It may not only be Calgary Flames fans, but I’m sure everyone in Alberta is probably happy how the Western Conference Final went.
This may be one of those rare occurrences where everyone in Alberta agrees on something. Except for Anaheim Ducks fans. Then what are you doing in Alberta? Do you want to be killed? Moving on, I think I can speak on behalf of not only Calgary Flames fans but everyone in Alberta alike when I say we’re all happy how the Western Conference Final went.
In case you have been living under a rock (please get out of there, do you need water?), the Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks in a 4-2 series win. The Predators came into the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the eighth seed team in the Western Conference. Actually, not only were they the eighth seed team, but they were the 16th seed team in the league.
They managed to sweep the number one team in the conference, the Chicago Blackhawks, in the first round. Which was a bit of a shock to everyone. And now they’re on their way to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.
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Now, I’m not really a Preds fan. I mean, I don’t hate them or anything, but I’ve always been somewhat neutral towards them. I just don’t really pay attention to them a whole lot. But even so, you can’t help but feel happy for them. Coming in as the underdogs and making history. I’ve also always been a PK Subban fan, so I’m excited for him.
Life is good as a bandwagon Preds fan, hey?
Speaking of bandwagons, I’m not the only one. Basically everyone in Alberta was rooting for Nashville to beat Anaheim. Which they did! Yay!
It’s me, so you KNOW I have to put a Twitter Reacts section here. It wouldn’t be a true Flames-fans-hopping-on-the-Preds-bandwagon article without Twitter. Disclaimer: If you’re a Ducks fan, you know, maybe just exit out now. You’ve been warned.
Of course, we couldn’t hold back either on our Twitter account as well.
But in all seriousness and jokes and Tweets aside, congratulations to the Predators for being the first 16th seed team since the NHL expanded to 16 playoff teams. Go out there and let’s have a new Stanley Cup Champion this season!