While I have no rooting interest in the Chicago LA series and don’t dislike either team right now, the games have become unbearable to follow on social media. All you see is complaining about the Kings being called Flyers west by media and fans. Personally all I see is the complaining and not the actual Flyers west comments. But the complaining is just as annoying. Granted, those people have every right to be annoyed, but I personally do not get the big deal.
My current favorite NHL’ers are:
James van Riemsdyk
You better believe that I will follow those three no matter where their careers go. Timonen is easy because he said he will only come back next season if it’s with the Flyers. But I make it a point to watch Leafs games when I can to watch JVR work his magic. And I will always root for the Wild in the west because I just love Granlund so much.
Of course I would love to see all three hoist a Stanley Cup. The Flyers will always come first, but those three are very important to me. I don’t care who they go on to play for, I will cheer them on like crazy.
Many Flyers fans loved Richards, Carter, and even Williams. So why shouldn’t they have every right to root for those guys to have success both individually and with their team?
Picture your favorite player. Does he play for your favorite team? If so, think of one you love who does not. I guarantee that the idea of him hoisting the Stanley Cup would make you so happy and proud.
So why aren’t Flyers fans allowed to root for the Kings? It’s just silly to act like they can’t.
Personally I love Brown and Quick for the Kings and Kane and HOSSA for the Hawks so it cancels out and I don’t care who wins. But if Timonen, JVR, or Granlund ever played for the Kings, they would put them over for me and I’d really be rooting for the Kings as long as they aren’t playing the Flyers.
I do not necessarily agree with having a second favorite team if you put that team ahead of your favorite team at any time. But I’m all for finding a strong rooting interest for a team with a player or players you really love on that team. Sports are a passion of mine and when I find players I have a passion to watch and root for, I am going to hope for all the success in the world for those players.