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Who ya rooting for in the Finals?

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by Lose Remerswaal, May 25, 2018.

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Well?

  1. VEGAS

  2. WASHINGTON

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  1. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Pick one. Not who you think will win but who you want to win
     
  2. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    I picked the Caps. I feel dirty because Tom Wilson, but I'd really like to see Ovechkin get one.
     
  3. edmunddantes

    edmunddantes Member SoSH Member

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    Really don't care either way. I want to see a great series. I'd be happy for either to win.
     
  4. mwonow

    mwonow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I kind of think that LV hasn't paid enough dues to deserve a cup, but on the other hand, a champ that has beaten the expansion/cap system all the way to the Cup would be cool, too
     
  5. steveluck7

    steveluck7 Member SoSH Member

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    Vegas. Have a good friend who grew up in Vegas, came out here and fell in love with hockey and the Bruins. he was beyond pumped when LV got the team so he's loving this right now
     
  6. veritas

    veritas Member SoSH Member

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    I think Ovechkin is criminally underrated and gets a lot of undeserved shit as a player. But he's also an asshole and I'm not rooting for him or Tom Wilson.

    Vegas has James Neal but he's cancelled out by Colin Miller and Reilly Smith. And some other likeable players. The cup celebrations in Vegas would be epic. And it'd be a giant fuck you to all the shitty GMs in this league. So go Knights.
     
  7. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    My wife used to work for the Caps when she was in college, so I've always had a soft spot for that team. And I'd like to see Ovechkin win won and I hear that Barry Trotz is a legitimate nice guy.

    I don't dislike the Knights, but "Go Caps"!
     
  8. Vegas Sox Fan

    Vegas Sox Fan Member SoSH Member

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    In my 20+ years of living here I've avoided doing something stupid like going to the Strip for New Year's Eve, but I think I'd have to make an exception for a Golden Knights parade on the Strip.
     
  9. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    Knights for me. I’m living in Gerard Gallant’s hometown, and they’re already planning viewing parties at the arena. The party if they win will be nuts.
     
  10. FelixMantilla

    FelixMantilla reincarnated mr hate SoSH Member

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    Two of my least favorite players in Wilson and Neal. Whichever one commits the first cheap shot will determine my rooting interest.
     
  11. loshjott

    loshjott Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Caps.

    I'm an unapologetic casual/bandwagon/playoff only Caps fan. For some reason I never got into hockey growing up in RI. I've lived in the DC area for about 25 years and the Caps are the only team I "care" about in a bandwagony way. So - Go Caps!
     
  12. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Want to see Ovechkin and Backstrom get one

    Vegas has been a hockey town for like a year.

    Protection list was too small per team (for my liking and compared to the past)
     
  13. pedro1918

    pedro1918 Member SoSH Member

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    I guess I'm rooting for the Caps. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law are diehards from the 1970s. They were season ticket holders in the Yvon Labre era. They started the Gaetan Duchesne fan club in the early 80s. My wife was a diehard, but is much more of a bandwagon fan now.
     
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  14. Oil Can Dan

    Oil Can Dan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Definitely rooting for the Caps. I worked for someone that worked for someone that worked for Ted Leonsis back in the AOL Greenhouse days in 1995. I was an entry level peon who was introduced to him once, and he remembered my name and gave me a hearty hello each and every time I saw him in the hall or wherever after that. That's just the kind of guy he was (is?). #ALLCAPS!
     
  15. Boston Brawler

    Boston Brawler Member SoSH Member

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    Vegas all the way. Would be a great story.
     
  16. TheoShmeo

    TheoShmeo Skrub's sympathy case Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Vegas.

    We'll likely never see an expansion team win a title again. Seeing it one time would be fun. Plus, I still hate Holtby for standing on his head and bouncing the Bs out of the playoffs the year after they won the Cup. And, on a more serious note, after the shooting there, it kind of has a title after Marathon bombing and Katrina feel to it, which would be nice.
     
  17. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    Said it in the other thread but the Tim Taylor toe-in-the-crease incident has led me to an irrational hatred of the Washington Capitals. They’re only behind like Montreal, Toronto and Pittsburgh to me. So I’m rooting for Vegas. I love the story of an expansion team winning in year 1.

