This year's darling team?

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  1. Siludin

    Siludin Registered User

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    Anyone have a guess at this year's darling team? Not necessarily a cup favourite, but a team that will quickly become everyone's "second team" for the year? Ideally you won't pick your home team for this unless you feel they objectively stand out in this regard

    So far I have a soft spot for Florida. I hope they stay healthy and break through this year.
     
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    Carolina.
     
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    Florida's a good pick. Have some big shoes to fill after Vegas last year, though.

    Most likely there won't be one, in my opinion.
     
  5. Czarchuk

    Czarchuk Go Flames Go!

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    You know, they may be in the same division but I really admire the locker room chemistry the Sharks have going. The camaraderie is just fantastic, just look at how happy Kane and Karlsson are over there. I would say they’d be mine if the Flames don’t play too well this season (which is unlikely in my opinion).

    Florida, AZ and NYI would be good picks too. NYI for the love reason of Tavares leaving them. I’m really wishing the Isles the best.
     
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    goonybird AngryBirds

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    totally. definitely. very serious.
     
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    I agree with the people saying Arizona. I really want them to start winning some games!
     
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    Grittys team
     
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    guessing SJ receives a lot of bandwagon fans. Might see Buffalo get some more love if Dahlin-Eichel-Mittlestadt get off to a good start.
     
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    Vegas all over again.
     
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    I wanted to say Carolina because of the obvious Scott Darling joke but also my answer is genuinely Carolina.
     
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    Naw. I think that bandwagon is done...the newness of that team is worn off.
    People have very short memories nowadays
     
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    Kamiccolo Big Chungus

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    It will be a small market team that gets not a ton of exposure and doesn't have a ton of fans. The reason is that A) IF they win people won't really have to deal with a ton of gloating and B) they usually aren't rivals to anyone so fans don't care to see them win.

    Like would you rather the Coyotes won the cup this year or a division rival or a team with stars that have won tons already or a team that gets a ton of coverage?

    Everyone would take the Coyotes there.
     
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    Double ought gritts team.
     
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    Leafs, everyone loves them so much.
     
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    I will say that the Sens have received a surprising amount of sympathy from HF and we appreciate it.
     
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    Leafs, Habs, Canucks and Pens potentially
     
  19. SergeConstantin74

    SergeConstantin74 Always right.

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    Flyers because of Gritty
     
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    As hockey fans we legitimately feel for you guys. No fans deserve the **** Melnyk is pulling.
     
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    The Coyotes having success would be a real feel good story.
     
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    Philadelphia on paper seem like a handful.
     
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    Leafs, IMO there are two types of Hockey fans:

    1.Leafs fans

    2.Hockey fans that don't know they're Leafs fans yet
     
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    Silky mitts It’s yours boys and girls and babes let’s go!

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    Got to be the Sharks, they've got the #1 guy people want to see win a Cup in Joe and they'll probably be fun to watch
     
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    The Pittsburgh Penguins, duh.
     

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