A few thoughts:
So Fuck the Canes.
Adopted Rangers fan in 1997. Lifelong New England/Boston sports fan growing up in northern CT. But given the Whale, the Bruins were a non-starter post franchise hi-jacking. My favorite non-Whalers was CT boy Brian Leetch, the NYR minor league affiliate Wolf Pack played in Hartford, and I gradually but intensely became a Blueshirts fan. Took maybe 10 years to fully take off as I needed a mourning / cleansing period.
I can’t believe the chaos in this years Stanley Cup Playoffs. I’ve never seen anything like it. 7 upsets, including the destruction and sweep of the historically good Bolts to the quick dismissal of Western Conference leader Flamers, all the way down to defending champ Caps, Crosby’s Pens, and very loaded and popular cup pick Nashville. Hated seeing the Jets go down early as well.
It’s wide open now but I’d like to see the Sharks play the Bruins as a hockey fan. I also want no part of the Bruins getting near another cup. I could live with the Blues. Isles have been fun to watch but only if they keep playing at Nassau…what a trip down memory lane that was.