Sabres fan from Buffalo here, with a topic idea written in a near drunken-coma due to our performance tonight. Despite my location, ever since the player I made for myself was drafted to Calgary in NHL 2003, I have also been a huge Flames fan- especially when you're doing better than we are... it's basically become a new holiday for me when the Sabres and Flames play each other.
So my question is, does anyone here have a second team as well (especially if for a strange reason like mine...)- or are you all unadulterated Flames fans?
I am the kind of guy that has a west team, and a east team. My west team ,since birth has been the Flames. My east team of 5 years would have to be the habs, I like Price's bounceback and also was a huge fan of cammy, and still am. PK and a couple other habs also make me a huge fan.
Also, I dont have anything against the Leafs, would like to see them get good.
My #2 team is New Jersey since I've always been a Brodeur fan but I don't follow nearly as much as I follow the Flames, most just once the Flames are out of the playoffs. Looks like I won't have any teams to cheer for this spring!
I generally jump on another team's bandwagon in the playoffs after Calgary is eliminated (which is early and often).
Usually that team depends on the playoff pool draft, and the bulk of the players I end up with determines the team(s) I cheer for.
Oh totally the same for me. Last season it was Philly, basicalyl when (always except the odd exception) the Flames do not make the playoffs or second round I cheer for the under dog. Second team though, the Habs.
Nice to see so many shouts to Philly , I have absolutely loved this team since they got Carter & Richards, two players whom I watched in World Juniors. Subsequently, Homer has managed to acquire a bunch of my absolute favorite players including Kimmo, The Rake, Danny Briere, Hartnell, and Ian Laperriere. And watching them now you gotta love Leino and Giroux. They play the kind of hockey I wish Calgary would... hard, gritty, but fast and skilled as well.
The sad thing is that their 2nd line (Leino/Hartnell/Briere) is arguably a lot more effective/potent than our first line
I'm surprised here people are willing to take for the phlyers. As a canadian citizen I will always pick a canadian team first (besides Toronto ). And as habs supporter I will always pick Philadelphia last.
And to be honest with you guys
1- I really LOVE Iginla and if I was Montreal's GM I would have already gave you AK46, a second rounder, a third rounder, a fourth rounder.... a seventh rounder and by default since we dont have 8 rounders any more, Spacek!
Jokes behind. If Iggy is for trade, we are takers.