If you’re interested in jumping in next time, we’ll be hosting #PuckChat on Twitter every Thursday. You can get an idea of what to expect here. We’ll have a morning session—and then an evening session for those who prefer to participate when they’re a little more awake. We’ll take the tweets from both sessions and put all the responses here.
So without further ado, here’s what the masses think!
Question #1: If you could have any two teams featured on 24/7, who would you want a behind-the-scenes look at?
@Adam_KOL: Minnesota and Carolina; two rabid fan bases that don’t get much attention or respect.
@amanada11: Clearly, I would say #Habs-#Bruins. But basically any good rivalry would make for a great 24/7.
@brettdrc: pick the best team and the worst. I’d love to see the difference
@cabeckham: It’d be cool to see teams who are & aren’t using social media. E.g. Kings v Avs, ESP after hashtag battle. PS it would be cool to follow them from Frozen Fury in Las Vegas to Winter Classic in Boulder #Avs #LAKings
@CanuckKayli13: #Canucks + Craphawks on 24/7. Lots of hate. No boring games between them. Plus, Vancouver is my team.
@ChrisLicodo: leafs / devils
@Comicgirl8: Bruins and either Canadiens or the Maple Leafs
@Devsfan55: NYR-NJD, NYR-NYI or Avs-Wings
@DWKeoughan: Canucks and Devils – opposite vectors
@Fan960Jason: Flames/Canucks, although maybe not so much this year.
@FightNightatJoe: Hawks, Pens, Avs. Three rivals. The first two are also bandwagon fanbases with little class or knowledge.
@hawknut: #Blackhawks & either Canucks or Stars. The #sissysedinsisters might be too creepy. Burish would flourish.
@icebaby20: Kings & ‘Hawks
@jstar1973: Flames and Canucks. Gotta have some Western Canadian love here.
@jweiss10: Sharks-Canucks at Qwest Field in Seattle would be pretty epic.
@KGDowd: Blues and Blackhawks
@kingscast: Unsurprisingly the #LAKings and #Canucks would be an awesome 24/7.
@Levesque7: Canucks/Hawks or Leafs/Habs
@mandyluvshockey: Sharks & Hawks, I wouldn’t mind if the Pens were featured again they were great
@MelissaWalcott: I would say definitely the Blackhawks. The other team, maybe the Maple Leafs. Or Blues.
@micahsussman: Blackhawks-Red Wings. But really, Emilio Estevez’s Mighty Ducks and that Iceland team
@MichSox: Two teams I would like to see featured, would be #Blackhawks and #Wings or #Blackhawks and #Blues. Also, #Bruins and #Sabers
@misha876: LAKings & Canucks
@Motley_Su: Kings & Canucks
@opiatedsherpa: #Bolts & #Isles
@Ozzy: The #Devils, and the #RedWings. Love my Devs, and I’d be interested to see the behind the scenes of the Detroit machine
@patriceleonard: Blues & Hawks
@PredsOnTheGlass: Rangers – Toronto Torts and Avery and Brian Burke
@Qommie: Blackhawks & Blues, or Stars (old) & Wild (new)
@ReinaDeLaIsla: #NYR- #NYI. Simple reason: awesome rivalry.
@rmarcham: Coyotes/Panthers. Stories of survival
@Sandwiches1123: I would love to see Phoenix for @BizNasty2point0 and for some reason the Lightning for Dan Ellis
@SLStarsFan: The Stars, of course, and the Leafs. Then all three of my teams will have been featured (Stars, Caps, Leafs)
@stars_gal: Blackhawks & Sharks
@talkendo: Lightning Isles One on the way up, one lost in the wilderness.
Question 2: Which fanbase do you dislike the most? Any particular reason or is it just blind hatred?
@_vagues: #Habs fans. They always act like everyone else owes them something.
@9smyguy: Flyers. They have no class just like their team.
@Adam_KOL: As a Caps fan, you’d think I dislike Pens fans, but they aren’t bad. Flyers/Rangers fans? Oh boy.
@Adambath: #RedWings … When they all show up at #DallasStars home games it makes me want to puke.
@aegounaris: def RedWings..becasue their fans were the MOST obnoxious people ever!
