Best NHL Hockey Fans

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1Montreal CanadiensThe Montreal Canadiens are a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, that competes in the National Hockey League.

k look if you don't vote for the canadiens... something is wrong wit u... I've been to most of the "crazy hockey city's" and well Montreal is the best by far... and I'm not even a habs fan... but montreal is the best hockey city

My mother has always been a senator fan. After I took her to a game at the bell centre, she walked out saying "go habs go! "

The only fan base that cheers for penalties and prefers when refs decide the outcomes of games. That's exactly what all other hockey fans should strive for.

Just to say I am so happy the florida panthers are not on this list.

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2Toronto Maple LeafsThe Toronto Maple Leafs are a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, that competes in the National Hockey League.

Fans sell out every game... even though the team hasn't won a championship since 1967. Leaf nation doesn't go into hiding when things go bad. - VADERtheIMPALER

we would rather get shot than cheer for the habs, sens or anyone else

Canadian's fans boo their own team all the time. They're not always sold out either the Leafs are always sold out. - BKAllmighty

Great fans terrible team.

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3Chicago Blackhawks

How can this fan base be listed anywhere in the top 20? They were 2nd to last in attendance when the team was crummy, and oh, guess what, they get really good and they're all of a sudden selling out? Bandwagon! This is the phoniest fan base in the league. The yell the entire national anthem, and after a goal is scored, but when they're losing, it's as quiet as a tomb at the United Center. They deserve a much lower rating. Like 20th, and that's being kind, for the total bandwagon approach.

No, No, No. Chicago does not deserve a applause on there fan base. In Chicago when the Blackhawks were bad the fanbase was terrible, they never had sellout and they were thinking of selling. All band wanton jumpers don't deserve any credit. Teams that have a bad fanbase and have sellout should have the applause

Why are they even on this list? When they were bad, they had the worst attendance in the league. But then when they became good, they suddenly started to lead the league in attendance. During the hard years, player literally had to go out on the streets and give out free tickets. - DoroExploro13

What a Joke! The team stunk before they got good in the late 2000's and attendance was near the bottom of the league, then they win cups and they're great fans. You want great fans, Philly sells out -win or lose-for basically eternity. This a bandwagon fraud fan base-totally fair weather. They deserve to be ranked 20th.

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4Calgary FlamesThe Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

C OF RED! DUH! You will never be in another stadium that has such a unified color, It's awesome. GO FLAMES GO!

If only they did not lose the stanley cup final against tampa in 2004.

Only nhl team that has a longer sellout streak is Vancouver and TO. Are in a dry spell keepin them out of the playoffs but have still stayed loyal. The atmosphere at games is insane, and the fans are wild.
PS : As soon as Chicago misses the playoffs one year I guarantee all their "dedicated" fans will be out the door.

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5Pitsburgh Penguins

Been there through it all. We finally have a team we are proud of. But we were there. I lived through those terrible years. I'm still sitting through the Pirates lean years. I'm still waiting. Fair weather fan? Don't think so buddy. Nobody here gave up on anything. Just the opposite. I (we) patiently waited. How about you pal?
Do you have the patience to ride out this terrible Flyers team of which your comments lead me to believe you're a fan? Will you be at the game next season when they have no shot at the playoffs? I doubt it. You haven't the class.

This Team was ready to move-bags packed due to complete lack of support. Then, they get Crosby and presto, great fans that show up every game. Hmmm, why was their a total lack of support and then they're this loyal devoted fan base-could it be because they're front runners? Yes, that's it!

Haha... Fraud fans. Could not even sellout when they had Mario and Jagr... The city is small also

Yeah no until they got Crosby they were having trouble selling out, nah don't deserve credit

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6Vancouver CanucksThe Vancouver Canucks are an ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Yes, the Canucks are some of the most crazy fans. For having two riots vs The Bruins in 2011. Then having one again in 1994 against the Rangers. There some crazy fans. - JustinBieberSucksPoop

They kind of suck but we are still loyal no matter what. GO CANUCKS GO

Long suffering and yet fiercely loyal. Also overwhelmingly neurotic.

We're the reason that everyone waves white towels for their team, that's a fact!

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7Winnipeg Jets

Everyone should experience a jet game at mts centre. It's unbelievable. We should be at number one spot. Montreal overrated so does toronto.

Greatest fan experience of any nhl team. Should be #1 after the playoffs last year. #whiteout

Not the most fans because of the small population, but definitely the most passionate.

There is no way this should not be at #1, you wear the worlds best ear protection and it still is super loud.

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8Ottawa Senators

Ottawa is between montreal and toronto so give them credit they have a lot of fans who will continue to support their team through the tough rebuild

Unlike Toronto fans, Ottawa fans don't act like abused spouses who refuse to leave their abuser. Ottawa is a great Hockey town and this is coming from a Habs fan.

9Edmonton Oilers

There is no fanbase with the exception of Toronto and Montreal that would suck for 8 straight years (2 last place finishes) and STILL SELL OUT EVERY NIGHT. Easily one of the best fanbases, and far better than the "business men flames" and the Canucks who jump ship at the first sign of failure.

Still selling out the place in 2015? Those are fans.

