Who Are the “Real” Hockey Fans?

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What makes a real hockey fan?  You can name the original six teams and you know which two were around for the inaugural NHL season in 1917?  You drink beer and rarely mix up Hull and Orr when talking about guys named Bobby?  You own a rare, Maurice “The Rocket” Richard trading card?  You root for a hockey team that wears a different colored sweater than the teams other fans root for? This post was inspired by a Facebook comment from an old high school friend, a Los Angeles Kings fan, who made the unmitigated albeit, impassioned statement that Anaheim Ducks fans are not “real hockey fans.” I suspect the answer to the headlined question here is found is the final supposition in the above paragraph. One would imagine that real hockey fans would do anything to support their team, …