Any of you fans switch teams or thinking about it?

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  1. drs151

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    I’m 31 years old and was a huge Gretzky fan growing up I have been a kings fan ever since 1992 because of Gretzky. 2012 and 2014 were awesome but ever since I was about 18-19o I’ve just felt like the kings were more of a childhood team and I found myself cheering for the habs more often than not( even tho I cried like a baby in 1993 lol). I have French ancestry and I love the history of the canadiens.


    Anyone else go through this? It feels very strange to switch teams but it’s just hard for me to get excited about a team that’s based in California.
    Subconsciously I think I have been a habs fan for many years I just havnt admitted it to myself.

    From this day forward I now declare myself a Montreal Canadiens fan.

    I’ll always have a soft spot for the kings but the heart wants what the heart wants.
     
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  3. Scholarships

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    Never have
     
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    I find myself more a fan of players than I am of teams as I get older.

    I'll still be psyched if Edmonton wins a cup though because I know how much it would mean for the city.
     
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    I find it impossible to switch teams.

    Sometimes I will cheer for certain teams in the playoffs when my team is out but that's usually temporary
     
  6. drs151

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    Yah during regular season I always watch the best players instead of teams. I rarely miss a Mcdavid game these days. And the same with sid and Ovechkin
     
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    Phaneuf will judge you.
     
  8. Mike Farkas

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    Never in a million years. If I ever considered it seriously, I would stop watching the game all together...
     
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    F L Y E R S Orange & Black

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    Listen here bucko.....you just don't switch teams
     
  10. drs151

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    Well I just did come at me bro

    Haha to be honest I do feel a little ****ty about it. But what am I supposed to do cheer for a team I havnt really cares about in a long time?
     
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    Frank the Tank Blue, you're my boy!

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    I can proudly say that I never wavered from being a diehard Oilers fan living in Chicago from 2010-15 when my team was winning draft lotteries while the local team was winning Cups. If anything, I probably started cheering more against the Hawks than anything.
     
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    I think him using the word "bucko", it's Flyers just trying to be light-hearted and funny. In truth, are the Canadiens in the time zone that you live in? That would definitely help.
     
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    Being an Oil fan is truly suffering.

    I don't think there is one fan base in all of sports that is more tortured than the Oilers.

    Maybe the Vikings.
     
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    Well if you just read my original post I quite clearly stated why but that’s ok you just keep continuing to tell me why I’m switching. I’ve played 2 years of junior 13 year of senior. Hockey is a huge part of my life. I’m as pure as it gets when it comes to hockey. I just don’t think me switching teams from something I picked when I was 5 changes that
     
  15. Billy Kvcmu

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    Coming from a “Kings fan” just when the Kings starts to suck
    LOL
     
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    haha...people calling you a phony

    cheer for whatever team you want.
     
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    I don't really know how to switch teams even if I wanted to.

    The Oilers are too deeply ingrained in my psyche at this point. No matter what happens, or how much I hate the decisions the organization makes... I still love them like a family member. Even if I hate them sometimes.
     
  18. drs151

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    No I’m from Saskatchewan. I’ve never really felt all that close to the nhl. I mean the jets are back and I’ve been to a couple games but I havnt seen a lot of nhl action
     
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    Never, no matter how bad it got. I've been a fan of other teams as well such as Pittsburgh, Quebec/Colorado and Buffalo but Edmonton will always be my #1.
     
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    Good for you. I dont think that i'd choose the habs mind you :) . A few kings fans switched to the knights when they started up. Kings hockey is pretty dreadful to watch at present. Just lifeless.
     
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    The thought has never crossed my mind. And never will. I'm sticking by my team for the long haul.
     
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    Lol fair enough but I went through many dark years with the kings. The timing is just a coincidence. I havnt watched a kings regular season game in probably 2 years and watched probably about 50 habs games. I love the crowd I love the atmosphere I love the hostility.
     
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    Same, if the Canucks doesn’t exist, I probably quit being a hockey fan
     
  24. NHLpls

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    Get off my board.
     
  25. Billy Kvcmu

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    2 years heh?
    When was the last time the Kings were a good team? Oh right,...about 2 years ago

    But it’s a coincidence you say
     

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