Who is each team’s biggest rival?

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  1. Rangediddy

    Rangediddy The puck was in

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    Every team has a rival, some more intense than others. Some teams are each other’s biggest rival (Flames and Oilers), but some team’s biggest rivals aren’t their rival’s biggest rival (Montreal’s might be Boston, Boston’s might not be Montreal).

    Anyone able to name each team’s main rival right now?
     
  2. Isaac Nootin

    Isaac Nootin I'm always right.

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    Historically for Toronto it's been Montreal.

    Currently however, I'd list Boston at the top.
     
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    This is a great question. For the Ducks our play-off rival would be Nashville. With their success against us I doubt their fans worry about us though.
    Cross-town rivals of course would be LA Kings but there is limited play-off history to cement that.
     
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    Historically Penguins' biggest rival has always been Flyers, but I'd say the Capitals have surpassed them .
     
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    Used to be the Red Wings but it's the Wild now.
     
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    Penguins’ rival has usually been the Flyers but they have have been irrelevant for quite awhile, so it’s been the Caps as of late.
     
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    The flyers and pens used to be a good rivalry... not really anymore.

    I honestly don’t think the flyers have a set-in-stone rivalry matchup.

    Their biggest rival seems to be themselves. They kill any chance they have to do something big in the playoffs.
     
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    Caps biggest rival is easily the Pens.
     
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    We don't have one :(
     
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    FOr teh Flames, obviously the Oilers are our #1 rival, but there is a pretty healthy dislike for everything Vancouver too. I'd argue Anaheim & LA are a toss up for 3rd.
     
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    For Chicago it’s definitely St. Louis. No doubt.
     
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    Kings, Sharks. Ritual dance off, ritual murder off.

    Ducks crosstown too and those regular season games have been heaaaated lately but with only one oddly-respectful and evenly-matched playoff series to date it's 2nd place.

    I imagine Vegas games are going to look a little spicier this year too after the repeated targeting of Kopitar's head.
     
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    The Rangers are up there too.
     
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    Despite not playing against eachother in the playoffs for a couple decades Montreal-Toronto. I've never really considered Boston a rival, don't find their fans as hard to take.

    Of course neither is much of a rivalry at the moment.
     
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    For Montreal, it's Boston. Followed by Toronto and Ottawa.
     
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    I'd say for the Leafs it's HFB.
     
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    Well we have the Ducks, Sharks, Knights, and Flames.

    Not really sure who's our biggest rival though.
     
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    That Kings/Flames rivalry is becoming one of my favourite things in hockey.

    Like, Calgary's 'rivals' are Vancouver and Edmonton, and have been for many o years, but when one of them is rebuilding, and the other one took a decade to be partially relevant again, some of hate kind of went by the wayside.

    Just love the hate between Doughty and Tkachuk, just two scumbags, doing ******* things.
     
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    For Boston it’s Montreal
     
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    Isles' is easily the Rags
     
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    Nashville used to hate the Red Wings, but the Wings never really felt that way about Nashville. Nashville fans hate Duck fans and the teams don’t really like each other much either, but the success has been pretty one sided.
    The Pens and Jets are developing quite the dislike for all things Nashville ( and the feeling is mutual) but...

    I would have to say without a doubt that the Chicago and Nashville hate between the fanbases is the biggest rivalry. I think the teams actually really respect each other and enjoy the rivalry, but the fanbases hate each other completely and totally and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
     
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    RememberTheName SHL > NHL

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    For the Devils, it is either the Rags or Philly. Personally, I hate Philly far more though.
     
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    Ugh, are they really? Despite numerous PO meetings, the Rangers mostly feel like a tired matchup that all but guarantees a boring series. In fact, I'd say Philadelphia is our 2nd rivalest team behind the obvious Pens.
     
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    Well geographically it's Washington. Long-time divisional foe and about 4 hours from Raleigh. But we've never played them in the playoffs and DC is closer to Philly/Pittsburgh anyway. Never really developed one with Atlanta unfortunately.

    Playoff-wise; Buffalo, Boston, and New Jersey were our "foes" for hard-hitting and/or constant affairs (in NJs case) but no more. We had something brewing with Boston circa 2011 going back to 2009 and that 2011 regular season game where like half the Bruins roster went nuts and tried to fight every Hurricanes player, and Julien got thrown out, but Carolina didn't capitalize on it by being relevant.
     
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    The rangers rivalry with the devils and islanders is pretty much on par in terms of hatred. The more heated rival depends on the more successful team at any particular time

    I still dislike Boston the most but the rivalry between the rangers and bruins isn't as prevalent as before
     
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