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2020-05-14 11:39:21 AM  
Won't give up or won't let go? I was expecting a list of things like,

Anaheim Ducks: Leaving the hockey game to go to the beach
Detroit Red Wings: Throwing seafood on the ice
Montreal Canadiens: Whining about perfect officiating that doesn't help them
 
2020-05-14 1:26:39 PM  
Naw, Hairspray is pretty much the only grudge Leafs fans are really holding onto.  Everything else is just part of the overall misery.
 
2020-05-14 1:36:39 PM  
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2020-05-14 1:42:14 PM  
A few there for the Penguins. I was devastated when Jagr wanted to leave Pittsburgh and got his wish. Of course over time I as many Penguins fans forgave him for that. The others I was too young to remember, but it looked like the 1993 listing was a stinger.
 
2020-05-14 2:06:08 PM  
While the old Ducks uniforms look great as uniforms, I like the modern ones better on t-shirts and hats.

Getting rid of the Disney branding doesn't bother me at all.

The thing I won't give up is my hatred for Calgary.
 
2020-05-14 2:11:01 PM  
Fark Norm Green!
 
2020-05-14 2:23:18 PM  
The Lemieux hit on Draper is way up there.

Bettman specifically changing the instigator rule in the 09 playoffs to let Malkin play in Game 3 is also way up there. By the rule as written, Malkin should have sat for Game 3 since he got an instigator in the last two minutes.
 
2020-05-14 2:37:04 PM  
Islanders fan here. I kinda had a feeling that the pajama boy happenings would make the list. Kind of delighted it made the headline picture.

I don't begrudge Tavares leaving to go to his hometown team. I do begrudge all of the "I want to be an islander for my entire career" bullshiat he was spouting. I don't appreciate that he couldn't be more upfront with the team about his plans and by proxy prevented us from getting a small fortune back for him in a trade.

The first game that he came back to the Island was spectacular to watch.
 
2020-05-14 2:55:55 PM  
Haven't read the list yet. For Boston let me guess.

In order depending on the age of the reader:
1. Matt Cooke being a shiatbag.
2. Ulf Samuelsson being a shiatbag.
3. Too many men on the ice.
4. The night the power went out against the Oilers when they were winning.
 
2020-05-14 2:57:31 PM  
Many consider the 2010-11 Canucks the best team never to win.

I mean, they were damn good and had more depth than the 2010-2011 Bruins, but...jeez, never thought of them in that light.

Didn't they basically have the same core together for at least 5 seasons and have a few early playoff flameouts (especially after) their Stanley Cup run?
 
2020-05-14 3:09:52 PM  

NetOwl: While the old Ducks uniforms look great as uniforms, I like the modern ones better on t-shirts and hats.

Getting rid of the Disney branding doesn't bother me at all.

The thing I won't give up is my hatred for Calgary.


Whenever I see the webbed duck foot logo and the orange/black color scheme of the Anaheim Ducks, I can't help but think it's a west coast imitation of the Philadelphia Flyers, especially fitting that they used that around the Stanley Cup years when they had a collection of the league's hated players like Chris Pronger (funny that they also had Teemu Selanne; everybody loves that guy).

Prefer the wine and teal, and the old logo. But I am a Kings fan that owns a '70s Rogie Vachon-era jersey, so WTF do I know.

Most of the Pacific Division is spot on in the article.
 
2020-05-14 3:14:06 PM  

Sword and Shield: Bettman specifically changing the instigator rule in the 09 playoffs to let Malkin play in Game 3 is also way up there. By the rule as written, Malkin should have sat for Game 3 since he got an instigator in the last two minutes.


This is not true. Earlier that same year Scott Walker got an instigator in Game 5 vs. Boston and was allowed to play Game 6.
 
2020-05-14 3:21:13 PM  

soopey: Haven't read the list yet. For Boston let me guess.

In order depending on the age of the reader:
1. Matt Cooke being a shiatbag.
2. Ulf Samuelsson being a shiatbag.
3. Too many men on the ice.
4. The night the power went out against the Oilers when they were winning.


3rd tries the charm!
 
2020-05-14 3:42:07 PM  
How traditional are things really?  The hockey haircut scarcely exists on the ice or in the stands.
 
2020-05-14 3:58:05 PM  
Amazing how the big thing the Hurricanes " won't give up" is something from Hartford (over 23 years ago and counting). That's how insignificant and tradition-less Carolina is. My vote is for their pig mascot and his death defying antics with the Zamboni.
 
2020-05-14 4:12:19 PM  

soopey: 4. The night the power went out against the Oilers when they were winning.


The score was tied at 3 in the second.

Go Oil.
 
