Who is your 2nd favorite team this season?

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  1. my name is Bob

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    As the title says.

    We all have our die hard teams that we defend and cheer for.

    But who is your 2nd favorite team and why?
    Are they a new favorite as of this year or have you cheered for them for a while?


    Personally, Winnipeg is a 2nd for me. Well rounded and competitive
     
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    Ill deny I ever said this BUT I just moved to Chicago a couple months ago from Tennessee and I wouldnt go as far as saying the Blackhawks are a favorite of mine but I follow them for being the team in this city. Im still rooting for the downfall dont get me wrong, but god da*n it if Debrincat doesnt peak my interest
     
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    Leafs and Sharks
     
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    Blues fan

    Flyers are my second favorite team. Why? Because I said so
     
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    San Jose probably. Soft spot for Montreal/Philly too.
     
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    I ****ing hate every NHL team that isn’t the Sharks.
     
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    Whoever is playing LA and SJ
     
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    After the Flames, its always the Bruins and Blues.
     
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    My favourite player all time is Scott Stevens, so I have a long time soft spot for New Jersey. They were the first team I ever wanted to win to do so, in 1995.

    I also have sympathies for San Jose, as one of my besties is a long time Joe fan, and I really like a lot of what they do. Same applied for Washington, as a kind of “Vancouver east” before they bucked the demons and pulled it off.
     
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    I'm a Habs fan

    To me it's always about cheering players, more than teams.

    I always root for Pit because of Crosby. But it has more to do with me wanting to see him personally succeed than the team do well (ie i wouldn't want them to win the cup if Crosby plays 20 games and has 3 points - to me it's more about how many points he can rack up/look good individually)

    In a similar sense and on equal footing - PK Subban and Nashville.

    Which happens to be my pick for the SCF. Pitt vs Nashville.
     
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    For too long, maybe, TB was always high on my secondary favorite list. In fact, I often used them as the proof in the debate that hockey will work in FL, even while the Panthers ownership was busy Melnyking around for more than a decade. I still don't hate them, but I'm starting to dislike them maybe a little bit more every ****ing time they pull one out of their ass against FL after being outplayed for most of the game. !!Vasilevskii!!!! (Said similar as to when Seinfeld encounters Newman)
     
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    Being British, I am contractually bound to root for plucky underdogs, so Calgary and Vancouver. It doesn't hurt that they both have exciting young players and suspect goaltending - lots of goals.
     
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    Flyers or flames, like the blues a lot also.

    Big matt tkachuk and b schenn fan
     
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    Dallas Stars this season for Miro Heiskanen and that Seguin and Radulov are fine players.

    After Bruins (my NHL team) I tend to keep tabs on the Blues, Islanders, Devils and Nashville for Rinne with a nod also to Finnesota.

    Of the Canadian teams Ottawa for the shenanigans happening currently and that I hope their fans receive the exit of Melnyk they deserve.

    Not any teams I dislike as I love the game more but Maple Leafs I can make an exception. ;^)
     
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    If you have two teams you are not a real fan of the first.
     
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    Well Caps have been my 2nd favorite team for a while but mostly to see Ovi win a cup. Now that it’s happened I might shift to the Sharks
     
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    Ottawa, don't want Colorado getting a good pick.
     
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    Part of me agrees, but also a part of me thinks it is not very strange to cheer for an Eastern and a Western team. Mostly because you need the other team (in the other conference) to win their games against "your own" conference. The chance your 2 favourite teams ever meet in the finals, is pretty slim.
     
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    Ottawa fan

    My 2nd favorite team is Tampa Bay. My mom lives in Tampa. When i visit her we always go to the games. it is a really entertaining atmosphere so its hard not to cheer for them. I hope they take home the cup this year.
     
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    My 2nd favorite team this year is all the non-playoff teams in the metro so they have a smaller chance at Hughes
     
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    Calgary is mine, has been for a while. Just a combination of liking their style of play growing up (Iginla era), they've had some nice jerseys, 'C' of Red is a good crowd, and I like their current roster too.
     
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    You can't love two teams in the same league for sure but liking or keeping an interest in others' season is ok IMO.

    One should remember that there are a lot of overseas fans who already have their own country's national league team to follow so quite norm to follow the fortunes of a second or so in another European league or KHL particularly in the NHL.

    Just my opinion.
     

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