The only Hawks I like are those that migrate over Duluth in early fall
GO WILD!!!! ... or at least score a few goals every once inawhile, won't ya
It is with great sadness that I must say au revoir to my dearly departed Columbus Blue Jackets. ESPN the Magazine has rated the Jackets dead last as the team least likely to EVER win a championship in their fans' lifetimes...not just in the NHL, but across ALL four major sports leagues.
I've been a fan since the team appeared on the scene over ten years ago, but I have moved away from Columbus over the last few years, and there's really nothing anymore to tie me to Jackets. In addition, team ownership/management has decided not to field a competitive team for some reason. The last straw was when they traded Rick Nash (the ONLY good player we've ever had in Columbus) to New York for some used hockey sticks and a bag of pucks.
Since I'd like to at least have a prayer of my team actually winning Lord Stanley's Cup at some point in my lifetime, I need to choose a real team to root for. Being as I now live in northern Florida, the natural choice would be the closest team -- the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have an exciting core of players including Stamkos, St. Louis, Lindback, and Conacher.
However, I thought I'd throw it out to you, my CM brethren, to see if I'm missing a better long-term choice. Now, the team doesn't have to be on the precipice of a championship this season. I'd settle for just having a realistic chance of winning the Cup in my lifetime.
OK, have at it guys and gals! What team should I pick now that I've freed myself of the Columbus anchor? Where is ownership actually commited to winning? Where is the best young core of players? Convice me!
Well, the Penguins, of course! Our neighbors!
But really, don't give up on the Jackets!!!!!!!!!! Root for two teams like I do!
What a fun team to root for, especially this season. Second-longest point streak ever. My parents used to watch the 'Hawks in Chicago when they were one of the "original six" franchises (way back in the day).
One vote for Chicago.
Thanks, Edward. I'll look at the Wings, but old habits die hard, my friend.
One vote for the Red Wings.