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Who do Islander, Flyer and Penguins fans want to see win the ECF?

View Poll Results: Who do Islander, Flyer and Penguin fans want to see win the ECF?
New Jersey Devils 160 70.80%
New York Rangers 66 29.20%
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05-13-2012, 02:59 PM
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I never understood why Pens fans consider the Rangers a rival. They're always irrelevent (outside of this season), and I find Lundquist pretty likable. Devils already had too much success. Not a fan of either, voted for NJ, but ultimately I won't be upset at whichever teams makes the finals.

In the finals, however, I want nothing but failure for both clubs.

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05-13-2012, 03:00 PM
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Ideally, MSG would slide off the mainland and into the ocean while both teams are playing. Failing that, I suppose I'd pick the Devils.

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I never understood why Pens fans consider the Rangers a rival. They're always irrelevent (outside of this season), and I find Lundquist pretty likable. Devils already had too much success. Not a fan of either, voted for NJ, but ultimately I won't be upset at whichever teams makes the finals.

In the finals, however, I want nothing but failure for both clubs.
I don't consider either of them really a rival, Pens beat Devils as an 8 seed and beat them on their way to the Cup before, the Rangers have never beaten Pitt in the playoffs and never seem to have much success against them in the regular season either. For me it's...

Flyers>>>>>>>Caps>>>>>Isles>>>Everyone else

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05-13-2012, 03:18 PM
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05-13-2012, 03:32 PM
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05-13-2012, 03:38 PM
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Devils.

Isles haven't been good enough recently to develop a decent rivalry with them, so there's really no hate there.

Hell, even if it was Devils/anyone I'd root for the Devils simply because it would piss of Rangers fans if they won.

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05-13-2012, 04:01 PM
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Devils, easily. Their fans aren't miserable complainers and their coach isn't a whiny loudmouth.

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I never understood why Pens fans consider the Rangers a rival. They're always irrelevent (outside of this season), and I find Lundquist pretty likable. Devils already had too much success. Not a fan of either, voted for NJ, but ultimately I won't be upset at whichever teams makes the finals.

In the finals, however, I want nothing but failure for both clubs.
Every other year I'd agree entirely...and most Penguins fans don't see the Rangers as long-term rivals. It's been a one-sided non-rivalry these past few years (Rangers fans recycling 6 year old Flyer fan rhetoric that even Flyer fans gave up on while ago compared to absolutely no vitriol coming from the Pittsburgh side of things), if it can even be classified as a rivalry. The Rangers have never won more than 2 games in a playoff series against the Penguins, so we have absolutely no reason to hate them for what has happened in the past...and generally they're my least hated team in the division (the Islanders have done far more damage to the Penguins in their history)...but between Torterella and the fans...I can only root for them to crash and burn this year.

Almost any other year I'd be rooting for the Rangers over the Devils...but Devils fans haven't pissed me off in a while and they're a well-run organization (on the hockey side of things, at least) that doesn't openly make a mockery of the game like Torterella and his inane conspiracy theories and rants.

Whoever fills the third rival spot for the Penguins seems to change on a yearly basis. This year it's the Rangers, last year it was the Islanders, before that it was the Red Wings, then the Senators...

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SWEET! If we combined all of the Devils "bandwagoners" with the few Devils fans, we might get to fill half of the arena!

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SWEET! If we combined all of the Devils "bandwagoners" with the few Devils fans, we might get to fill half of the arena!
Flyers in 5 bro!!

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Is this a trick question?

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Hmm. Flyers fans, do you hate the Rangers MORE than you hate the Devils?

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the league obviously fuels this irrational hate toward the Rangers.

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Hmm. Flyers fans, do you hate the Rangers MORE than you hate the Devils?
Nope. Hate the Pens, Devils and Rangers equally. Would just rather see Henrik get the cup than Brodeur.

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Rangers and Devils are on the secondary tier for Penguins fans. They're not Philly or Washington so this was the best we could've hoped for.

I have tons of respect for a lot of Rangers players; Lundqvist, Richards, Callahan. Brodeur getting his 4th and retiring would be a decent story.

Right now the Pens are tied with the Devils at 3 Cups, and the Rangers are one up. So I'd probably prefer the Kings win.

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Almost any other year I'd be rooting for the Rangers over the Devils...but Devils fans haven't pissed me off in a while and they're a well-run organization (on the hockey side of things, at least) that doesn't openly make a mockery of the game like Torterella and his inane conspiracy theories and rants.
I'll add to that. No one, not Canucks fans, Flyer fans, Wings fans... no one fanbase in the league espouses a 'league out to get us' conspiracy as much as the Rangers fanbase. And I know it's not every Rangers fan, and I know my fanbase isn't perfect. But man, a GDT after a Rangers loss is an assault on the rational world.

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Lundqvist and Tortorella are whining divas, whereas Parise and Brodeur are everything I want my star pro athletes to be.

Pretty simple answer: Jersey.
say what?

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Hmm. Flyers fans, do you hate the Rangers MORE than you hate the Devils?
Yes, but not by a whole lot. I hate Pittsburgh more than both though.

I guess both Flyers and Pens fans can unite together and root for the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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I wouldn't mind either Rangers or Devils making it but I would prefer a Western conference team winning the cup.

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Devils. I really don't hate the devils. I dare say they have some likeable players

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say what?
"I guess somebody wanted Ottawa back in the game."

Did someone ask him as to what he thought of the goal scored against Holtby in Game 6?

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No, the Rangers players do.

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Devils no doubt. Can't stand the Rangers. As a Pens fan I hate them and the Caps equally after the Flyers.

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