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05-19-2010, 06:00 PM
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infidelappel*
 
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Originally Posted by Pronger is a robot View Post
Hell, Detroit swept us in 1997, and I cheered almost as loudly as I did for the Flyers every time they scored a goal on the Penguins.
How is that not every bit as disingenuous as them coming to root for us now?

I HATED Detroit forever after that. I cheered for Giguere and the Ducks back in 2003 when he stonewalled them in the first round. I wanted to see Detroit fail for what they did to us.

When they came up against the Pens in the Cup finals both years, I felt so conflicted about rooting for them, but I did. I wanted Detroit to damage the team that had knocked us out.

I don't see how cheering for us over the Habs is much different, other than that our rivalry is more fresh than the Philly/Detroit inferiority complex that the '97 swept gave me...I dunno, I just think it's a little weird to fly off the handle about the idea of Pens fans rooting for us, but then also go root for the Wings against them.

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