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Guest4288
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Posted - 11/26/2008 :  15:02:41  Reply with Quote
Poll Question:
Which two teams have the biggest rivalry?

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Toronto and Montreal
Montreal and Boston
Boston and Toronto
Calgary and Vancouver
Calgary and Edmonton
Other

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Guest0202
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Posted - 11/26/2008 :  16:38:32  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately I think most of the best rivalries are done and gone or too one sided now... Colorado - Detroit, Toronto - Montreal/Ottawa, NYR - NYI, Philly - All other eastern conference teams, Cgy - Edm/Van... etc etc. With the way team turnover is in the "new NHL" teams don't get a chance to build up that hate we as fans all love. These days it's just the fans hating another team's fans, but that doesn't really translate on the ice.
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HockeyFan12
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Posted - 11/26/2008 :  16:43:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How do you forget Edmonton / Calgary??
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Guest0202
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Posted - 11/26/2008 :  16:45:02  Reply with Quote
It's in there...
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HockeyFan12
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Posted - 11/26/2008 :  18:18:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
it is now. haha but it wasnt
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Axey
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Posted - 11/26/2008 :  20:52:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Habs/ Bruins rivalry is real strong if you ask me, and the Leafs and Habs is still there but not nearly as intense as it once was. The game is becoming Europeanized and taking away the hate between teams.

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Guest2559
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Posted - 11/27/2008 :  12:09:43  Reply with Quote
Toronto - Ottawa is a gooder .
Edmonton - Calgary will never die.
The one I miss the most Edmonton - Dallas those were allways dandy games.
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Matt_Roberts85
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Posted - 11/27/2008 :  13:14:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Columbus vs nashville........lol

There is no "I" in team, but there is an "M" and an "E".
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slozo
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Posted - 11/28/2008 :  07:29:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Historically, Toronto/Montreal is longer and more storied, but right now, it's clearly Calgary/Edmonton. Two good teams with no love, and the games are always good.

Boston/Montreal comes a close second, I think - seen some good games there too, and both teams are battling it out in the standings.

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Guest9838
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Posted - 11/28/2008 :  09:09:27  Reply with Quote
Just because games are half decent doesn't mean there's a good fierce rivalry, it just means it was a good game.

In the last Boston/Montreal game Savard talked Laraque out of fighting Lucic... AND LARAQUE LISTENED!!! When you can talk an enforcer for the opposing team out of fighting, you don't have a rivalry. Laraque should have pounded Savard for telling him what to do.

And c'mon Toronto/Mtl? yes good games, but is Antropov spouting hate for Kovalev before the game? Is there going to be a line brawl with Price and Toskala jumping in? I don't think so. The history with Grabovski is the only thing that could be remotely considered as new basis for a rivalry. There's got to be renewed battles again and again to keep the fire of a rivalry going, and I'm sorry but that just isn't out there any more. These days the best we see are good games, reminisce on good history, and the rivalries are confined to the stands...
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