Originally Posted by nilan30
Looking forward to Montreal Buffalo games. That used to be a fantastic rivalry but has been so dead for years. But now with potential line matchups like Kaleta-Ott-McCormick vs Prust-Armstrong-White/Moen there is potential for fireworks in these games again.
Agreed! It is going to be nice to see if some of the old rivalries heat back up. We know that BOS-BUF and MON-BUF are going to be chippy. My fave old rivalry was TOR and BUF, fueled by Rayzor-Domi scraps.
I even get bothered a little by the head taps and back-claps guys give to one another after a dustup. I know most of these guys are friends off the ice, but it does make a show and trivializes how they just tried to knock each other senseless. I think the lack of showboating shows more respect for a fellow combatant than a pat on the back.