@aibarker25: Flyer Fans! They are RUDE and never shut up!
@amanada11: #Leafs no doubt. Many can’t discuss the rivalry without personal attacks. I’ve met few Leafs fans I can stand
@bluejacketsbabe: #Redwings. They have very cocky & arrogant fans.
@BostonHockeyTLK: Canadiens, they are the closest thing North America has to soccer hooligans
@Bytor2112: Has to be the pussy Shark fans with that disturbing Shark chomp PP flailing arm thing…
@CanuckKayli13: Chicago fanbase is most hated by me. Unclassy, dumb, + 99.9% of them are completely uneducated in hockey.
@CapCityCraig: Buffalo. They think they are god’s gift to chicken wings. And they suck.
@chitchattj: Ducks(clueless) or red sox(rude)
@Comicgirl8: Penguins and Flyers!
@Devsfan55: rangers/flyers. They always like to start crap at the arena. Thankfully I’ve met good fans of those teams too.
@Fan960Jason: Canucks won ‘Most Annoying’ for a reason.
@gotsparkly: #Pens and it isn’t close. Rags next. #Flyers fans at least know their sh!t.
@gottabe_KD #Pens. They’ve been so remarkably blessed & yet their team was almost taken away until Crosby arrived. Bandwagoners
@hawknut: I don’t hate an entire fan base categorically, every one has their knuckleheads, I love people who love hockey.
@Hockette: None. they support the game whether they know anything about hockey or not.
@jstar1973: Leafs. Too arrogant for a franchise that’s won nothing!
@KasiaCh: Red Wings. Canucks. And what..blind hatred isn’t a valid reason in itself? Misread question; gave hated teams, not fanbases. Answer stands, just add in #Blues fanbase.
@KingsOfLA: pretty much any canadian ones who are too cocky and think they own the sport. The best ones in the league belong to Kings, Detroit & Pittsburg. Endless hustle & work 24/7/365.
@likecrazypaving: I really don’t want to hate Pens fans but they’re not the best at dispelling their own whinyfaced reputation. having said that I know there must be great Pens fans out there. They’re just very quiet
@MaggieS311: #DetroitRedwings fans! Seriously! And I work with a bunch of those hoidy-toidy men… Ugh!
@mandyluvshockey: Philly. No reason necessary they are Flyers fans.
@MelissaWalcott: Flyers fanbase. Their reaction after they lost the cup.
@micahsussman: wait, was it which fan base do you dislike the most or which would you like to bludgeon with a baseball bat? Flyers Fans. For some reason they are just a-holes… you should never beat up fans from another city…that’s how people end up hating you
@MichelleKenneth: Like I really have to answer? LOL. Ask Kovalchuk.
@Mikey_Lombardi: Flyers. They’re just an extremely unclassy group of people. There’s also some hatred involved lol.
@MikemacSports: Red Wings fans in Columbus who claim to root for both teams, pick one!!!!
@misha876: Easy, Ducks
@momofsjo: FLYERS NO DOUBT thugs like the team
@Motley_Su Su: I think every team has a group of unpleasant fans. I cringe when I see fans of my teams acting like asses.
@oneclassylassy: Whenever we have a Red Wings game at Staples there are a lot of unflushed toilets. Gross but true.
@patriceleonard: Pens fans. 5 yrs ago, no one in that city gave 2 shits about hockey. Posers.
@PredsOnTheGlass: Oddly enough, I don’t dislike any of the other fans. I will say, when we play the Hawks they are the most unruly in our bldg
@Qommie: NHL: Bruins fan, stereotyping based off 1 awful person I know. NCAA: Badgers fans are worse than any NHL fanbase.
@rawker: pens fans hate seeing a team go from no fans to a ton of fans and having them “all” have been fans when the team was bad
@ReinaDeLaIsla: I try not to hate fanbases, but generally Rangers fans and Flyers fans and I don’t get along. xD I also find a lot of Flyers fans to be really nasty and arrogant for the dumbest reasons. But I’ve met nice ones, so…
@rmarcham: Flames. Just a rivalry thing, being an OIlers fan
@Sandwiches1123: Easy, Leafs Fans. They are not hockey fans and overreact to EVERYTHING.
