This topic of conversation is getting WAY too personal.
You may not agree with people's decision to cheer for one team over the other in this series, but some of the posts here are getting out of hand. If you don't agree with another member's choice or reason in who they're cheering for, that's fine. But responding in the manner that I've seen the last few pages have been childish at the least, and bordering on the edge of breaking the Forum Rules at the worst.
Keep the discussions civil please. Either agree, or disagree, but at least give other members the common courtesy of respecting the decisions that they have made and move on.
With a different team, I wouldn't know where to begin.
But I believe the overall record for most consecutive is 5 straight, held by 12 different players, all from the Canadiens.
Jean Beliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Don Marshall, Dickie Moore, Jacques Plante, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, "Rocket" Richard, Jean-Guy Talbot and Bob Turner were with the Habs when they won the cup 5 times in a row, 1955/1956 to 1959/1960, which is still the longest Cup winning streak in NHL history.
So, if nothing else, Hossa would have to make it this year plus the next two just to tie that streak.
I love how everyone is surprised that the Penguins are held to the same standards as the rest of the teams.
The whining here saddens me.
Like when the Pens had 6 guys on the ice vs. Detroit, for 20 or so seconds, and the linesman actually told the Penguins player that he needed to get off the ice instead of call the penalty? Is that the "same standard" that you're referring to?
GIONTA!!! You could hear a pin drop in Mellon Arena!
Ray Ferraro just made an interesting point on TSN. The officials have told both benches that the first guy mixing it up in scrums is going to get a penalty, and that's it. Only one penalty, and it's to the guy who starts it.
Interesting way to regulate the after-the-play-nastiness.