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08-08-2011, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
I don't really "cheer for" (or root for or in any way visibly support) any other team except the Habs in any other NHL game (unless the ramifications on the Habs are direct). That said, I would usually prefer if one team won over the other, for a variety of reasons (mostly related to FHL results). I would generally prefer if the Leafs beat the Bruins. The Leafs are "mostly harmless" and the Bruins are our biggest rival. But it's hard to call that "cheering for the Leafs", exactly.
Exactly right.

It's not so much that the ones who voted for the Leafs in this poll *want* them to win, but rather they'd not want to see the Bruins win.

The Leafs are in such a pathetic state right now, that it's hard to hate them. One good season and a playoff rivalry will change all that, but as it stands, it's tough to hate on a team that's been irrelevant for so long.

On the flipside, it's easy to want a team like Boston to lose under nearly every circumstance.

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