    Disclaimer- I’d likely be singing a different tune if 2011 didn’t happen though.
     
  18. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I don't like an expansion team having instant success.
     
  19. Dropkick Izzy

    Dropkick Izzy Member SoSH Member

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    [​IMG]

    V is for Vegas
     
  20. Haunted

    Haunted The Man in the Box Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    This is where I am. F warshington. I want a Noob Cup.
     
  21. Dropkick Izzy

    Dropkick Izzy Member SoSH Member

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    [​IMG]
     
  22. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Washington, without much passion
     
  23. AMcGhie

    AMcGhie Set Adrift on Memory Bliss SoSH Member

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    I think I'm specifically rooting for Ovie to get one.
     
  24. B H Kim

    B H Kim Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Caps. I’ve lived in the DC area for over 30 years, but I’ve never really been a fan. But, my friends who are Caps fans remind me a lot of pre-2004 Red Sox fans, so I’d like to see them get over the hump and have something to be happy about.
     
  25. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Ditto. Man, I didn't realize he was only 32 (33 this year). It feels like he's weirdly underrated for such a force.
     
  26. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I had a feeling it would be close. But not this close
     
  27. FL4WL3SS

    FL4WL3SS Member SoSH Member

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    Haha exactly the reason I fucking hate them.
     
  28. AMcGhie

    AMcGhie Set Adrift on Memory Bliss SoSH Member

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    Eh, everyone I hated in Vancouver isn't in Vancouver anymore (Burrows, LaPierre, Torres) or turned themselves into someone I begrudgingly respect (Luongo, the Sedins). Its also the nearest place to me that I can see the Bruins currently.
    Side note: I need to renew my passport.

    Edit: Second side note: schedules are released around June 20th or so.
     
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  29. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That reminded me of fucking Holtby and the 2012 series. That Bruins team was good enough to repeat (2nd in goals for and 5th in goals against).
     
  30. Jungleland

    Jungleland Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I think I'd prefer Vegas for the sheer insanity of an expansion team winning a championship, and not undeservedly so at that. But on the other hand Ovechkin is far, far too great of a player to never win one. As long as the games don't suck this is a fantastic cup as a neutral fan.

    The foot in the crease was one of my first true sports heartbreaks but it's water under the bridge after 2011 and the absurd run of general Boston sports success. Washington is way up there on the list of cities I wouldn't begrudge winning a championship (asshole football team owner aside).
     
  31. cshea

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    That 2011 team was probably the most hate able team of all time. But the Bruins ruined them and they’re now a joke. They’re irrelevant now.

    Plus growing up I was obsessed with Pavel Bure.
     
  32. Curt S Loew

    Curt S Loew SoSH Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I never liked the Caps. Let the Dungeons and Dragons team win I guess.
     
  33. yeahlunchbox

    yeahlunchbox Member SoSH Member

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    I had a soft spot for the Caps after Jacobs decided to crap down Bruins fans throats and Juneau and Oates ended up there. Between that, wanting Ovechkin to get one and thinking Vegas shouldn't get one the first year in the league, I'm pulling for Washington
     
  34. wiffleballhero

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    I'm mostly rooting for a game seven and a good series.

    But if I flipped a coin, I'd want it to land on the Caps. I just can't get behind Vegas.
     
  35. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Every time I start thinking about Ovechkin deserving a ring, Son of Shithead does something to make me root harder for Vegas.
     
  36. Zososoxfan

    Zososoxfan Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'm pretty neutral here. Same reasons as others - love the LV insanity, want Ovie and Backstrom to get theirs, but Wilson is tilting this in Vegas' favor. I also have a weird affinity for some Western Conference teams going back to the heyday Avs with Sakic, Forsberg, Foote, Ozzy (Borque played no small part here) and the Ducks of the early 2000s (Kariya, Selanne, Getzlaf, Giguere, etc.).

    I went back to SCF results and I apparently blacked out the time the Stars beat the Sabres?!??
     
  37. pedro1918

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    Just to make the Tim Taylor-in-crease pain come back again, here is the Cup winning goal!

    [​IMG]
     
  38. mwonow

    mwonow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Can I change my vote? Didn't realize until tonight how much a Vegas win would irritate Leafs fans. Go Knights!
     

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