I wonder about all this 'hating' business... Let's call it frustration. More with the fans than the teams themselves. I find it tiresome wading through the idiot postings of 15-year-old Bruins or Leafs fans, with their endless anti-Habs cliches and their desperate need for attention. Hate? No, but I dislike having to deal with the spit-up from these younger, stupider fans. On the other hand, some of the best hockey talk on these boards is with the smarter, more mature guys from those other teams. Different perspectives, healthy disagreement, friendly trash-talk -- now that's fun.
The players are all temp employees. Habs have swapped players with Boston and Toronto so often over the years that it's the height of ignorance to claim this guy is a true 'Hab' or that guy is a real 'Bruin'. We treat the jerseys like gang colours, the players treat the jerseys like short-term work clothes. I can't hate the other players for their jerseys, only their play.
Most of the Bruins players are fine. Marchand is an obnoxious little creep. Lucic seems genuinely dumb; strong with a ton of forward motion. He plays the game like a bowling ball, only with less reasoning ability. Sure, I'd take his goals for our team, why not? As long as I don't have to listen to him. I have no problem with the rest of the roster.
Leafs? Even a plug like Orr will disappear into the woodwork from which he was made. The rest of their roster is too mired in failure to be hated or even disliked with intensity.
I don't like Matt Cooke. I'm all for redemption, but if it smells like a duck and craps like a duck and keeps injuring players like a duck... then it's a penguin.
I can't name a Leaf player that I want on my team due to the fact that I despise the organization and their infinitely idiotic fanbase.
Boston is a no-brainer due to the rivalry and Ottawa makes want to drive there and punch their slobberring whiner of a GM. I wouldn't be shocked to discover that he has windshield wipers installed on the interior of his vehicle. Seriously......is Murray the illegitimate father of Kyle's sister on Southpark? I could put up with the slobber fest if everything that came out of his mouth besides copious amounts of saliva wasn't an endless stream of whiny nonsense.
Edmonton gets an HM due to their Mickey Mouse management group who are building a possible contender due to their unparralled incompetence and a surgically implanted horseshoe in their nether-regions. Combine this with a belligerent and shockingly dumb fanbase and you get a very hard team to cheer for.
Last edited by Estimated_Prophet: 02-16-2013 at 08:44 AM.
Question is tricky. Team I hate? Those that means team I hate when they play against the Habs (bruins type)? I hate to see play (phoenix type)? I guess you meant first.
1- Boston : Dougie Hamilton/Tyler Seguin
2- Toronto : No ****ing body. What a bad team with bad players/prospects. But if I'm forced, I'd say Phaneuf... to become our 4th dman.
3- Philly : Giroux
4- Pittsburgh : Crosby/Cooke/Malkin
5- Ottawa : Neil/Karlsson
Tampa Bay and Lecavalier. Love seeing that guy cry when the habs beat Tampa. Well, just Lecavalier. I like St. Louis, Stamkos, Malone...
So, I hate:
Lecavalier and how he whines.
Myers - Thinks he's a tough guy but has to be the softest 6'8 guy to ever play hockey
Marchand - Thinks whatever he does is fine, but if someone else does it it's dirty as hell.
If ever they come back, this will be bad. I lived the first part of the rivalry... However Internet trolling and web sites where each team's fans congregate and get riled up didn't exist... Plus there's only a 2 hour stretch of highway of separation...