Chicago - Fun to watch
Los Angeles - Justin Williams
Boston - They're not Pittsburgh
Detroit - Still mad about 2002
Pittsburgh - They are Pittsburgh
I completely agree with your assessment of LA, Boston, and Pittsburgh. Half my family is from Detroit, so I have been watching them for quite a while. As much as we (canes fans) are mad at them for 2002 (which was completely devastating at the time), you have to agree that its a completely different team. I couldn't stand them until about 3 years ago. The player that changed my mind about them is Pavel Datsyuk.
Chicago is like the Pittsburgh of the West for me. Can't stand them and the obvious bias towards them in the media. It gets to a point where rooting against them is easy.
Pittsburgh- 3rd favorite team in the league. I absolutely love the city as a whole. ****ing love Brandon Sutter. Want to see Iginla win, wouldn't mind seeing Jokinen grab a Cup too. Admire and like Crosby, Malkin, and Letang. Always been a big fan of James Neal's.
Chicago- I really enjoy watching Chicago play. I'm a big fan of Saad's. Really like Toews, Kane, Bolland, and Sharp too.
Detroit- Always enjoy pulling for Americans and I like Jimmy Howard. Enjoy watching Datsyuk and Zetterberg play, but I still harbor some bitterness about '02.
LA- So meh on LA. I like Williams and respect the hell out of Quick. Not really any particular feelings toward any of the rest of them.
Boston- **** Boston. Patrice Bergeron is the only regular player on that team I don't absolutely despise.
Detroit: grew up in Michigan as a Wing's fan
LA Kings: like the way they play (even if it's boring) and Justin Williams was my favorite Cane.
Pens: Sutter and Jokinen
Boston: Pretty much a tie with the Pens and won't be upset if they beat the Pens. Like their physical style and don't hate them like some do.
Hawks: Even though I think they'll take the Wings tonight, hard to root for them.
In the end, I'm guessing it will be a Kings/Pens final.