I don’t like the league. I like the Wings. I’m not an "NHL fan", only a Wing fanatic. I like Wing fans. I don’t like many fans of other teams. I believe the Wings are the greatest franchise in all of sport and if you want to argue with me I’ll insult you in public because I’m narrow-minded and trivial like that.
-the Chief, A2Y
That, in a nutshell, is why I no longer try to talk hockey with Wings fans. Because usually it's not a discussion, it's a feces-slinging match where the only variable is when you've had enough. It's not fun, it's not informative, and there's a fundamental lack of respect for you if you aren't a Wings supporter. Love the game? Love your team? You're deluded and inferior.
Maybe if Detroit has another extended period of lack of success, their fans will stop being so self-obsessed and dickish. In the meantime, I'm avoiding the monkey cage entirely.