It's not exactly a subway series, but the looming face-off between the NY Rangers and the NJ Devils in the NHL Eastern Conference finals could be just as polarizing for local hockey fans.
For 20 years, the rivalry has swung from one side's advantage to the other. The 1994 conference finals was a seven-game war of attrition — with games one, two and seven stretching into double overtime — before New York emerged victorious.
Eventually though the Devils seemed to get the Rangers' number, and between 1997 to 2001 New Jersey dominated during the regular season in a four-year, 23-game unbeaten streak.
Now both organizations have their sites locked on the 2012 Eastern Conference finals. Which side of the Hudson has what it takes this year? Tell us what you think in the poll below.