the game, but watching superior tallents play clearly inferior teams isn't all that fun.
"It was pretty interesting," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock. "We had May in exhibition for a couple of games and no one gets hacked or whacked. When we don't have him, we get run. We don't have a team that twists off helmets at stoppages. You get tired of seeing it all the time. It's just nice when you get someone to look after that stuff."

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:11 PM

Well the most obvious comparison question is, 'Why do you hate the Yankees?' - you can't help but get sick of a team who is constantly on top, especially when your team is struggling.

It seems the general consensus is that we're all loudmouth ****** bags, which I've never personally experienced, but don't doubt when it comes to transplanted Red Wings fans that just want to rile up their local fanbase.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:17 PM

Envy.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:19 PM

I think there are people who resent that our success seems to come from our European players.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:25 PM

They "hate" us cuz they want to be us. 'Nuff said
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:41 PM

I think the main reason why other fans hate the Red Wings is because of the classic "Yankees Syndrome". To put it bluntly, the Red Wings are so good every year that everyone is just sick of them winning all the time. Basically, they are jealous.


You nailed it... and as for the Wings fans, there's a perception that many aren't really "true" hockey fans but instead like the Wings mainly because it's "fashionable" to do so. They think that if the Wings were to hit the skids, most fans would disappear overnight.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:52 PM

Because all the calls always go our way.

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