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02-06-2013, 01:32 PM
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MarshmontMcSlewfoot
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Boston teams in general are hated. And its because of the success. The Patriots are historically irrelevant but are the most hated NFL team because the success they have had...and it didn't take long for that to happen.

I think the Bruins are because they latch onto that Boston hate, and over half of the Eastern Conference teams have a pretty decent rivalry with us (Carolina, Washington, Buffalo, Montreal, Pitt, Philly, NYR, Toronto.)

But we aren't "hated" hated by fans in general. We aren't a dirty team a neutral fan might be envious of us but he is not going to hate us like say the Canucks or similar teams in years past who were notorious punks/goons.

If the Canucks won the series against us and had a recent Cup the hatred towards their team would be enormous. If Pitt had kept winning ditto, its only b/c of the injuries to Crosby that they aren't passionately hated right now.

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