only from a different perspective. I now live in Dallas (relo from W. Orange NJ) and had the oppposite experience last year. I'm the one who got to wear the winner's hat to my sport's club where all the Stars fans sort of looked away. I didn't rub it in though.
I could not imagine how shi**y I would have felt if the outcome was different. I feel bad this year, but at least I don't live in Denver. Sweet revenge will only come if the Devils and Avs meet again in the SCF, although regular season wins by the Devils next year may help ease the pain or just revive all the SCF bad memories with taunts of..."so what, we have the cup" from front-running Avs fans.
Hang in there!