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A bigger Ranger Rival: The Islanders or the Devils

View Poll Results: A bigger Ranger Rival: The Islanders or the Devils
The Islanders 111 62.36%
The Devils 52 29.21%
Equal 15 8.43%
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01-04-2008, 09:00 PM
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For younger lads like myself it might be New Jersey because of their success in the late 90's - I for one hate the Devils more than the Islanders.

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01-04-2008, 09:02 PM
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Actually, our biggest rivals are the Flyers.
Do you guys chant Rangers Suck! or Flyers Suck! at all your home games?

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01-04-2008, 09:07 PM
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Dude, what the **** is wrong with you? Don't you know you weren't allowed to vote in this poll?


On a scale of 1 to 10 I hate the Devils at level 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I hate the Islanders at about a 12.

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01-04-2008, 09:20 PM
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Do you guys chant Rangers Suck! or Flyers Suck! at all your home games?
Well for 10 years, the Flyers and Devils would go back and forth for Division titles. Both the Rangers and Islanders were competing for draft choices.


Flyers fans hate us more than any other team. More fights in the stands for Flyers vs. Devils than Devils vs. Rangers.

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01-04-2008, 09:23 PM
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I'd say it's pretty close to even. As a previous poster said, the Isles haven't been a legit contendor in my lifetime, but there is more history against the Isles so I'd say it evens out. And I know more people who claim to be Devils fans than Isles fans.

I have to say, the Flyers are a close third. I really can't stand their fans.

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01-04-2008, 09:45 PM
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I'd say it's pretty close to even. As a previous poster said, the Isles haven't been a legit contendor in my lifetime, but there is more history against the Isles so I'd say it evens out. And I know more people who claim to be Devils fans than Isles fans.

I have to say, the Flyers are a close third. I really can't stand their fans.
Don't take this the wrong way guys, but some are saying the NYI-NYR rivalry is not their favorite, which is their opinion, but the reasoning doesn't make sense to me. Some are saying the NYI have not been legit contenders of late, which is definitely the truth, but the Rangers and Islanders were both bad for a while with both teams missing the playoffs for many, many years in a row. So, I am not sure if that argument works, IMO. The games then were still awesome. I would dare say they were even better.

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01-04-2008, 09:48 PM
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Well its hard to work up that venom for a team that's near last place, even if their fans are obnoxious.

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01-04-2008, 09:51 PM
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Well its hard to work up that venom for a team that's near last place, even if their fans are obnoxious.
Wow, I wasn't saying anything bad, but I guess being a whole pt ahead right now makes you feel superior, then enjoy it. Guess you haven't checked the standings lately. I was stating an opinion and was looking to see what others thought. And please don't talk about obnoxious.

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01-04-2008, 09:52 PM
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I was saying just since I've been watching hockey, not this year in particular. Plus the only Rangers-Isles playoff series I've seen was 94, while I've seen three against the Devils, two of which were epic.

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01-04-2008, 09:54 PM
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I was saying just since I've been watching hockey, not this year in particular.
Oh okay. But, that is my point. I think there was a span of like 6 or 7 years when both teams were not very good, yet the rivalry was as good as it ever was. At least since I started watching hockey in 1988. I am 31, so that is as far as I recall the rivalry.

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01-04-2008, 09:55 PM
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I was saying just since I've been watching hockey, not this year in particular. Plus the only Rangers-Isles playoff series I've seen was 94, while I've seen three against the Devils, two of which were epic.
I see your point.

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01-04-2008, 09:55 PM
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DEVILS, 8 mile-rival..well at least it was the 8 miles

I hate the devils more than the islanders

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01-04-2008, 09:57 PM
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DEVILS, 8 mile-rival..well at least it was the 8 miles
only 8 miles apart? Really?

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Actually, our biggest rivals are the Flyers.
And that actually makes sense.

It's funny that some Devils fans have such a bad ****ing case of "little brother syndrome" that they somehow want to believe that they are our biggest rival.

The Flyers are clearly the Devils biggest rival, yet some people hate New York so much that they actually try and displace the Islanders somehow.

5/9 picks for the Devils in this poll are, in fact, Devils fans.

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On a scale of 1 to 10 I hate the Devils at level 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I hate the Islanders at about a 12.
I've said it many times -- I don't even hate the Devils that much. I don't LIKE them, but I certainly hate a few more teams than NJ. Their fans are quite obnoxious and n00b-like at times (some people on their board are downright childish), but I have a bit of a respect for them that I've had since they beat Detroit in 1995.

But there are a few teams that I dislike more than the Devils.

Personally, I'd rather Osama Bin Laden and the Al Queda Bombers win the Stanley Cup than the Islanders.

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01-04-2008, 11:01 PM
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I would have to say it's pretty even. I was leaning towards the Devils but decided to vote even because growing up there were always more Devil fans in school, so I was constantly arguing with them but I think the Rangers-Islanders have a bit more nastiness to them.

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01-04-2008, 11:17 PM
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Flyers fans hate us more than any other team.
As they should considering the ECF losses at your hands in 1995 and 2000.

Is that why Hatcher bit Zajac?

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01-04-2008, 11:18 PM
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Having been to both games at the Debbies and Icelanders stadiums against the Rangers, by far most arrogant, trashy fans belong to the Icelanders. No offense to the Icelander fans, as I do realize there are some good people who like the Icelanders.
I went to the garden and got abused by the rag$$$$$ fans

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I find this thread hilarious.

Rags fan: "Whose the bigger rival?" "Islanders or Devils?"

Isles fans: "We're the bigger rival!!"

Devils fan: "We don't need the Rangers, our biggest rivals are the Flyers."


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01-04-2008, 11:52 PM
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6 out of dev fans voted for them btw lol they broke the unspoken bond of the poll

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01-04-2008, 11:59 PM
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Personally I think Rangers Flyers games are more amped up then Rangers Devils, that rivalry has just been seriously lacking.

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01-05-2008, 12:23 AM
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Honestly, why don't the Rangers have hard hatred for the Flyers???


They beat them in the 95' playoffs, and the 97' playoffs.

Philly vs. New York? Eagles/Giants Phillies/Mets.

C'mon!!

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01-05-2008, 12:29 AM
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^^Good points. I can say from personal experience as a Mets fan, I can't stand the Phillies.

As for the Flyers, I can't really build up an intense hatred for them because it's been such a long time since the 97 series. It almost feels like another lifetime. The playoff series are what really build the rivalries for me, which is why at the present moment I can't get too worked up over the Flyers and Islanders. Going 0-8 against a division opponent wouldn't bother me as long as the Rangers beat them in the playoffs.

But who knows what this year's playoff matchups will bring. Maybe rivalries will intensify.

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Honestly, why don't the Rangers have hard hatred for the Flyers???


They beat them in the 95' playoffs, and the 97' playoffs.

Philly vs. New York? Eagles/Giants Phillies/Mets.

C'mon!!

Don't blame the fans....most of the time when our teams face off its a close game, which features fights and a lot of hitting....we can't help to love these games, and the same goes for the Philly fans.

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