3 teams Golden Knights fans should root for

With the Vegas Golden Knights sitting at home for the playoffs, there are questions about who they should root for next.
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars - Game Seven
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars - Game Seven / Cooper Neill/GettyImages
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3. Colorado Avalanche

When an opposing team eliminates a fan's favorite team, what does that fan do? Do they sulk and cry in the corner? Or do they pull for the next team to face them? For the average Vegas Golden Knights fan, that has meant pulling for the Colorado Avalanche, who face the Dallas Stars in the second round.

The Avalanche won the Stanley Cup in 2021-22, with a penchant for scoring at every turn. Led by Hart Trophy candidate, Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado has the potential to come out on top. However, the Stars are a deep team, putting them in the position of series favorites.

Therefore, Golden Knights fans should be rooting for the underdogs to make noise and upset Dallas. Going back to that narrative, it's something the average American sports fan loves to see. They love watching the upstart team conquer the heavy favorites, completing their "Cinderella" run.

That's especially true when it's against a respectable NHL team in the Colorado Avalanche. They have the potential to make a dark horse run for the Stanley Cup, thanks to a veteran group. If revenge fantasies are a thing for some Vegas Golden Knights fans, this is the perfect appetizer after losing to the Dallas Stars.