I don't really hate either team (guess I'm supposed to), but I'll go with Giroux and even though it will rile everyone up, Lucic.
Giroux is my favorite player in the league and there's just no one else in the league right now that has the combination of size, skills, and toughness that Lucic has.
Both are nice stories too.
Giroux came from a small town in the middle of nowhere and played A and AA hockey for his whole life, was passed up in the OHL Draft because of his size, then ended up a first round pick in the NHL two years removed from Minor Midget AA.
He tore up the Q, won the President's Trophy and was playoff MVP with a ridiculous 51 points in 19 games that year, and fell just short of winning the Memorial Cup.
Lucic of course had his back condition that caused him to be passed on in the Bantam Draft and to almost give up hockey altogether.
He also played with the Vancouver Spirit for most of his life, which is not a top flight MHA (usually between Tier 2 and 3, which British Columbia uses instead of letter designations).
He was listed by the Vancouver Giants and played Junior A and B before spending two seasons in the WHL, winning the league once and appearing in the Memorial Cup twice (won once and was MVP of the tournament).
He then made the NHL at 19.
Edit: Also forgot Seguin.
We have a lot in common, since we share the exact same birthday and we're both **********.
Must have been something in the water that day.
I hate too many teams so I'll try to keep it division specific...
Theres a ton like: McQuaid (who im certain is bat **** crazy and isnt scared of a thing), krejci, bergeron, greening, JVR, Smith, Max pax, Price
None compare to my man crush I have on (Y)Emelin. I'd likely give away a 1st round pick and then some to get him on this team. The only thing keeping my love from boiling into a full blown bromance is the fact he throws huge hits but will never ever fight again....but seriously i see what a breath of fresh air Weber has been these past few and then I imagine Emelin on our blueline and I get giddy lol
Kostka...always liked him from his time here and florida.
Giroux... guy plays the game the way its supposed to.
Dipietro.. liked him from day one ..it was also around the time I seriously started paying attention to other teams
Callahan... see giroux
Hossa ... the guy can flat out play ..always wanted him on our team.