Rivalries aren't manufactured...they just happen. Whether it's an on-ice altercation
or bus loads of visiting team fans making the trip for big games, the best rivalries
involve both highly-competitive hockey and a touch of "nasty." You're not supposed
to like the opponent, right? That's what Blue Jackets fans saw right away with teams
like Detroit, Chicago and Nashville - and what they will experience again once
play begins in October. Teams like Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia, Toronto and
the New York Rangers could all become the next wave of Blue Jackets rivals.
Doesn't that sound like fun? We thought so.