I wonder how many HF posters weren't even born then. I was barely born, I wasn't even 4 yet in 90.
But as an 8-year-old, I bet you at least understood how amazing it was for them to win the Cup, right?
I was 8 when I went with my dad to Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. My dad wanted to leave. I told him that we absolutely could not leave and refused to get up from my seat. Good decision, right? I remember that day very clearly, and the subsequent win, like it just happened. That's why I don't tend to look at age in general when it comes to fans. You love the team, then I respect you for it. I was a very lucky 8-year-old...and a very lucky 16-year-old.
Of course, I was so obsessed with baseball starting out that it would take me a few more years to pay attention to hockey. We can blame the Mets reverting back into their normal subpar behavior for that