I'm happy they are above the top ten spot.


also, Stereos love em too

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10Philadelphia Flyers

This truly is a great fan base, and I say this as a Kings fan since 1969. The first expansion franchise to truly make it big-sellout every night-basically since the Kate Smith days-and unlike the so call "Pens Fans", have a real home ice advantage. I've never heard it NOT loud for a Flyers home game-meanwhile you listen to on radio, or watch a Penguins home game, and it's as quiet as a tomb.

By far the craziest and most loyal fan base. These guys bleed orange and black, and has been voted by players as the worst place to play on a visiting team before.

How are they number 9? We have not seen a title in 40 years and yet we are still here, supporting the black and orange. We are passionate about our hockey team.

I once saw a Flyers fan eat a booger

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11Detroit Red WingsThe Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League and are one of the Original Six teams of the league.

There the best makes no sense kinda like liking the capitals

Are you kidding me? They literally call the city "Hockey Town"! - Dougedwards36

They have won 4 cups in the past 17 years, good fans had to have something to do with that

Everyone should know that we may not have the most fans, but we do have the best

12Minnesota Wild

We are the state of hockey and all the other teams who can't even have outdoor ice in the winter should not even have a NHL hockey team! - Callahan87

The Wild in the State of Hockey has never had a non-sold out game...

You maybe the state of hockey but canada is the country of hockey.

Minnesota is like the American Canada

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13New York Rangers

best fans in the NHL in the famous legendary MSG in new York city

1 cup in 75 years and countless playoff heartbreaks and we still continue to come close or sell the place out every year since the 1970s. Lets Go Rangers... New York's #1 hockey team!

14Buffalo Sabres

Which city always has the 3rd highest T.V. ratings after the two teams actually in the stanley cup?

According to Nielson, Buffalo had the second highest percentage (48%) of people watch/attend at least one one the home team's games for the 12-13 season. We came in 22nd, fired our coach, and had Leino on our team. Pittsburgh, the highest percentage (54%) came in second, went to the Eastern Conference Finals, and had Crosby on their team.

I believe I've made my point.

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15Boston BruinsThe Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins compete in the National Hockey League as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

The fact that the Bruins are not in the top 5 is an ABSOLUTE JOKE! I am from Boston and as a Bruins fan I am insulted that the Bruins are tanked #26!

Hey man just keep these thoughts to yourself. Cause it doesn't look like your getting anywhere - TheHabsFan

Well too bad bruins fan. Focuse more on football and less on hockey. Bruins go to hell.

They don't desreve to be in the top ten or top five the canadian teams deserve to be.

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16Los Angeles KingsThe Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

The Kings are easily the best fan base in the Western US-forget Canada-it's a religion, but with 170+ sellouts, and the one of the loudest arenas in the league, plus they're number one on social media, they deserve a high ranking. What people don't know is that their fan base is basically descended from the Northeast and Midwest, like my parents, so they're a smart fan base that knows hockey, and is a rabid cult like following, which for a non-traditional market is highly unusual. By the way, I live in MA, but I'm very familiar with their fan base, and it's a legit fan base, unlike Anaheim, Dallas, Phoenix, etc

This is a vastly under-rated fan base. Have sold out every game since 2012, including year they did not make the playoffs. Loud arena, with a lot of hard core long time fans that were showing up when the team stunk. Attendance never tanked either, even in bad years they were no worse than middle of the pack. Deserves to be even higher. This is a really good fan base.

Kings Fans should be in the top 10-take a look at the numbers-even in the 2000-2007 era-when the team started tanking, fan support never dried up like in Chicago where they sank to the bottom of the league, and now are at the top (Hawks fans=bandwagon) Kings fans show up nightly, win or lose, have sold out every game since 2012. Easily best fan base west of the Mississippi.

First sunbelt team I saw on the list.

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17St. Louis BluesThe St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Yes St. Louis deserves a Stanley cup since the Rams left the city must be shaken

Big sports city who is hungry for their first Stanley Cup.

I am a diehard Blues fan, and the other comments are true. We love our team, we would give anything for a Stanley Cup, and we are seriously ticked off that they moved our beloved Rams. We are a talented team, and we have our eyes glued to the T.V. when we are playing in the playoffs.

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18New Jersey Devils

Great fan bases don't have victory parades in their parking lot-with 30,000 people showing up, in a tri-state area of over 12 million. Crummy fan base, also a quiet arena that rarely sells out. Rangers=Great fans. Devils=apathy

What! How did the Devils get here!? They are so bad it is not even funny. They are on the NHL top list for relocation. Averaged 13,000 this year and 75% of arena filled bad fanbase

Duh duh duh duuh duh! HEY! YOU SUCK! Hahaha, I love that. I just wish I could go to a game, I live in Europe. :(

Devil is have good dress, solid player and red and white colour.

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19San Jose SharksThe San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Horrible fan base, Oakland Seals left and now we have this self-promoting franchise of zero accomplishments. They are not only not the loudest in the NHL, the King fan base is a whole lot louder, and I say this as a Bruin fan. This group should be in the bottom 10!

Sell out practically every game with insanely passionate fans. The Tank is always loud and a blast to attend. Beautiful arena, loyal following, great team!

Loudest NHL arena in the nation

20Washington Capitals
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