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03-07-2013, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BonkTastic View Post
As for the Detroit thing: I grew up as a Wings fan in the 80's, and until we got our team in Ottawa I was a massive Red Wings fan. Even after we got the Sens, the Red Wings were always my 2nd favorite NHL team, my "Western" team, and the only other NHL team I ever really cared about.

Not going to lie, having to root against them now is going to be pretty emotionally tough. Like watching your parents divorce and then having them ask you who you want to live with. Clearly I'm "Sens to the core", but it doesn't make the decision any less scarring.
I'm a Wings fan too, and there are some positive here:

(a) We will have greater exposure to the Wings
(b) The Wings will beat the Leafs more often
(c) The chances of the Wings or Sens making the playoffs are now higher

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