This topic is more than my team hates your team, and like the best of all time debate, it's ever evolving.
There are the classic rivalries that span back to the days of the Original Six, like the Toronto and Montreal rivalry, though that one has lost steam since the last realignment.
As the old ones fade, new ones grow, like the New York Rangers-New Jersey Devils rivalry, or the Chicago-Vancouver one that has sparked in the last few seasons.
Sure there are the teams that float around the bottom of the league and are the verbal punching bag for the rest of the teams, but the ones that have become personal are the ones fans love to debate.
What is more is how the debate has evolved in recent years.
Twitter and Facebook have become huge platforms for fans to espouse their love of their team, and how much better it is than yours.
Now even the teams themselves are getting into the mix, as was seen during this years playoffs when some teams' official Twitter feeds (TheProvince.com) were trash-talking the other guys.
Some try to play on humor, while others can get a little on the harsh side, at least for fans of the team being made fun of, as was the case when the L.A. Kings Twitter feed told the rest of Canada, “You’re Welcome.”
Some fans took offense to this, but it has now added a new dynamic to the rivalries and the debates surrounding them, allowing the teams to promote the rivalry in, hopefully, a light-hearted and amusing way.
Who has the better team is a topic that, like the previous slide, will always be debated, and is one some fans love to have. Whether it gets heated or remains jovial, it will never die.