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#61 SouthernWingsFan

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:15 PM

I don't just downright dislike any teams, but the three below I won't feel sorry if they get eliminated.

Pitt - Obvious reasons.

Philadelphia - Nothing too much against the team, just don't like Philly fans in general.

Nashville - Nothing against the team either, or Weber and the incident (sucks that it happened obviously but after the 2nd/3rd game it was pretty much water under the bridge to me), 100% because of their fans. Razzing the goalie or the other team in game action, never really bugged me, but right after the game/series ended when they cheered you suck, that did it for me. They could be saying things that are plenty worse, it might be "just what they do", it's still a piss-poor thing to do. Celebrate without being a bunch of jackasses.

So, those three primarily, but in all likelihood whoever wins now probably won't make me lose sleep at night.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

I don't just downright dislike any teams, but the three below I won't feel sorry if they get eliminated.

Pitt - Obvious reasons.

Philadelphia - Nothing too much against the team, just don't like Philly fans in general.

Nashville - Nothing against the team either, or Weber and the incident (sucks that it happened obviously but after the 2nd/3rd game it was pretty much water under the bridge to me), 100% because of their fans. Razzing the goalie or the other team in game action, never really bugged me, but right after the game/series ended when they cheered you suck, that did it for me. They could be saying things that are plenty worse, it might be "just what they do", it's still a piss-poor thing to do. Celebrate without being a bunch of jackasses.

So, those three primarily, but in all likelihood whoever wins now probably won't make me lose sleep at night.



As a longtime Preds fan, I can completely understand that. I am tired of the "you suck" that people in our building have to interject into most everything, but especially when they play that song at the end of a game and never moreso than last night during the handshake line. At this point I think it's a conditioned Pavlovian reaction by most of the people there. They hear the song and just react. I think the arena staff could keep it from happening (if they wanted to) if they just didn't play the song, or if last night they had at least stopped it before the handshakes. At the end of every other game it's stupid because by the time they play the song, the opposing team has left the ice and everybody's yelling that crap when the Preds are saluting the fans by raising their sticks before they leave the ice.

Not sure what, if anything, I accomplished by sharing that, but if nothing else it was worth it just to let you know that not all of us take part in it, and some wish it didn't take place at all.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:21 AM

Senators, Kings, and Flyers.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:25 AM

Nobody in particular.

I do like watching the Blues a little but their fans that come on here are as moronic as any generic troll.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:58 AM

The Flyers, specifically Claude Giroux.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:26 AM

The Braves :thumbup:

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:20 AM

Saint Johns Sea Dogs, at least they know how to score goals.........

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:57 AM

As a longtime Preds fan, I can completely understand that. I am tired of the "you suck" that people in our building have to interject into most everything, but especially when they play that song at the end of a game and never moreso than last night during the handshake line. At this point I think it's a conditioned Pavlovian reaction by most of the people there. They hear the song and just react. I think the arena staff could keep it from happening (if they wanted to) if they just didn't play the song, or if last night they had at least stopped it before the handshakes. At the end of every other game it's stupid because by the time they play the song, the opposing team has left the ice and everybody's yelling that crap when the Preds are saluting the fans by raising their sticks before they leave the ice.

Not sure what, if anything, I accomplished by sharing that, but if nothing else it was worth it just to let you know that not all of us take part in it, and some wish it didn't take place at all.

I'll give them the benefit of the doubt in that regard then.

And I'll re-emphasize, that personally I'm not offended or throwing a hissy fit at somebody saying you suck in itself. I've heard plenty worse. The concept of it and mocking somebody else, whether it is G-rated or R-rated, after something has concluded and when the opponent has done probably little/nothing to piss you off, just isn't right.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

I'm going for the Blues now and also enjoying the Senators, being from Ontario myself. I want to keep the cup in our division, but I don't want Nashville anywhere near it.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

I'd like to see Phoenix do well. They succeed despite all the odds.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

Blues first and foremost followed by Flyers and Kings.
Hawks
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Don't care who wins between Rangers/Sens, like em' both.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

The Shar... *aw crap* :hehe:
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

In Panthers/Kings/Coyotes/Blues bandwagon.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

As a longtime Preds fan, I can completely understand that. I am tired of the "you suck" that people in our building have to interject into most everything, but especially when they play that song at the end of a game and never moreso than last night during the handshake line. At this point I think it's a conditioned Pavlovian reaction by most of the people there. They hear the song and just react. I think the arena staff could keep it from happening (if they wanted to) if they just didn't play the song, or if last night they had at least stopped it before the handshakes. At the end of every other game it's stupid because by the time they play the song, the opposing team has left the ice and everybody's yelling that crap when the Preds are saluting the fans by raising their sticks before they leave the ice.

Not sure what, if anything, I accomplished by sharing that, but if nothing else it was worth it just to let you know that not all of us take part in it, and some wish it didn't take place at all.


Thank you for this. It takes a very classy person to admit that their team's fans can be cold and cruel. In all the years I've been a Wings fan, I've never heard our fans do anything like that. Yeah, we boo certain players when they have the puck (Hossa and Fedorov come to mind), but you won't hear our fans doing the kind of stuff they were doing in Nashville. I like to think we're above that.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

I'd like a SCF with the Kings/Sens. Flyers would be my second choice in the East.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

As a longtime Preds fan, I can completely understand that. I am tired of the "you suck" that people in our building have to interject into most everything, but especially when they play that song at the end of a game and never moreso than last night during the handshake line. At this point I think it's a conditioned Pavlovian reaction by most of the people there. They hear the song and just react. I think the arena staff could keep it from happening (if they wanted to) if they just didn't play the song, or if last night they had at least stopped it before the handshakes. At the end of every other game it's stupid because by the time they play the song, the opposing team has left the ice and everybody's yelling that crap when the Preds are saluting the fans by raising their sticks before they leave the ice.

Not sure what, if anything, I accomplished by sharing that, but if nothing else it was worth it just to let you know that not all of us take part in it, and some wish it didn't take place at all.


I plus'ed your post, as did others here. Thank you for saying what you did. Perhaps the fans will grow up some day and realize it's juvenile to jeer an opponent (especially one that, when healthy, would grind you to dust) rather than cheer for its own team. Older franchises with hockey-savvy fans know this -- it will come in time, if the club remains in Nashville. Bettman appears determined for that to happen, so I am glad for you.

That said, I would like Nashville gone in the next round, please. Sharks are gone. Good. Heretical as this might be, I wouldn't mind seeing the Blues take the Cup. Then Hitchcock, like Hull, would have a Stanley Cup that was actually earned, rather than gifted by the NHL officials. No goal. Yes, it still isn't a goal. Time and NHL excuses doesn't change a fact.

I liked the fact that the Blues made the Wings sit up and take notice every game. They couldn't coast when Hitchcock sent the goon squad out and had to play their best to compete. Wouldn't hurt my feelings to have a division rival which makes the Wings ALL show up, or else. :cool:

Would prefer the Devils not win. Their last Cup celebration consisted of about 15,000 "fans" showing up in the parking lot. Woo. Watch Detroit next season, for a guide on how to throw a Cup Celebration. :D

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Not the Penguins, Hawks, Bruins or Devils.
Almost anybody else really, although it'd be cool to see a Canadian team fight for it.
I am curious to see how far the Preds go because I think they have a helluva forechecking/defensive team.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

My spirit has been broken this season.

I will not root for anyone for the first time in my fandom. And it's all the Red Wings' fault.


This team has been dead to me since they let Aaron Downey (El Savior) go.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

LA and Team Walrus. Eff all the other teams in the playoffs.
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