2020-05-14 4:13:22 PM  
As a Coyotes fan, the article nails it. We are basically Rodney Dangerfield.

We also won't give up the desire to see that smug little biatch Dustin Brown smashed in the face and left for roadkill.
 
2020-05-14 4:14:35 PM  

Killer Cars: Many consider the 2010-11 Canucks the best....


I would have gone with the '95 Dead Things... they got crushed by the Devils, but that was a good team!

And the Canucks suck. Everyone knows this.
 
2020-05-14 5:55:27 PM  
I don't know a single fan Devils fan who still cares about Kovalchuk. I do know several who still hate Avery, and one or two who complain about Esa Tikkanen(sp?)'s foot in '94.

The Shoveller: I would have gone with the '95 Dead Things... they got crushed by the Devils, but that was a good team!


I'm a life long Devils fan, but I always had a soft spot for the Red Wings(I have no idea why - probably because growing up I really liked Yzerman). I'm still amazed NJ swept them, but as a result, I got to be there when they won. Dad was a season ticket holder, and I got to go to Game 4 because his friend chose Game 6, thinking no way in hell would it be 4 and done.

/you can "see" me in that pic of them on the ice with the Cup
//short red blur standing next to a taller red blur
 
2020-05-14 6:09:50 PM  
Bill Wirtz?

Bill Wirtz.
 
2020-05-14 6:20:20 PM  

kdawg7736: A few there for the Penguins. I was devastated when Jagr wanted to leave Pittsburgh and got his wish. Of course over time I as many Penguins fans forgave him for that. The others I was too young to remember, but it looked like the 1993 listing was a stinger.


David Steckel breaking Crosby's neck is an obvious one that I felt was overlooked.  I remember the 93 loss and it was really bad, but that Steckel hit still bugs me.
 
2020-05-14 6:55:04 PM  

desertgeek: As a Coyotes fan, the article nails it. We are basically Rodney Dangerfield.

We also won't give up the desire to see that smug little biatch Dustin Brown smashed in the face and left for roadkill.


Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa. Phoenix Coyotes vs Chicago Blackhawks 4/17/12 NHL Hockey
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Raffi Torres doesn't kamikaze the Blackhawks' Marian Hossa, there is no reason for Coyotes fan to hate Dustin Brown. Also, only Shane Doan showed up in the 2012 conference final.

If it weren't for the Kings' 2014 Cup which included the article's San Jose humiliation and beating the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 OT in the Western Conference Final, a lot of people would be saying their 2012 win was a fluke because of the Coyotes being in the WCF. That's the reasoning, I'm told.

For AZ, that might be on par with the lack of respect Carolina has, and they won a Stanley goddamn Cup.

And when I've talked more about why people think 2012 might have been a fluke, it's not because of an over-the-hill Devils squad found some remaining mojo to get comeuppance against the hated NY Rangers to get a Stanley Cup Finals ticket, or an unpredictable, coulda-been-contender St. Louis team showed up in the second round. Almost all say Arizona -- a few do mention the Canucks rolling into the playoffs as destined to fail, only at the top of their division because everyone else in it sucked.
 
2020-05-14 7:13:41 PM  

docilej: Amazing how the big thing the Hurricanes " won't give up" is something from Hartford (over 23 years ago and counting). That's how insignificant and tradition-less Carolina is. My vote is for their pig mascot and his death defying antics with the Zamboni.


We got a tradition.   We're the bunch of jerks.

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2020-05-14 7:32:48 PM  
fark I wish we had some playoff hockey right now.
 
2020-05-14 7:35:59 PM  

Killer Cars: Many consider the 2010-11 Canucks the best team never to win.

I mean, they were damn good and had more depth than the 2010-2011 Bruins, but...jeez, never thought of them in that light.

Didn't they basically have the same core together for at least 5 seasons and have a few early playoff flameouts (especially after) their Stanley Cup run?


Seriously?  They won the president's trophy by 10pts that year.
 
2020-05-14 7:48:08 PM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Fark Norm Green!


Always this!!! Norm Green can roast in hell, and I will happily add fuel to the fire he is roasting over. They are not the Dallas Stars, they are the Minnesota North Stars, and That NHL Franchise In Dallas should be re-named and get a new logo to avoid confusing the Dallas NHL franchise with the Minnesota North Stars, and they should also have a team legacy that begins with their arrival in Dallas.
 
2020-05-14 7:54:47 PM  
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2020-05-14 7:57:15 PM  

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Brad Marchand needs to get his sorry lame ass kicked up one side and down the other, a few dozen times, just on general principles.
 
2020-05-14 7:59:29 PM  

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Brad Marchand needs to get his sorry lame ass kicked up one side and down the other, a few dozen times, just on general principles.


