TAMPA – The best NHL rivalries bring the blood to a boil before the puck ever drops on the ice.
Montreal-Boston. Battle of Alberta. Rangers-Islanders. Sunshine State Showdown.
The later might not pop up right away when discussing the top rivalries in the league, but it should.
After what might have been the most entertaining playoff series last year - and that Game 1 perhaps the best game - that features offense, physical play, plays that stick in the memory bank for players down the road, it was already building momentum. Add in the fireworks from the first preseason meeting and the build up ...
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