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#21 Zion

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:14 PM

Rooting for the Hawks? Seriously?
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:02 PM

I hope San Jose wins the Cup this year.

I'd rather lose to the eventual winners than go out to someone who can't get it done. There's less shame in losing to the champs...
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:07 PM

Sorry but I'm cheering for the Hawks.

Not to personally slam you here. But to cheer for a team that is a true division rival of the Wings, their cocky little s.o.b.'s on their first line, their fans that chant Detroit sucks when were not even playing them, is just blasphemy!

I could and would never cheer for the Hawks.

I hope Eddie O chokes on the bull s*** he spews out of his mouth every broadcast!
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:17 PM

Not to personally slam you here. But to cheer for a team that is a true division rival of the Wings, their cocky little s.o.b.'s on their first line, their fans that chant Detroit sucks when were not even playing them, is just blasphemy!

I could and would never cheer for the Hawks.

I hope Eddie O chokes on the bull s*** he spews out of his mouth every broadcast!


I understand you're not slamming me but I have a friend who is a great Hawks fan, been one for years, through thick and thin, and I'd cheer for them because of him. Besides I'm not going to cheer for a team that personally I don't believe earned the right to move on.

Rooting for the Hawks? Seriously?


Duh...seriously!

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:24 PM

I'm gonna root for the Sharks, I respect them, I don't blame them for a tough series i blame bad officiating, they deserve to move on, they were one of the best teams in the regular season. I hope they go to the finals and win the cup.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:31 PM

Count me in! Am rooting for the Sharks too. I hope they go all the way and get the Cup. I hate Chicago and cannot ever root for an Eastern team to win.
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#27 weGotTheCup89

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

Am I the only one who's still rooting for the Canadiens? I know they're down 3-2, but there's nothing I'd rather see this year than Mike Cammalleri with the Conn Smythe trophy at the end. Maybe he'd bring it back to Ann Arbor =p
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:08 PM

Yeah, im not sure how any Wings fan can cheer for the Hawks.

But i think it'll be the Hawks and Pens, it's pretty much a lose/lose situation :/

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:24 PM

Keep the faith! Here's to a SJ/Boston SCF.

I cannot, and will not root for Pittsburgh, Chicago or Montreal, and am not a fan of Boston, Philadelphia or Vancouver. The odds, mathetmatically, are not looking good this year.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:21 PM

Damn you, Matt. I'm spoiled, there's NOTHING out there. There are no other forums, LGW is the forum. I feel more at home here even than in LGS. Almost makes me want to start a site/forum and pattern it after my unwitting mentor here at LGW, a place where good, knowledgeable hockey fans can feel welcomed, and have a home away from home, the same way I feel here.

f***! Just the fact that I can say f*** here is part of what separates the men from the boys in that regard, but a very small part. There's more to it than that.

The absolute unbridled and irrational hatred that so many Hawks fans have for the Wings looks like nothing more than pure Cup envy to me; like simply having an Original Six team makes them entitled to as many past victories. I don't have a lot of respect for grave dancers, but that's how a lot of them appear to me this year, and I'm not seeing much in the way of logic behind it. At the Pavilion we see a LOT of Wings sweaters; other teams as well, but Wings more than any other. Lots of die-hard Detroit fan transplants in San Jose, so they're a very familiar sight at the tank, and always friendly from what I've seen and experienced first hand. They don't huddle together and keep their distance like a frumpy bunch of introverted and socially retarded homers. They MIX IT UP with the San Jose fans, they're mostly knowledgeable about the other teams, and love to talk hockey -- just like here.

Anyway, for what it's worth, I'm still lurking, still posting here and there. I don't really feel like talking to anyone else at this point. I am one of those who will solidly root, in principle, for the team that beats mine, wanting to say that the path to the Cup went through my team, and that we were beaten only by the best. My only exception is if the Wings are still in it, even if they aren't the ones who eliminated us. Then it's a no-brainer for me, because the Wings are, and always have been, my other team, my China, my home away from home.

All that said, I am hoping for a Bruins-Sharks matchup. I think the Hawks are going to easily beat the Nucks. You never know until it's over, but I don't see the Nucks having the ability to stage a 3-1 comeback. The Hawks have a good, motivated, talented team this year, but I don't see them I did as the Wings. The Hawks are good, not easy to beat, but I think we already took on the very best that was out there in the last round, bar none.

