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02-05-2013, 11:32 PM
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Are we the Bruins the most hated team/fanbase? It's good to be relevant alteast

One can soundly argue that the Bruins are the most hated team and by association fanbase in the NHL. The 3 biggest fanbases in Canada and probably all of hockey hate the Bruins:

Toronto: trades, hate the Bruins because they didn't need Kessel to win the cup and dominate the Leafs and the division.

Montreal: innate, Maxpac incident though it seems to have blown over.

Vancouver: crushed their dream, say the Bruins are dirty, not truly that good won by being bullies, Canucks were injured.

-to round out Canada, the Sens don't seem to mind us and Calgary/Edmonton teams even developed a soft spot as they hate the Canucks and were happy the Bruins beat them. But still the biggest 3 hate the Bruins and their fanbase so the Bruins probably are the most hated these days, at least in Canada.

And as a Bruins fan I am not compaining. It's the nature of sports is people hate their rivals. I have always hated the Leafs for example. I think it is nice that the Bruins are so relevant. For years they were a non descript, irrelevant team that you could only get excited about if you were a Bruins fan. I have friends that are Canucks fans and they never remotely cared about the Bruins before the cup win and probably couldn't have named more than 5 of their players. Now they despise them but know quite a bit about the team. Not that long ago the Bruins were pretty irrelevant in their own city. If teams and fanbases hate them then they are doing something right and having some real success and it is nice.

Anyway, it kind of an obvious thread but was curious what other people thought about this.

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