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Finlandia WOAT 07-15-2013 12:07 PM

Who are our Rivals?
 
Simple poll: with the new division, who are our rivals?

Sigh: I screwed up the poll, but I was going to have:

--Devils
--Bruins
--Sabres
--Penguins
--Washington
--Tar Holes and Dook

We'll have to do this the old-fashioned way!

Guy 07-15-2013 12:08 PM

We don't really have any. Washington is the only one that makes sense, seeing as how we've been in the same division with them now for awhile. I don't think anybody would tell you that's a rivalry though.

bilpeto 07-15-2013 12:10 PM

According to that one thread on the main board...we're natural rivals with both Columbus and Washington.


...but that's just because he had nobody else to pair us with besides the Caps for the extra game thing he was proposing.

tarheelhockey 07-15-2013 12:11 PM

The Blue Jackets for sure. Can't wait for those games.

bilpeto 07-15-2013 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tarheelhockey (Post 69228831)
The Blue Jackets for sure. Can't wait for those games.

Oh, look who's just a minute too slow.:sarcasm:


For reference, it's this thread: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1469045

Wild Caniac 07-15-2013 12:13 PM

Capitals should be number one. I think New Jersey can be a big one now too, with division games, and our history with them in the playoffs.

Finlandia WOAT 07-15-2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tarheelhockey (Post 69228831)
The Blue Jackets for sure. Can't wait for those games.

I don't think anything can beat out the Florida Panther-Carolina Hurricane grudge matches, circa 2002-2003.

What the Faulk 07-15-2013 12:27 PM

There was some actual, bitter hatred with the Panthers between playoff appearances. Olli Jokinen accused a few Hurricanes of being divers and even Jacques Martin joined in. Then that whole win-and-in failure at home to Florida didn't help.

Capitals are an obvious choice, and the Devils would be too if Carolina made the playoffs a bit more consistently. I'd like to see a rivalry develop with the Penguins, but I don't know if that'll happen. Too many people have dual allegiances.

dammit100 07-15-2013 12:29 PM

I assume we're talking ACTUAL rivals, not "rivals" in the sense that FSN calls any other team in the conference.

QuitStaaling 07-15-2013 12:35 PM

The Slugs are the worst team in pro sports. They have the worst fans of any sport. They are #1 in my book.

Joe McGrath 07-15-2013 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QuitStaaling (Post 69229779)
The Slugs are the worst team in pro sports. They have the worst fans of any sport. They are #1 in my book.

Wouldn't that make them everyone's rivals?

blueowl2 07-15-2013 02:00 PM

For me I always get extra excited to watch the Canes play the Bruins. Otherwise the Devils and Caps will be great too.

QuitStaaling 07-15-2013 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe McGrath (Post 69230351)
Wouldn't that make them everyone's rivals?

I suppose it would.......

Carolinas Identity 07-15-2013 02:28 PM

:devils

All the playoff series and Scott Stevens aside, even the regular season games get pretty heated.

:bruins

This one carried over a bit from the Hartford days I think. Pretty solid, a lot of Bruins fans hate us and between Scott Walker four years ago and more recently Gleason's expert Troll job, that likely won't change anytime soon.

:sabres

Mike Card

:jets

This one was kinda weird, but I've never gone from kinda liking a team like I did with the Thrashers, to hating the same team with a passion more than I did after they moved to Siberia. Fans played a large part in it, for me at least

:habs

There was that one playoff series one time.

I'll finish by giving honorable mention to both :pens and :caps

The Penguins murdered us the only time we ever met in the playoffs, but might turn into something with the Staal trade and the Capitals is kind of a geographic thing, but I don't really hate them. I cheered for them against NYR this year and Boston last year.

tarheelhockey 07-15-2013 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carolinas Identity (Post 69233951)
:devils

:bruins

:sabres

TBH it pretty much ends here, and both the Devils and Bruins might be better described as "noticeable dislike" than "rivalry".

Blueline Bomber 07-15-2013 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tarheelhockey (Post 69234529)
TBH it pretty much ends here, and both the Devils and Bruins might be better described as "noticeable dislike" than "rivalry".

Montreal and Washington would be "noticeable dislike" as well.

In terms of rivalry, moving to the other division (with Florida, Montreal, Boston and Buffalo) would have been more beneficial.

In terms of financial gains, Atlantic FTW

Novacane 07-15-2013 03:09 PM

I'd say really only Washington within our division.

TankClerval 07-15-2013 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Novacane (Post 69235415)
I'd say really only Washington within our division.

Let's ask this question again in five years.

--hank

NotOpie 07-15-2013 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tarheelhockey (Post 69234529)
TBH it pretty much ends here, and both the Devils and Bruins might be better described as "noticeable dislike" than "rivalry".

Think you have to add the Caps. Some pretty intense games plus history = rivalry.

sticknpuck 07-15-2013 04:40 PM

For me, I hate the bruins, and LOVE watching them lose. But I wouldn't say they are our natural rivals. They're just the team I hate to see win.

I believe our only true rival is the caps, just because of geography and division. And they hate that semin has been relatively productive with us. They boo him any chance they get.

TankStrappe 07-15-2013 04:50 PM

I say none. Rivalries grow when two teams decide they don't like each other, then have years of competitive, chippy games after that. We have never been competitive or chippy for years at a time, so we haven't really seen an environment that allows rivalries to grow naturally.

There have been times over the years when emotions boiled over, but the hatred has never really stuck around. Lately we haven't been getting along with Boston and Washington, but there was a time when the same could be said for Atlanta and Florida and it seems those days are over. Even with the Devils, things seem to have mellowed out in the last couple of years. Shame, that was fun. We need to meet them in the playoffs again or something.

As for Buffalo, the atmosphere at the games is probably still testy (I haven't been to a Sabres-Canes game in years), but to me that always seemed to be between the fans and never carried over onto the ice.

bleedgreen 07-15-2013 05:06 PM

the B's and buff are the best carry overs from the hartford days that still have some relevance now. we've definitely played the devils in the playoffs enough to have a hate on for them, and they are divisional now.

no natural ones, unfortunately. same here in CO. takes some of the fun out of it. nothing better than a whaler/bruin game in hartford. half and half crowd. fights in the stands. place was ready to explode every game. pure new england hate everywhere.

i miss those days...

loobarlow 07-16-2013 12:35 AM

Anyone remember Claude the Happy Trumpeter? His name sounds French. Maybe he's our rival.

EQV 07-16-2013 02:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Highway to Cap Hell (Post 69228663)
Simple poll: with the new division, who are our rivals?

Sigh: I screwed up the poll, but I was going to have:

--Devils
--Bruins
--Sabres
--Penguins
--Washington
--Tar Holes and Dook

We'll have to do this the old-fashioned way!

We MIGHT see a real rivalry between the 'Canes and Devils develop in a few years now that we're in the same division. Other than that, I don't think we have any real rivals, though I hate the Pens and Sabres, and I have a definite dislike for the Bruins after living in Boston for three years.

Also, I didn't know that State fans lumped us in with Chapel Hill (I'm a Duke alum).

DaveG 07-16-2013 09:11 AM

poll added

basically named all our eastern playoff matchups + the Panthers and Caps since there was a bit of rather obvious hate there too at times.


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