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PuckyTheWhale 07-24-2013 11:31 PM

2nd Favorite Eastern Conference Team
 
In a weird, boring world where the Rangers never existed, who would you root for in the Eastern Conference?

Greg02 07-24-2013 11:40 PM

If the Rangers had never existed, I would probably have been an Islanders fan by sheer geographic proximity.

Well, now that I'm nauseous...

If the Rangers were to disappear and I had to pick a team in the east, it would probably be the Blue Jackets. Next in line would be the Red Wings.

Notice a pattern there?

Faxius 07-24-2013 11:44 PM

It's between Ottawa, Blue Jackets and Red Wings for me, but since I don't count the Jackets or Wings as eastern conference teams just yet I went with Ottawa.

PuckyTheWhale 07-24-2013 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg02 (Post 69587167)
If the Rangers had never existed, I would probably have been an Islanders fan by sheer geographic proximity.

Well, now that I'm nauseous...

If the Rangers were to disappear and I had to pick a team in the east, it would probably be the Blue Jackets. Next in line would be the Red Wings.

Notice a pattern there?

Don't feel too nauseous, I've had some NYR-fan friends tell me they would consider pulling for the Islanders. We live pretty close to the Arena at Harbor Yard and they've grown up watching the Sound Tigers develop. It's also hard to think about the Islanders as fierce rivals with them being so bad for so long.

Inferno 07-25-2013 12:29 AM

Detroit...my wife is from Michigan, and she'd cut my balls off if I said anything else :P

PlamsUnlimited 07-25-2013 12:42 AM

10 years ago it'd be the Devils. Moved to NJ during the cup runs and they're dominance. Gross.

Now Buffalo. Live there and love the area and enjoy the team and enjoy the atmosphere. Not saying much cause they've always been my runner up.

darko 07-25-2013 12:55 AM

Now it's Detroit. Before that it was either Tampa Bay or Florida.

aufheben 07-25-2013 12:57 AM

If they never existed, wouldn't most of us be NJ/NYI fans? If the Rangers joined the KHL or something, I'd probably root for the Panthers...

...no, **** that, definitely the Red Wings; not 'cause they're good, I just always thought they were cool. Child of the 90's.

I used to like the Lightning a little, before they were the Tampa Bay Maple Leafs. I liked the Lightning before it was cool.

Or I could pick the Penguins because they have Crosby and he's really good!

Machinehead 07-25-2013 01:20 AM

Ottawa just ahead of Detroit.

aufheben 07-25-2013 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Machinehead (Post 69589741)
Ottawa just ahead of Detroit.

Another likable team that flushed great kits down the drain. Can't stand when that happens. At least with Detroit you'll never have to worry about that. ;)

Kane One 07-25-2013 01:24 AM

The Red Wings were already my second favorite team in the league, so them.

Machinehead 07-25-2013 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aufheben (Post 69589785)
Another likable team that flushed great kits down the drain. Can't stand when that happens. At least with Detroit you'll never have to worry about that. ;)

I actually like their new ones much better.

Lorb 07-25-2013 01:43 AM

i hate them all equally. add colorado.

Realize 07-25-2013 01:58 AM

Tampa Bay for me.

ANA and COL for western conf.

mike14 07-25-2013 04:28 AM

Jets/Bruins in the east

Hawks in the west

NYR2007 07-25-2013 05:56 AM

I actually like the flyers always fun games to watch

pld459666 07-25-2013 06:07 AM

LA Kings. I have no love for any other eastern conference team.

Made Dan 07-25-2013 06:29 AM

Detroit was always my 2nd favorite team.

Lorb 07-25-2013 06:53 AM

People are just voting outside of the conference now :laugh:

Actually, I don't mind Tampa. They've never wronged anyone, doesn't have any goons, over rated, or detestable characters on their team. It always helps that they haven't won much since I started following hockey. The face of their Franchise is as balanced of a guy as we can expect from hockey.

Amazing Kreiderman 07-25-2013 07:25 AM

Tampa was always my 2nd fav. Eastern team. In the West it has always been the Sharks, simply because of the name which links them to my fav. Rugby team (Natal Sharks from Durban, South Africa).

With Columbus moving to the East, it will be difficult to cheer for them (as so many Ranger fans do because of the number of former Rangers in their team) since they are in the same division

Cynical TyranT 07-25-2013 07:41 AM

Well, not having read that "If the NYR didnt exist thing", because then I'd prob have went for Buff, but that's hard to say, cuz I prob wouldnt hate the Piles and Devs then... so I GUESS the Piles, but going on your credentials, I'd say Buff, HOWEVER, I DIDNT read that, and considered who I'd root for WITH the NYR existing...

And EASILY clicked the Red Wings box, as I havent learned to hate them due to their being a Western team, and due to my having always respected the **** out of them.

HeaveHo94 07-25-2013 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JCrusty (Post 69590119)
i hate them all equally. add colorado.

:nod:

Punxrocknyc19* 07-25-2013 08:08 AM

voted for Ottawa but i dont mind Bruins Lightning or Canes

Cynical TyranT 07-25-2013 08:19 AM

Dudes... STOP voting for the "Jacobs Lockout" Bruins. They're bad for the NHL.

Green Blob* 07-25-2013 08:19 AM

Maple Leafs


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