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What We Learned: Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final is a hater's dream

If you're a fan of either the Florida Panthers or Edmonton Oilers, you no doubt spent some of the last 50 to 60 hours with your heart in your throat.

The pressure on both teams going into this fateful Game 7 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final is obviously immense. History awaits; you either beat back an insurgent opponent that somehow pushed you from up 3-0 to a Game 7, or you are the first team in decades to come back from the brink of elimination in a Cup Final to win four straight do-or-die games. The next few hours between the publication of this piece and the final buzzer around 11 local time (or maybe even later!!!) will be even worse for you.

I always say that, as a neutral fan, you should be rooting for the funniest possible outcome. And if that describes your attitude toward this Cup Fin

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