No. 1: Quebec Nordiques. Hated playoff rival of the 1980s. Who was despised more: Dale Hunter or coach Michel Bergeron?
No. 2: Hartford Whalers. The team famous for playing in an arena in the center of a mall and for its always-in-your-ears ditty “Brass Bonanza.”
No. 3: Minnesota North Stars. The long-demolished Met Center, famous for its gold, white and green seats that matched the team’s colors, is on the site of the Mall of America.
No. 4: Colorado Rockies. Don Cherry coached them after getting fired in Boston and came to the Aud to get a win with a roster that included Rene Robert.
No. 5: Atlanta Thrashers. Most noted for having a rink containing mostly Sabres fans at every Buffalo visit and for being the opponent in Terry Pegula’s first game as owner.
No. 6: California Golden Seals. They were in the Adams Division with the Sabres during the 1974-75 Stanley Cup season.
No. 7: Cleveland Barons. Sabres once beat them, 13-3, in game played at old Richfield Coliseum.
No. 8: Atlanta Flames. The opponent in the Aud on the night after Tim Horton’s death in 1974.
No. 9: Kansas City Scouts. Once had a bench-clearing brawl at the Aud when Steve Durbano fired an icebag at Lee Fogolin in the penalty box.