Originally written on Lowetide  |  Last updated 10/5/14

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 28: Doug Weight #93 of the New York Islanders takes part in warmups before his game against the New York Rangers at Nassau Coliseum on October 28, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
I have tried in these years to hate Carolina, but it's hard to find bad things about a place where Nina Simone was born. I have tried to despise that Hurricane team, but Doug Weight was on that team so it isn't a universal hatred. I've tried to hate Jimmy Rutherford, but the man played for so many bad teams it doesn't seem fair to be angry at him for climbing Mount Stanley on the Oilers' watch. I've decided to trumpet the 2006 Oilers. What a wonderful team! Roloson had such a wonderful run, the blueline had real star power and was extremely effective, and the offense was firing on all cylinders. The coach had a strong hand every series and played them with aplomb. St. Fernando, Smytty, the Hemmer, the Russian Horcov, the Human Rake, Rollie the Goalie, Radek and Peca and Raffi and Rachel Hunter and on it went. The hired guns (Spacek, Samsonov), Winchester's goal and #10 blocking a shot in Detroit City with his face. You could write 2 Subterranean Homesick ...

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