The East winner was determined Thursday, when the New York Rangers eliminated the
"Everyone was a Ranger fan in upstate New York, so I tended not to like the Rangers, just to be different," said Brown.
Which team did he adopt?
"I started liking Vancouver, because [the Rangers] played them in '94," Brown said, recalling the Rangers' previous trip to the Cup finals against the Canucks, a seven-game win for the Rangers. "And then I liked the Quebec Nordiques for some reason, and when they went to Colorado I was still a fan."