Rivalries. Where would the NHL be without them? Sure, it makes money on every game that’s played, but when a team faces off against a hated rival, fans will flock to an arena if it isn’t already sold out to see their team take them on its nemesis.
Be it because of history or geographical location, most teams have that one or even two teams that their players are definitely going to be up for.
However, nowadays, rivalries are more and more being formed by individual players on each team or by teams facing each other in the playoffs.
This season, what are the hottest rivalries the league? Will history have its say or will the rivalries formed more recently be the more prominent ones?