@SLStarsFan: Blues fans are very unpleasant. Unless getting cussed at floats your boat.
@stars_gal: DETROIT. Personal reasons + blind hatred.
@talkendo: Detroit. Because it’s Detroit.
@TheProgramBTR: Philly…this one is kind of obvious..2000 ECF.
@txstarsgirl: Pens and Red Wings…rivalry reasons only..I’m a Stars & Caps fan (born/raised in TX but lived in DC for awhile)
@Yotesgurl: rewings fans should be voted off the damn island.
Question 3: At any point did you choose to watch #WJC over #NHL – why or why not?
@amanada11: I’m a HUGE WJC fan, and will always choose WJC over NHL. There are 82 NHL games, only 2 weeks of WJC.
@bluejacketsbabe: Never. I dislike the whole Nationalism thing.
@Bytor2112: What, the Canadians got beat? Wished I would have watched that one! #NeverThoughtIWouldRootForTheRussianBear #WJC
@CanuckKayli13: Nope. Luckily I was able to watch both #WJC and my #NHL team on nights they both played.
@Devsfan55: I would have but the NHLN was being difficult. The juniors were playing much better than the devs.
@FightNightatJoe: Big games or Team Norway and only when it didn’t collide with Red Wings games.
@hawknut: I employed the dual/tri-TV/computer screen system. Haven’t I told you I love hockey? #copout
@Hockette: I would watch WJC over NHL anytime! The intensioty of these kids is remarkable! Never a question here!
@JosieMist: liked the wjc, kind of like olympics used to be~still prefer my NHL
@KasiaCh: Last night, because my #blackhawks were crapping the bed against the #stars.
@micahsussman: yes i did, but i missed the live “not actually drunk” drunk russian anthem. Cuz the WJC is the best ever!
@opiatedsherpa: Yes, because it’s the best tournament in the world, best part of the holidays. #WJC
@palindrome713: I missed most of the games this year but I always choose #WJC. It’s fantastic hockey & only once a year.
@patriceleonard: w/ the internet you were able to watch both.
@PredsOnTheGlass: I watched US-Can and Can-Rus over the NHL, missed a lot while I was at the Winter Classic
@Qommie: Live, chose NHL because #jingoism annoys me. But still used DVR for conflicting WJC.
@ReinaDeLaIsla: I wouldn’t say choose to watch #WJC OVER #NHL, since usually I just watched while my teams weren’t playing, so no.
@rmarcham: If there was choice, I chose the WJC. The energy was great & the tourney only happens once a year.
@Sandwiches1123: Watched 2 periods of WJC hockey, 3rd P last night was one. Tourney is over-rated/over-hyped
@SLStarsFan: I never watched the WJC this year. I flipped the channel once to see if Russia really had comeback and saw the fifth goal
@stars_gal: Unfortunately, I didn’t watch either.
@TheProgramBTR: Watched the whole #WJC….what is the #NHL?
@voldemortistxx: Yes. WJHC is better than Christmas!
Question 4: Who do you think is currently the best captain in the #NHL?
@Adam_KOL: Lidstrom. The epitome of a respected and tested veteran that is always at the top of the league.
@amanada11: I honestly have no opinion on this… my irrational gut instinct was to say Mikko Koivu.. I can’t think of a good reason why but I think Koivu is the heart and soul of an otherwise unnoteworthy team
@bjpastirik: Love Nik Lidstrom, just hate the sweater he wears. #NHL
@BostonHockeyTLK: Brenden Morrow. The team is overachieving and he took the C while Modano was still there…that’s saying a lot!
@Bytor2112: Seriously, Captain Serious of course! I’m waitiing for the Andrew Ladd vote from the #Blackhawks contingent! #BuffyWouldBeMyA #ThenAgainBuffHasABigA
@cabeckham: As an #Avs fan it’s painful to say but the #RedWings Lidstrom. By a landslide.
@CanuckKayli13 Q4: Shea Weber. Enough said. That guy is amazing.
@chitchattj: @dustinbrown23!!!! #lakings
@davidstuart: finally, an easy one: Doan…..maybe Lidstrom….ummmmm
@Devsfan55: Nick Lidstrom without a doubt.
