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2004 Stanley Cup Finals

View Poll Results: Who were you cheering for?
Calgary Flames 16 14.29%
Tampa Bay Lightning 85 75.89%
No rooting interest 11 9.82%
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03-13-2013, 08:01 AM
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i live in calgay and the amount of non fans jumping on the flames bandwagon was sickening. im not even exaggerating that the flames sold more jerseys in rounds 3 and 4 of the playoffs then they did 10 years prior combined. myself i bought a TB jersey off a bargain rack at jersey city. watching the flames lose that last game was like a blessing from jesus. i was at a bar and saw 100's of people looking dejected and depressed. i remember telling a dude in a brand new flames jersey that he was now a real flames fan, disappointed for eternity.

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03-13-2013, 08:03 AM
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Tampa easy. Thank god for no goal Gelinas.
that was an epic save by khabibulin, my flames fans buddys will say other wise but the cameras dont lie, sick save imo

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03-13-2013, 09:52 AM
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03-13-2013, 10:19 AM
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I was one of the only guys in Oakville walking around with a Lightning Cap.

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03-13-2013, 10:20 AM
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Calgary.

My excuses:
1) I was 12 at the time, and pretty much everyone at my elementary school was going for Calgary
2) Big fan of Iginla

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03-13-2013, 10:27 AM
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Tampa easily. I even said a piece to a reporter from CHED after the Lightning won. I was one of the only people in the bar cheering when the Lightning won and when the lady asked me why I was so happy that "Canada's team" lost, my response was, "I'm an Oilers fan, screw the Flames" Dunno if they ever aired it or not.

That being said, a lot of people in Edmonton were cheering for Calgary. It was sickening to see all those stupid Flames flags on their cars.

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03-13-2013, 10:59 AM
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flames... i was young and impressionable... never again. GTFO CGY and VAN

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03-13-2013, 11:12 AM
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FWIW, I think a lot of people are lying in this poll. I remember being alarmed at the number of Oiler fans cheering for the Flames. There was a lot of nonsense about cheering for the province, and some of the more fair weather fans were really getting sucked into the party down on the Red Mile. Same thing happened down in Calgary when the Oilers almost won in '06.

Nearly a decade later though there might be some shame about it.
Haha I wouldn't doubt that at all. Although, perhaps there are just more dedicated fans on this board so maybe the poll is just biased. You're definitely right though, if you asked just Oilers fans in general, casual or hardcore, the majority of them cheered for the Flames. It was sickening all the car flags.

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03-13-2013, 11:20 AM
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i was like 10 and still wouldnt cheer for them

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03-13-2013, 12:37 PM
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Calgary.

I was already living in Vancouver back then, and let me tell you when you are an Oilers fan in Vancouver: 1. you hate the Canucks very quickly and more than you've ever hated the flames, and 2. You become very defensive of Alberta and the prairies as a whole.

I wouldn't say I was CHEERING for Calgary, but I kind of wanted them to win just to rub it into Canucks fans.

Also, I can't stand when sunbelt teams do THAT well. Carolina, Tampa, Florida, Dallas, Anaheim, PHX have all had on ice success and it makes me sick. Lol. Although I do hope TB and FLA survive, I just don't want them winning cups or making the finals.

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03-13-2013, 12:38 PM
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It was sickening to see so many pro calgary people in this city at that time.

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03-13-2013, 12:43 PM
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Tampa Bay all the way.

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Calgary.

I was already living in Vancouver back then, and let me tell you when you are an Oilers fan in Vancouver: 1. you hate the Canucks very quickly and more than you've ever hated the flames, and 2. You become very defensive of Alberta and the prairies as a whole.

I wouldn't say I was CHEERING for Calgary, but I kind of wanted them to win just to rub it into Canucks fans.

Also, I can't stand when sunbelt teams do THAT well. Carolina, Tampa, Florida, Dallas, Anaheim, PHX have all had on ice success and it makes me sick. Lol. Although I do hope TB and FLA survive, I just don't want them winning cups or making the finals.
off topic i guess, but the longer I'm away the more i carve out a prairie identity. I live in Ottawa not van, but the stereotypes and assumptions drive me crazy. To be fair tho it happened the other way when i did go back and visit the prairies recently.

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I liked Iginla a lot, so I rooted for the Flames for that reason alone.

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03-13-2013, 07:06 PM
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While the results of this poll aren't surprising, I've never felt better about my decision to cheer for you guys against Carolina after seeing the results here.

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While the results of this poll aren't surprising, I've never felt better about my decision to cheer for you guys against Carolina after seeing the results here.
I'm too lazy to read the results on the other boards, what kind of response are you getting there?

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I'm too lazy to read the results on the other boards, what kind of response are you getting there?
This board was definitely the most lopsided (didn't include it in the Original 3 figuring it would be this way). The next most lopsided is the Leafs board in favor of the Flames, followed by the Canucks board solidly supporting the Lightning. The Habs board, though definitely in favor of the Flames, is the least lopsided.

Didn't do this on the Sens or Jets boards.

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03-14-2013, 12:22 AM
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I was cheering for the Flames.

I appreciate the passion and devotion of the fan bases of all Canadian teams.

Cheered for the Oil in '06 (of course), Sens in '07 and the Canucks two years ago.

That being said I will never ever ever cheer for the Leafs ever!

Or a team GM'd/coached by Pat Quinn.

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03-14-2013, 12:46 AM
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All those Flames flags hanging out of car windows around Edmonton that year... *shudder* It was Twilight Zone ****.

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03-14-2013, 02:42 AM
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I was a little kid and was admittedly caught up in the whole Canadian team business. I have since purchased a Lightning jersey and wish them nothing but success. Thanks again TBL and may I never dirty myself by cheering for Calgary again.

Oh and I'm pretty sure I voted Tampa Bay. Meant to vote for Calgary.

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Tampa. I couldn't have been happier when they won even though the Flames got screwed.

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I was cheering for Tampa Bay but I also wanted Iggy to win. While it would have sucked to have Calgary fans get to celebrate a cup, the fact that Jarome would have won would have made it at least somewhat bearable.

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If the Flames were playing an alien invasion force all-star team for the fate of the entire world, I would still risk dislocating a shoulder from waving my Xemu flag so vigorously.

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If the Flames were playing an alien invasion force all-star team for the fate of the entire world, I would still risk dislocating a shoulder from waving my Xemu flag so vigorously.
I remember when the Red Army team played some exhibition games against NHL teams back in the 80's. Remember, the cold war was still going strong at this time. Anyway, I cheered against the CCCP in every game except one... the Flames. I got a few funny looks and comments about it at the time but I wear it like a badge of honor to this day!

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