I think a lot of the Atlantic Division rivalries are really good. Isles-Rangers, Rangers-Devils, Devils-Flyers, Flyers-Rangers, etc. With the teams being so close together it makes it really easy for the fans to attend away games, so the arenas always have a good number of fans from the away teams, which leads to plenty of brawling and general mayhem.
Definetly have to agree there. I think that as soon as the Penguins become contenders again things are really gonna heat up.
Also don't count the Islanders out of stirring the Atlantic Division rivalries up, Nolan usually produces a hard hitting/dirty team.
How many years in the last 10 have the Rangers finished with more points than Toronto? I generally have alot of respect for Ranger fans but you walked right into that one with your little jab.
And why would you take the jab in the first place? To get the Leaf fans on the board upset?
I just do not understand posts like that
You misunderstand me. I wasn't taking a stab at the Leafs. I was taking a stab at the people that hyped up the Battle of Ontario last season and the Senators just ended up killing the Leafs every game. That's all I meant by that.
As a Toronto fan, I consider Ottawa our biggest rival by far.
Also, maybe it's because of the old Campbell Conference days, but a Toronto-Detroit game gets my blood boiling FAR more than a Toronto-Montreal game. Also, Toronto-Philadelphia in recent years is big for me, although that has been pretty one-sided...
Is that even a rivalry beyond the divisonal sense? Atlanta - Washington is the better rivalry in the division, at least in terms of a few caps fan hating on the thrashers. I dont know about the other way. Why would any hatred exist between the Caps and the Panthers?
Wasn't meant to be a harsh comment. Just speaking my opinion on why I think the Battle of Ontario is over-hyped. Yes, I enjoy watching the games, however, it would be much more enjoyable if the Sens had a taste of success against the Leafs when it mattered the most.
Best From Each Division
Central- Detroit -St Louis (when St Louis was good)
Pacific- LA - Anaheim
Worst From each division
North - Ottawa-Toronto
Atlantic - Philly - Pitt
South - Atlanta Washington
North - Minnesota - Calgary (this could put an insomiac to sleep)
Central - Nashville - Chicago
Pacific - Dallas - San Jose
The battle of Ontario is very fun to watch. That is if you forget about last year anyway. But I think that is the best rival by far.
The worst one is any of them in the south. They all dont get enough fans anyway to come and watch whatever it may be.
Seriously, all i ever see you do is put in snide remarks about Teams from the south. Yeah, the fans are casual, but they draw alot better than other teams in the north. The Panthers - Tampa rivalry is pretty heated, from a fan perspective.
Fans perspective the best rivalary is Leafs/Any other team . Canucks - Flames is the best.