I like the Flyers. And the Leafs too. That latter one probably put me in the minority, but I think there are quite a few people here who like Philly.
The two teams I like outside of the Kings are the Flyers and the Wild. The Flyers are the only other team I follow closely, and check on every day other than the Kings. I've just always loved their style, the way they play, and they've had quite a few of my favorite players around the league, especially Gagne and Richards - I followed their careers closely long before they wore a Kings sweater.
Minnesota is a team I can find no hate for. They have a good team, probably the best fanbase, and just so much enthusiasm for the sport. There is no superiority complex, they just love their hockey. I was pretty happy for them when they got Suter and Parise during the offseason. If any team in the league deserved a gift like that, it was them.
I would suspect you are right about the Leafs putting you in the minority though. I don't really have any hate for the team, just the atmosphere surrounding them. Doesn't come close to the measure of which I hate the Canucks by though. Nothing but pure hate there. I dislike the Ducks, but that pales in comparison for what I feel for the Canucks.
“Every good army needs a couple of criminals.” - Dean Lombardi
Rolston would be a great hire. Was coach at the NTDP when alot of the great young American talent currently in the league came through Ann Arbor. Very well liked respected. Hope he gets the full time gig.
What a cluster**** of a game. Why was Vokoun still in the game? He was atrocious.
Both goalies were terrible. Wow - that's some sloppy hockey.
On last goal scored on Bryz, I'll NEVER understand why so many goalies crouch down and put the paddle of their stick on the ice.... and then watch the skater with the puck skate around their stick... why not stay standing and throw your stick (poke check) at the puck?
You have a clear shot at the puck and the skater has few options. By staying back and crouching/kneeling, you give the shooter waaay too much room for no reason.