Just curious, who were you Canucks fans rooting for in the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals? I assume most of you will say Tampa Bay since Calgary is your biggest rival, but the whole prospect of the cup being won by a team in Canada seemed to be pretty hyped up, even on ABC. Obviously that was Calgary's narrative, while Tampa's was Dave Andreychuk trying to win his first cup in his 22nd season, and ultimately succeeding.
Just curious about what you Canuck fans thoughts were during that series. As I said before, I expect Tampa to win this poll.
I was voting for Calgary, and I cheer for all of the Canadian teams generally except Mont, because I hated going to bloody games for 40 years listening to fans cheering for them. I lived in Winnipeg for 3 years, and followed the team as my close 2nd choice.
Definitely Tampa. I loved their team, and while everyone treats Iginla like a god, I personally have more respect for Richards, St. Louis, Lecavalier, and Khabibullin than Iginla, and Kipprusoff. Their supporting cast was much more likeable as well (Andreychuk, come'on)-- and I hate Phaneuf.
Yes, it probably has alot to do with being a Canuck fan, but I think the only guys I liked on that Calgary team were Conroy and Regehr. I liked everyone on that Tampa squad, and they were a blast to watch.
Tampa Bay, but I was more just cheering against the Flames than cheering for the Lightning. I felt that this was another case of the league giving an easy ride to a team (Dallas, Tampa, and later Carolina, LA) that the league wanted to see win for marketing reasons. However, I just couldn't stand to see Calgary win. I think after years of missing the playoffs though, they've been sufficiently brought back down to earth.