Who do you support in the NHL & who are your favourite players?

kid_a

Club Legend
Apr 5, 2010
2,113
941
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Glory, Hammarby, Ajax, Canadiens
Started getting into hockey circa 2006 after I watched virtually all of the Olympic tournament that year.

Montreal Canadiens are my team in the NHL and HV71 are my Swedish team.

My fav player ever is Max Pacioretty, was gutted when he departed for the Golden Knights......but still love him.
 

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scottywiper

Brownlow Medallist
May 8, 2003
16,920
16,258
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Islanders, Nuggets
Everyone loves Barzal.

Went to 2 games in November...I love Brooklyn, even though it's nearly over.

I'm going back hopefully next December to watch another 5 or so
Went to my first NHL game in November at Barclays against Pens. Had a ball and Isles won on penalties. Been right into it since!
 

Shadowthorn

Premium Platinum 🏆
Jun 23, 2013
2,745
13,753
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
San Jose Sharks
Started following NHL in 2016. Listened to a lot of games since Richmond were trash. Follow it much more loosely now. Chose San Jose as my dad and brother go for the Ducks and I thought it might be interesting to mix things up with a rivalry, and there was no chance I was gonna go for the Queens.
 

Gala_29

Debutant
Oct 6, 2014
76
204
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Coyotes
I'm a fan of the Arizona Coyotes. Years ago (maybe 2006 or so) my mother bought me a Coyotes jersey, the old Picasso ones, being the curious person that I am I searched it up and have been following them ever since.

Favourite player for the yotes is Clayton Keller, enjoy watching Ovi too.
 

Drunkgoliath

Fear is the mind killer
Sep 2, 2018
3,440
4,484
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Essendon
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Avs, Spurs, ManU, Raiders, BlueJays
I'm a fan of the Arizona Coyotes. Years ago (maybe 2006 or so) my mother bought me a Coyotes jersey, the old Picasso ones, being the curious person that I am I searched it up and have been following them ever since.

Favourite player for the yotes is Clayton Keller, enjoy watching Ovi too.
The Kachina is the best Jersey in sports. Bar none
 
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Lethality

Hall of Famer
Oct 23, 2014
30,406
35,852
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Melbourne Victory, NY Rangers
I support the Rangers. It happened quite organically, just like with my AFL side. I've been following the NHL since about 2014, although I've always liked ice hockey. The speed, power, continuous play and the scoring system are probably my favourite things about it.

My favourite players are all the obvious superstars of the game. Nikita kucherov (sp) is probably my favourite opposition player just because of the special things he does that no other player even attempts.
 

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TheStinger

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 23, 2009
12,707
1,299
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St Kilda
Other Teams
Penguins, Aston Villa, Adel Utd.
My favourite players are all the obvious superstars of the game. Nikita Kucherov (sp) is probably my favourite opposition player just because of the special things he does that no other player even attempts.
That bullshit "no move" deke that he has done on a couple of goals where he pushes the puck towards the goalie and then just waves his stick past the puck and lets it slide through the five hole is just ridiculous. When he first did it, everyone wasn't sure if he completely meant it. Now that he has done it a few times, he is just making goalies mad.
 

Strigoi

Not your average sheep
Sep 2, 2019
946
1,730
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Penguins, Stars, Storm
I follow the Pittsburgh Penguins. I’ve stuck with them through thick and thin. It’s been great to watch the teams develop over the years from pre-Lemieux to where they are today.
Crosby, Hornqvist, Letang, and Orpik are my favorite players. Many are awesome to watch, but I find those the most fascinating.
And the Pens just won back-to-back games.Woot!! 👍🖤💛
My all time favorite goalie is Gilles Meloche. I was sitting low, behind the glass at a game and saw him make the most incredible save. My jaw dropped. You never forget those special moments. 😁
 

greatgatsby

Club Legend
Oct 17, 2010
2,126
1,899
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Wash Caps, Swan Districts
I follow the Kings because I support LA in every American Sport (apart from NFL), also they have the best celebrity supporters.

On CPH1611 using BigFooty.com mobile app
Having lived in DC in the past I pretty much do this too - been fun the last couple of years supporting the Nats and Caps. The Redskins under this owner, however, have lost me along with plenty of Washingtonians.
 

Agent93

#RebelforLife
Sep 10, 2010
17,496
21,681
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
I'm a Leafs fan since '93 since I saw Doug Gilmour's double OT goal in the playoffs against St Louis. Right now, Mitch Marner is my favourite player but I've still got a soft spot for Tyler Bozak and was glad he won a cup last season.
 

juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
18,479
23,426
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
New York Jets
I think I landed on the Islanders because I already followed the Jets in the NFL so I liked the NY affinity and I love the Orange/Blue colours and the logo. I don't like Orange/Blue enough to follow the Knicks though even though their uniforms are awesome and if they ever get their shit together they'll be huge.
 

jcase

Draftee
Feb 6, 2019
10
8
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
NFL Vikings, MLB Twins, NHL Wild
Wild. Jason Zucker was my fave but of course he was just traded to the Penguins.
The North Stars were the first pro sports team I latched on to as a kid and then became a fan of all Minnesota pro teams.
 

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