Even so, the Hawks did best us in the regular season, but not by much. There was one embarrassing 7-2 blowout back in late November. That was Hossa's debut game, and Chicago scored three short-handed goals in what was a very ugly joke of a game for the Sharks, more embarrassing even than the Wings blowout of the Sharks in Game 4 of our last series. The remaining three of our reg. season games against the Hawks were decided by a single goal, in OT. In contrast, we dominated the Nucks all year, so I very much like the idea of going up against the Hawks in the WCF. That race needs to be faced if we're going to not just shed the choke moniker entirely, but also, should eventually win the Cup, win it in a way that can't easily be called a hollow victory. I want the Sharks to face the Bruins in the finals, should we make it there, of course, and to only get there through the Hawks, for another reason: because then, to get the Cup, the Sharks will have had to have gone through HALF of the Original Six teams. And I personally think that's quite something! Avs-Nordiques -- then Wings, Hawks, Bruins...Cup? Wow. To me that's a big wow, no easy road, and as it really should be -- for me at least.

GO SHARKS!

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:56 PM

I'm with you Grypho.

I am pleasantly surprised that so many here will be pulling for the Sharks. Someone mentioned what Sharks fans have been through...and though it's certainly nothing compared to fans of the cubbies, or even that of the blues of the last couple decades, I also feel like as a fan I've paid a debt of sorts.

It feels like I've been through an emotional roller coaster several times over, and yet we're only at the halfway point. This really illustrates just how incredibly hard it is to win the Cup in this salary cap era with 30 teams.

The blackhawks (assuming they advance) will bring another very tough test. I hope my team has plenty left in the tank for them.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:50 PM

Anyone else hoping for an Original 6 final? Chicago losing to Montreal or Boston would be awesome. When was the last time there was an original 6 matchup?

EDIT: There also isn't very much animosity toward the Sharks on these here boards. Wings fans have never really considered them a threat and to be honest, despite the loss I bet a lot of people still don't consider San Jose as our equals. We were angry over the reffing more than at San Jose this series, so most of our anger and disappointment is directed that way.

I honestly have nothing against San Jose as a team. If they win the Cup, great, you guys have a good fanbase out there. There really isn't a rivalry there. Now, Pittsburgh and Chicago (to a lesser extent) is a different story...

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:26 PM

Anyone else hoping for an Original 6 final? Chicago losing to Montreal or Boston would be awesome. When was the last time there was an original 6 matchup?

EDIT: There also isn't very much animosity toward the Sharks on these here boards. Wings fans have never really considered them a threat and to be honest, despite the loss I bet a lot of people still don't consider San Jose as our equals. We were angry over the reffing more than at San Jose this series, so most of our anger and disappointment is directed that way.

I honestly have nothing against San Jose as a team. If they win the Cup, great, you guys have a good fanbase out there. There really isn't a rivalry there. Now, Pittsburgh and Chicago (to a lesser extent) is a different story...


Maybe that is why the Sharks won this series? The Wings didn't give them the respect they deserved, they weren't a "threat".

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:29 PM

Anyone else hoping for an Original 6 final? Chicago losing to Montreal or Boston would be awesome. When was the last time there was an original 6 matchup?



1979 -- Canadiens vs. Rangers


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So 31 years. I would like to see an Original 6 match-up as well, because it means the Penguins got bounced out.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

I hope the Sharks win the cup now, they don't have the bandwagon fans of the likes of the Hawks and Pens. And if you're going to lose might as well lose to the best.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:39 PM

As cool as an original six match-up would be I still think the Sharks have put way more time into this than the Blackhawks. Plus I just can't stand the idea that the Hawks could advance as far as the finals. I want to see them implode.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:45 PM

As cool as an original six match-up would be I still think the Sharks have put way more time into this than the Blackhawks. Plus I just can't stand the idea that the Hawks could advance as far as the finals. I want to see them implode.

I would love to watch this Hawks team fail this year. This is the only window they really have in reality to win a Cup. They are in some serious Cap trouble come next season. Their big four or five are intact, but a lot of good solid role players will be gone, come next season!
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:07 PM

I can't understand how any true Wings fan would root for the Hawks in any situation.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:08 PM

I can't understand how any true Wings fan would root for the Hawks in any situation.



There's a difference between rooting for the Hawks like they do the Wings and wanting them to win because it's the least disagreeable option.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:24 PM

I could care less if San Jose went into the finals. My hate for other teams is not as high as my love for the Wings so when the Wings are booted out, I only semi-watch the NHL. THe combined s***ty effort by the refs in all the series left in the 2nd round would probably give me an aneurysm <_<





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