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2020-05-14 8:26:40 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Raffi Torres doesn't kamikaze the Blackhawks' Marian Hossa, there is no reason for Coyotes fan to hate Dustin Brown. Also, only Shane Doan showed up in the 2012 conference final.

If it weren't for the Kings' 2014 Cup which included the article's San Jose humiliation and beating the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 OT in the Western Conference Final, a lot of people would be saying their 2012 win was a fluke because of the Coyotes being in the WCF. That's the reasoning, I'm told.

For AZ, that might be on par with the lack of respect Carolina has, and they won a Stanley goddamn Cup.

And when I've talked more about why people think 2012 might have been a fluke, it's not because of an over-the-hill Devils squad found some remaining mojo to get comeuppance against the hated NY Rangers to get a Stanley Cup Finals ticket, or an unpredictable, coulda-been-contender St. Louis team showed up in the second round. Almost all say Arizona -- a few do mention the Canucks rolling into the playoffs as destined to fail, only at the top of their division because everyone else in it sucked.


Brown injured a Coyotes player during a regular season game earlier in the year. That idiot Torres wouldn't have stopped him from doing it again. And if Torres hadn't clocked Hossa, he probably would've done something else in the playoffs to get himself banned.

I've maintained since 2012 that if we had beaten the Kings, the Coyotes would've won the Cup. I'll believe that until the day I croak. And it's not helping that they've been reairing games from the 2012 playoffs on Fox Sports AZ and there's been retrospective articles about that playoff run that have popped up.

Was it a fluke? Sure. But you could say the same thing about the Blues' run last year, the Bolts falling on their face last year, and Vegas' run in their expansion season. There's a lot of flukes in the Cup playoffs.

I'll just finish up with this: Watch the Shane Doan number retirement ceremony from last year. At 19:55, Bergman gets introduced. At 35:25, Dustin Brown says something in a video. Brown got more boos than Bergman.
 
2020-05-14 8:50:23 PM  

DOCTORD000M: Killer Cars: Many consider the 2010-11 Canucks the best team never to win.

I mean, they were damn good and had more depth than the 2010-2011 Bruins, but...jeez, never thought of them in that light.

Didn't they basically have the same core together for at least 5 seasons and have a few early playoff flameouts (especially after) their Stanley Cup run?

Seriously?  They won the president's trophy by 10pts that year.


1995 Wings were 27 points clear of #2, and 45 points up on the Devils.
 
2020-05-14 9:35:26 PM  

ClavellBCMI: The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Fark Norm Green!

Always this!!! Norm Green can roast in hell, and I will happily add fuel to the fire he is roasting over. They are not the Dallas Stars, they are the Minnesota North Stars, and That NHL Franchise In Dallas should be re-named and get a new logo to avoid confusing the Dallas NHL franchise with the Minnesota North Stars, and they should also have a team legacy that begins with their arrival in Dallas.


As a Dallas fan I can say that most of us don't care about the history of failure before the team moved down here. It was cool that we actually sold out our outdoor game.
 
2020-05-14 10:12:35 PM  

mrwragen: kdawg7736: A few there for the Penguins. I was devastated when Jagr wanted to leave Pittsburgh and got his wish. Of course over time I as many Penguins fans forgave him for that. The others I was too young to remember, but it looked like the 1993 listing was a stinger.

David Steckel breaking Crosby's neck is an obvious one that I felt was overlooked.  I remember the 93 loss and it was really bad, but that Steckel hit still bugs me.


I remember that one. That was low on Steckel's part.
 
2020-05-15 12:44:34 AM  

Flappyhead: Naw, Hairspray is pretty much the only grudge Leafs fans are really holding onto.  Everything else is just part of the overall misery.


Fraiser also screwed the Nordiques in 87.  Cote's goal was good.  Mention Ballard to us old Leaf fans and ya that's a grudge.

As for the Caps has to be The Islanders not Pens, and I think Islanders fans would say the Hunter'shiat from behind would be higher that JT leaving town.
 
2020-05-15 2:38:52 AM  
Late to the party, but how can you do a Flyers write up and not mention the curse of Pelle Lindbergh?
 
2020-05-15 10:13:14 AM  

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Brad Marchand needs to get his sorry lame ass kicked up one side and down the other, a few dozen times, just on general principles.


Yep, at least Claude Lemieux lived up to his reputation and turtled.
 
2020-05-15 1:37:04 PM  

soopey: Haven't read the list yet. For Boston let me guess.

In order depending on the age of the reader:
1. Matt Cooke being a shiatbag.
2. Ulf Samuelsson being a shiatbag.
3. Too many men on the ice.
4. The night the power went out against the Oilers when they were winning.


Game 7 last year.

/that was disgusting to watch
 
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