glen a richter wrote:
I suppose if you're going to lose in the playoffs, you should technically want the team that beat you to win it all. Otherwise you can just keep up with the "what ifs" rather than just accepting you genuinely lost to the better team. Still, I can't find myself rooting for Nashville.
I agree- there is some consolation in losing to the team that wins it all- it is comforting to think that no one could have beaten them, because no one did.
Then on the other hand, there is the hatred factor- I also want the team that beat my team to get bounced, because they are obviously a bunch of dirty assholes who only won because they are a bunch of cheating effers and only a dimwit fanbase could cheer for that team.
Then there's Nashville. And I don't hate them- I think they're actually a pretty damn good team, with (mostly) stand-up players. We haven't encountered them enough in the postseason to say there's really a deep-seated rivalry or ugly history there yet. However, this year I still want them to lose. The idea of Nashville winning a Cup before St. Louis does is absolutely sickening to me. To the point where I would rather see Crosby hoist the Cup again before seeing a Stanley Cup banner in Nashville.