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Now we know who has the best fans in the division

Posted on: May 2, 2008 1:48 am
 
I'm no longer sore over the Minnesota Wild's 4-2 series loss to the Colorado Avalanche. If anything, it helped me in a few ways because:

A) It further pointed out our flawed blue line which NEEDS to be changed over the offseason

B) Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard are going to be bonafide Stars in the NHL, and...

C) Most importantly - we are the best fans in the Northwest Division, if not the conference.

I know it looks like I'm absolutely jumping for my high horse, that's not the case. After following the Avalanche in their second-round matchup with the Red Wings, one thing became obviously clear - Colorado is home to incredibly fair-weathered fans.

They gloated when their team beat mine. They said it had nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the refs. They said it had nothing to do with our injury-depleted defense. They had the audacity to say that their team, and fans, were better.

Fast-forward to this series, and my, how the tables turned. After the first game, the Avs fans hung around. Said they were still in the series. After Game 2's drubbing, the hypocrisy came by the shovel-full. They said the refs were throwing the game, that the Red Wings had too many penalties. They said that the NHL wanted Detroit to win. They said that they were suffering from key injuries. And now that the Wings put an eight-spot (or, "The Ocho" for fans of the movie Dodgeball) on Jose Theodore aka "The One-Series Wonder," the fans have completely disappeared.

I'm sorry. I couldn't hold back. I had to sink my teeth into those posts. Was it mature? Probably not, though my articulation and logic were impeccable as usual. Was it necessary? No, they knew they aren't hardcore fans. Was it fun?

You bet your ass it was fun.

I'm a fan of all sports so my summer will be spent playing baseball and golf, watching a little bit of them on TV, catching a Twins game every week or so. I have things to occupy my time. So I'll be writing some baseball blogs this summer, and also reporting on any moves the Wild make. I'm sad the Wild didn't move on, but boy did I enjoy watching the second round of these playoffs.

Keep your stick on the ice,

~ Robtangle

Category: NHL
Comments

Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2008 11:11 pm
 

Now we know who has the best fans in the division

There u go!!!!

wild fans r the best and we will get a championship soon!!!

GO WILD!!!!!!!!




Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2008 11:11 pm
 

Now we know who has the best fans in the division

There u go!!!!

wild fans r the best and we will get a championship soon!!!

GO WILD!!!!!!!!




Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2008 2:38 am
 

Now we know who has the best fans in the division

Well put Rob, well put.


We will get there, we have too many bright futures to not.


The Gophers offense is back from its year off too, time for Maruicci to get raucous again.



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2008 1:12 am
 

Now we know who has the best fans in the division

yeah the braves were the first team i ever saw as a young one. their farm system has a few arms that have potential. Its just a matter of them relaxing and just throwing the ball. Today was good Hudson threw a CG 3 hitter. 11-1 twins! thats what i like to see!



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2008 11:59 pm
 

Now we know who has the best fans in the division

Braves fan, huh Nordby? Hope you guys win some one-run games for a change, you'd be leading your division if you did. I think Smoltz back in the pen is going to be a good move but unless your farm system is deep, you're going to need another starter to contend.

And Warped, enjoy Colorado. I hear their state does at least a better job of managing than Joel Quenville.




Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 5:37 pm
 

Now we know who has the best fans in the division

Very Good very good. From what i can tell 85% of colorado fans are a joke. they are full of excuses when their teams lose and are incredibly hard headed. when they win they blast "we are the champions" throughout the streets of denver. Good luck to the twins this year. Take out the tigers for me. Yeah i'm from michigan but i have never liked them. See you next year Wild! You have a good foundation to build on and arguably the best fans in hockey.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2008 10:17 am
 

Now we know who has the best fans in the division

Yeeeeeaaaaa!!  Preach, brotha, preach!  Unlike some nameless pastors in Illinois, your blog tells it like it is, with the blinding light of logical clarity to back it up.  I'm off to Denver in a few weeks for some R&R, so I'll make sure to post copies of this blog in many prominent areas for ya.  That'll teach the oxygen deprived to mess around with Wild fans:)


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