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Ok I am taking a break from the whole spin the roulette series just to post this up in anticipation of the season aproaching.I recently got into a debate with a friend as to which games in the NHL are the best match ups. In the end I was able to come up with my top five match ups. Tell me what you think.

5)Dallas Vs SanJose : Well I will be honest I wasn't much of a fan until the end of last season where I watched these two duke it out in those end of regular season games. Then amplify everything by 10 for their Playoff matchup. Left my mouth hanging how hard they went at it. Will definitly be watching these two more in the regular season.

4)Leafs Vs Ottawa: I was always loved these matchups . Particularily from the 05-06 season where every match up was more or less a fight on ice that would involve everyone dropping the gloves and going at it.Only to have big Chara sweep in and toss players like Allison and McCabe around like rag dolls. Even with out Chara now and even McCabe , these are still going to be great matches.

3)Edmonton Vs Calgary : I have always been fond of Edmonton , and usually watch them play any night the Habs are not playing. But when they are playing Calgary in a battle of Alberta I will always be glued to the Tv to watch them go at it. Like the provincial rivals Ottawa and Toronto , I find Calgary and Edmonton go at it like animals , fighting for every loose puck and every rebound. Providing the fan ; which is to say I with possibily more entertainment then I can handle.

2)Colorado Vs Detroit : This one is a no brainer . Just the history behind these match-ups is enough to cause my mouth to salvitate. I like most can remember the mid90's match-ups between these two powerhouses. Even though times have changed and the intensity has slightly lessend. I still find these match-ups to be some of the best in the game .

1)Montreal Vs Original Six Teams : Ok I know this is not specific . But when ever the Habs match up against any original six team I find it a speacil treat that takes priority over everything but the basic functions. Such as breathing and bathroom. Which at times is even put on hold or forgotten about respectively in the heat of the moment.

Ok well that is about it for my favourites. how about yours?

P.S- For anyone that reads my Spin the Roulette series , as the season approaches and my time grows shorter . I want to be able to get at least 15 teams done before the season starts. So consider the wheel rigged for a bit , any team in particular you find interesting or suggest that I should do?
Filed Under:   Ontario   Alberta   original Six   Habs  
September 4, 2008 4:01 PM ET | Delete
Islanders vs Rangers?Rangers vs Devils?Two big ones you missed in my opinion
September 4, 2008 4:55 PM ET | Delete
I'm with latorrem1, Ranger vs Islanders has always been one of the greatest rivalries
September 4, 2008 5:27 PM ET | Delete
To each his own , I wanted to know everyones opinion on what was their favorites. Guess the Rnagers-Isles never stood out that muuch fro me. Will make an effort to watch more of those games.
September 4, 2008 6:18 PM ET | Delete
I will throw in Pens vs. Flyers as well. We hate them and they hate us. Crosby and Malkin have publicly admitted to not liking to play in Philly. Need I say more?That is one rivalry that always has a brawl a year. I agree with all of yours and feel the exact same way about Dallas and San Jose what a playoff series last year. With maybe the exception of Leafs/Sens, I think you hit the nail on the head when you talked about 05/06... the Leafs have been so bad the last few years, it has lost some of its luster for me.... great column tho much enjoyed
September 5, 2008 6:49 AM ET | Delete
What about pittsburg v washington? I find those games entertaining with as much speed and talent each team posses both on offence and defence. After watching the playoffs last year, philly v washington might be pretty good too,
September 5, 2008 8:13 PM ET | Delete
Pens vs Flyers?!?!?!?!? May be #2 in my opinion
September 6, 2008 3:42 PM ET | Delete
Pens Flygirls is easily the #1 rivalry in the NHL now. Hands down no question.
September 6, 2008 5:37 PM ET | Delete
Nothing will ever top Islanders vs Rangers especially if those teams could ever meet in the playoffs. Fans hate each other and both building are packed to the brim with both fans.Pens vs Flyers is pretty intense as well!
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