Ottawa, then Pittsburg (i want another iconic team)
Vancouver.. St Lou? Nashville? Mind you, it might be good if Nashville lost in the 1st round and possibly increasing the odds of Weber pulling the pin on that franchise.
Detroit in the West - that way I wont ever be mad at the refs for blowing calls.
Definite NO to the Kings. I hope Lombardi loses his job.
Florida in the East if Vancouver loses int he first round. If Vancouver wins in the first round I want one of Boston, Philly or Pittsburgh to be the East champs, so they can beat Vancouver if they make it to the SCF.
exact same responses as calgary fans. whats with Alberta?
personally, i look at things differently. i look at it as BC and Alberta against the east. we are the reason why canada is the economic global icon that it is.
i guess a lot of it has to do with jealousy of the franchise state, city aesthetics etc. but realistically, we share what makes the west > all.
It's the team and the Vancouver fanbase everyone hates. I don't recall nearly as much vitriol directed towards the Linden/Bure/Ronning Canucks teams.
If people hated franchises they were jealous of, Detroit and Pittsburgh would be reviled. They are not.
If Albertans loved Vancouver so much they would move there. They don't. The population flows in the opposite direction (it turns out people value the ability to make a decent living more highly than aesthetics).