Absurdity is good for comedy, but bad as a way of life...
Apparently a lot of people DO care. I am not sure how Detroit and Ottawa fit into any of your criteria. So, GO OILERS. You want 80s, they were the kings of the 80s. You want underdog/hardworking types, Craig MacTavish is their coach and Kevin Lowe is the GM, what else could they be? Kevin Lowe was one of the smartest players and has turned out to be one of the best GM's. We all know he is the one responsible for the olympic gold in Salt Lake. Are there any other options? I know, being from Southern Alberta you would face considerable abuse, but I have a feeling you are used to that...and maybe even thrive on it.
I'm sorry - I bow my head in shame. I'm sorry but I cannot support any of the teams. I hate to say it but if you are looking at the least of evils - GO Oilers GO.
wow two votes for the Greasers - i think?!
arghhhh, that last post was by yours truly
Well you did it again...not picking canucks...is a huge set back in your selection...
I am honoured that you took my consideration under advisement in listing Ottawa as one of the options.Listen, you could cheer for Edmonton, but as a result of living in Alberta, you kind of have to have some allegance to one of the Alberta teams by default. Everyone either likes Calgary or Edmonton. Detroit? Other then the fact that our Dad played for the Kleefeld Red Wings, I don't think you really have a leg to stand on. Ottawa, ah yes, Ottawa. Even when they are winning they are still slighted and seen as "surprising." All year we are forced to watch the other team from Ontario on Saturday nights, and only to have them lose to who? That's right Ottawa. No one will admit it, but the NHL doesn't want Ottawa to win. It makes them question whether they should consider not showing a half-rate hockey team on Saturday Night. Ottawa is a team that through hard work, and great managerial decisions has pulled itself up by the bootstraps and made something of themselves, much to the dismay of the CBC and the NHL. I realize the struggle with choosing a team that is doing well, and the appearance of being a band wagon jumper, but Ottawa will always be an underdog, as long as there are those people who where blue and white underwear with little pointy leaves on them.The best of both worlds, successful underdogs. And lest we forget the legacy of Roger Neilson.Respectfully submitted.
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