Some NHL fans just want to see good competition once their teams are eliminated. But most are picking sides in the 2013 Stanley Cup finals.
Obviously, fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will root for their own teams. Many other fans have a team they like or dislike to root for or against, such as the Detroit Red Wings fan I talked to who cannot root for her Central Division rival, the Blackhawks, she has hated too long.
Normally, that would be fine. This season, however, it is truly the wrong choice.
Certainly this will receive the ire and ridicule of Boston, but the rest of the world should root against the Eastern Conference champion for the following five reasons.