Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Why Pens Fans HATE the Capitals

For the past month now, I have tried several times to explain and validate my undying hatred of the Washington Capitals franchise to my counterpart, one "Vance" of this blog.

He does not understand how I, an avid Penguins "fan-boy" as he would put it, could hate such an exciting and talented team. He does not understand why I cannot let the past be the past. Why I cannot just cheer for my new hometown team. F that shit.

My friend, my dear friend. Let me explain why I, and so many other Penguins fans would tell you the team they HATE the most is not the New Jersey Devils because they crushed our dream season in 2001, not the NY Islanders because they came back on us down 3 games to 0, hell it's not even those cross-state m f'ers Philly Flyers. It is my friend, without a doubt, the Washington Capitals.

From 1992 - 2001 the Pens made the playoffs every single year. They were sick wit it. Of those 10 years, the Pens faced the Craps 6 times...and ALL 6 times the Pens faced them in the first round of the playoffs...and 5 of those 6 series, the Pens won. Their only series loss to them being in 94', a season where a certain #66 did not play. Coincidence? I think not my friends, I think not.

Even though the Pens have handled the Craps quite easily in past years, Pens fans..REAL ONES...don't forget those epic playoff battles. It just makes sense to hate a team you see every single f'n year in the playoffs. You know you're going to beat them, but that hatred never dies...And I can assure you Capitals hatred in a Pens world is becoming even more and more prolific today.

So without further ado, I give you, the Top 10 Reasons Pens Fans Hate The Washington Capitals because I said so.

10. Former Craps coach Jim Shoenfield

Did anyone know he had a musical career? Hilarious. Go HERE and you can DL his songs. Hollllly shit.

9. The 2001 trade of Jaromir Jagr - Marked the beginning of the Dark Times. Even though everyone wanted him gone, we still sucked immediately after Jagr's departure. I blame the Craps.

8. Michal Pivonka's cross check to the FACE

7. Peter Bondra...a pure Penguin Killer

6. Adam Oates bitch ass.

5. Dale Hunter

4. Olaf Kolzig

Who's that #55 guy at the end of this video?

Here's the same fight, different view...

3. 93'-94' Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Lost series 4-2.

2. Chris Simon...nuff said. You all may remember him looking something like this...


1. Ovechkin/Semen

#1 is #1 because currently, if you asked any random Pens fan why they hate the Caps, those two names would come out of their ignorant mouths. If you ask a real Pens fan to explain their hatred, you'll hear 10-2 a lot more. What can I say, we have bandwagon douchebag fans in Pittsburgh, but so does every city.

10 Years from now, I'm sure there will be plenty of highlights of the many Pens/Caps playoff series to come. Fights, scuffles, hits from behind, post game shit talking...The NHL and Gary Bettman are just waiting to creme all over themselves when that finally happens.

Why can't we all just get along?

Fact: BanginPanger is not meant as an insult to the one and only Darren Pang, nor do I claim to be him. The views and opinions presented on BanginPanger are of my own, and no other namesake of the site, the NHL, Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals, or anyone else.