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01-09-2013, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Chainshot View Post
The Leafs recent doldrums do lessen the dislike a bit, but the fans... oh my. I used to loathe the Islanders, as a conference rival and perennial powerhouse should be viewed, but nearly 20 years of ineptitude has them shifted from loathing to pity. I actually want them to be better. I suppose, one day, if the Leafs stink long enough, I might even come around to them too.....

The Islanders were right up there in hatred with Philthy and Boston in the late 70's early 80s but then fizzled out. Though my hatred of Bossey, Trottier, Smith and Potvin will never abate.

I don't hate Montreal, but 40+ years of playing them with numerous playoff series between the two teams is a hell of a lot more significant rivalry than Ottawa will ever be.

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