@FightNightatJoe: Nicklas Lidström. Leads by example. Has experience and when he talks people listen. Also: Richards. 24-7 seemed to show Ovi and Crosby as non-existant entities as captains though. The only captain-like thing I saw was Ovi trying to fire his team up.
@goaliemom31: Detroit #RedWings Nick Lidstrom.
@hawknut: Luongooooooohhhhh my GOD I couldn’t even say it with a straight face! Crosby has a slight edge over Toews here. But those two epitomize the skills & intangibles needed in a captain.
@Hockette: Crosby. The man with it all. Yes as a Flyers fan I can it! =)
@hometown__glory: Lidstrom, hands down. I even say this as a Hawks fan.
@JosieMist: Gotta be Toews, heart and sole of the Blackhawks
@mandyluvshockey: biased but I’ll say Morrow
@MelissaWalcott: Jonathan Toews. His dedication and love for the game makes him a great leader.
@micahsussman: Andrew Ladd. Atlanta is in the playoffs right now. That’s all I have to say about that
@palindrome713: I can’t answer who I think the best the captain is unbiasedly, love Toews, but I respect pretty much all NHL captains.
@opiatedsherpa: #RedWings & Lidstrom… most respected.
@patriceleonard: Shea Weber or Ovie. It’s a toss up for me.
@PredsOnTheGlass: Unpopular answer but Sidney Crosby
@ReinaDeLaIsla: Probably biased, but Jonathan Toews. Young,poised, leads by ex. on ice and low-profile off of it. What more could you ask for? Yeah, yeah, Nick Lidstrom is awesome, too. He really is.
@RENYAtini: Captain Marvel … I mean Toews!!
@rmarcham: Shane Doan. Has done an incredible job in the face of so much turmoil in Phoenix. The face of the franchise
@ryansrowdies: Gotta be Shane Doan. Never heard a bad word about the man, and all his teammates praise his quiet support and poise.
@Sandwiches1123: Shane Doan. Real good leader.
@shannymo88: Sedin, hands down. Only watching Vancouver games sporadically, he’s vocal on the ice, vocal on the bench, & pushes his teammates
@shelbygriswold: Jarome Iginla. There’s something about him I can’t get over, even with trade rumors. All class.
@SLStarsFan: Nick Lidstrom. You can’t help but respect him.
@stars_gal: Tough one. I go with Doan. Toews in 2nd place.
@talkendo: Jonathon “Captain Serious” Toews. Don’t argue, just agree. #NHL
@the_chicago_fan: toews. without a doubt.
@Yotesgurl: Shane Doan. He’s Jesus, but less selfish and better leadership skills. #Fact In my defense, Jesus had 12 dudes, Doan has to deal with almost double that and they have egos. Judas is Jovo I think.
Question 5: And finally, for a good laugh, give us one word to describe Pierre McGuire:
@Adam_KOL Adam: Regis.
@bjpastirik: closetalker #seinfeld
@Bytor2112: Monopoly! As in the Monopoly guy. #SixFlagsGuyWouldBeACloseSecond. Say what you will about Pierre McGuire, but he still has better hair than Brian Engblom!
@Devsfan55: one word? Yuck!
@doogie2k: MONSTER! Another option: KABONG!
@dwankrista: is “turtleturtle” considered one word?
@FightNightatJoe: Monster (as in creepy, scary monster)
@jweiss10: Bald – but it’s okay; I will be soon too.
@KingsOfLA: PeterGriffin -
@micahsussman: Shiny…as in his baldness makes me blind
@MichSox: HaHa, I have lots of words to describe Pierre McGuire, lol.
@palindrome713: Awkwardcuddlesrequiredwheninterviewing. As obnoxious as he is I do appreciate all the mentions he gives to players former junior clubs.
@PredsOnTheGlass: Penis with ears
@Qommie: Until Pierre McGuire is limited to 1 word, I refuse to answer this question
@SpeakoftheDevs: Is CreepyMcCreeperpants 1 word?
@taloncarde: Active Stick
@ViewFromMySeats: For the record, my one world for Pierre McGuire is “Turtle.”