So who are you rooting for now? Devils or Kings?
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05-26-2012, 12:02 PM
Mixing the Kool-Aid
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Two ways to look at that . . . like you do, which is 'I don't want Philly fans to find joy even in an ex-player winning the cup'. Alternative: Here you've got two core guys from the Flyers, and they only find success when they're freed from the shackles of that organization that will be talking about it's 1975 cup fifty years from now.
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Honestly, I don't buy it. Maybe a few of them actually think this but I think you will see articles and blog posts and forum threads all over the place asking if they made the right move getting rid of them. I always like extra doubt in the heads of the Philly organization.
Also, I can't bring myself to root for the Devils. Sure, they might be the least of the division evils, but they are still a division evil. I wish them nothing but the worst unless they are playing the greater division evils or the Caps.
I see the points both of you are making. I visit the Philly board from time to time, just for the lulz ... not posting, just reading. They've voiced a lot of support for the Kings aka Philly West since the beginning of the playoffs. Whether LAK wins or not, there will still be a lot of second guessing from their fan base and media in regards to those trades. The Kings just reek of too much eau de Philly for my taste.
And, I can also see the point about NJD being rivals, and not wanting them to have more Cup wins than the Pens ... but lets be honest, if Marty retires after this season they really have no one to replace him. Hedberg is getting long in the tooth himself, and while their prospects have put up some decent numbers, none of it has been in net for the big club. Marty retiring is a good thing from a rivalry point of view, because as inconsistent as he's been the last couple years he's still pretty good between the pipes. Not to mention how it will effect the team overall.
Mostly, though, I like the idea of Marty capping off an incredible career with one more win.
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