As J.P. linked to in the Wednesday Caps Clips, the Coyotes are looking for a new rival over at Five for Howling.
We've already got established hatred for Pittsburgh and Philly, with a slightly lesser Carolina rivalry. But it's a pretty interesting idea. If the Caps had a Northeast Division or Western Conference rival, who would it be?
All three Western teams we face twice in '09-'10 make good contenders. San Jose gave us a spank last season, Columbus shut us out twice, and Detroit destroyed our dreams the only time we ever made it to the Finals.
Northeast is a bit more hazy. I always enjoy when we play the Senators, since D.C. and Ottawa are both overshadowed capital cities. Sens fans have a lot in common with Caps fans.
Which Western team is the Caps' biggest rival?
Chicago (44 votes)
Columbus (14 votes)
Detroit (91 votes)
Phoenix (2 votes)
San Jose (14 votes)
Other (6 votes)
171 total votes