Most Popular NHL Teams


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The Top Ten

Montreal Canadiens
Think about this, really. Six other Canadian arenas, Buffalo, Tampa, Florida, NY, etc. These can all be mistaken for Montreal home games. They seem to have that kind of following.
Montreal Canadiens have always been my favourite team, I have been a follower since forever and am proud to say I saw them when they were only one of 6 and the thrill of watching them play in the MTL. Forum was something I shall never forget, they will always be number 1 with me.
The tradition, the success says it all.
[Newest]They have the most cup wins

2Boston Bruins
We are just getting started if you look at the core players so we will be fighting for the top prize for years to come and hopefully we can be as successful as it appears.. Great loyalty, great team prestige and great history.. What more to ask for?
The bruins are the best no doubt about it, even if there is a lot of hate on the b's, everybody knows the bruins are one of the best nhl teams
The B's they are always bruins jerseys in the crowd no matter where they are playing
[Newest]Everybody knows the teams from the Northeast are some of the best!

3Chicago Blackhawks
Original 6 team, new (and finally competent) ownership, exciting and young core both offensively and defensively, and the best uniforms in sports. Commit to the Indian!
One of the teams to make Hockey big in America. The United Center has been sold out for nearly 200 games now and if that doesn't say something about popularity I don't know what does.
2 Championships in 3 years. The face of the NHL for the last few years. Have created so much buzz around the NHL again. If one team can represent the resurgence and face of hockey, it's the BLACKHAWKS!
[Newest]I think the Chicago Blackhawks are awesome

4Detroit Red Wings
Large fan base. Every road game you seen tons of Red Wings jerseys everywhere.
Detroit Red Wings rules! They are my favourite team!
Those Jerseys are sexy.
[Newest]Best team in nhl history

5Pittsburgh Penguins
Look at them now, Sid, Geno, with the most reliable defense in the entire Nhl. Can't wait for the playoffs. Oh I forgot to mention Fleury on his outstanding performance this season.
I believe the penguins have been the most prestigious team in the NHL. All the people who call Crosby a crybaby is because they are jealous.
They are #1 In my opinion they have heart and sportsmanship and deserve the #1 spot
[Newest]Let's go Pens. You stink over in Philadelphia and Detroit.

6New York Rangers
A team whos fans hold them accountable for their performance, yet always have their support. New York is a city of hard working people who expect results. Results don't always come in the form of a win, but when a team plays their heart out. This is what the fans love and why they rely on the Rangers to be their passion and obsession!
The New York Rangers are the best team because they have th great players and also my uncle is at louis
Ranger fans are the most knowledgeable.
[Newest]New York RANGERS are the best!

7Toronto Maple Leafs
Despite the fact the Leafs haven't had a great team in a very long time, the fan base is probably the largest and most loyal in the NHL. With the Air Canada Centre sold out every night, along with the fact you basically have to inherit season tickets, there is no doubt the Leafs have one of the largest, if not the largest fan base in the entire NHL. The revenue from Leafs merchandise is also a serious indicator of the amount of fans. If you know NHL then you know the Leafs are one of if not the biggest teams in terms of fan base.
Leafs haven't been the greatest but best fan base. I'm not ignorant like these pens fans that say " we have Crosby, enough said " or " best duo Crosby and Malkin " because there not even on the same line laugh out loud. Tml have best fan base ever. No doubt. Every road game there's at least 35% Leafs fans!
The players suck but the fans are loyal to the blue and white in spite of the whiney babies on ice. You see the blue and white fans in every arena in the league!

8Vancouver Canucks
They boast the support of an immensely passionate fanbase, as evidenced by the numerous Canucks jerseys visible during their road games. They've also have consistently been in the standings' upper tier for the last several reasons; all that remains is for them to at last claim the Stanley Cup.
Best team ever tim thomas sucks while the canucks are 1 in the league
They have the sedin twins and all the other awesome players while the other teams
Are drooling behind go canucks go
The level to which these guys participate in and give back to their community is unparalleled. Few if any teams in any sport place the community demands on their players that the Canucks do. Classy organization.

9Edmonton Oilers
Love the Oilers, yes are really bad but hoping they'll get back into winning soon
They are terrible now. But one day maybe they will make the playoffs again

10Anaheim Ducks
If you don't like Anaheim well then... Duck You! The fans here are die hard unlike the Kings who only come around when they make the playoffs!
Really? Ducks? They rarely sellout unless the Kings or a traditional power from the East are playing. The Kings sellout nearly every game.. That's a fact.
I think the Ducks are great! I see why they were the best team in the league
[Newest]I am a kings fan and the kings fans and team are way better

The Contenders

11Colorado Avalanche
the Avs have awesome players like duchane

A young, exciting team with huge potential, and couple of hall of famers running the team. The Avs are gonna be a consistent threat in the NHL for years to come.

12San Jose Sharks

13Washington Capitals
I live in Virginia and the ONLY (repeat: ONLY) NHL teams that people like here are the Penguins and the Caps. And there are 10 or 20 Caps fans for every Penguins fan. GO CAPS!

14Tampa Bay Lightning
While the same can't really be said about the Rays or the Buccaneers, it is hard to find someone living in the Tampa Bay area who is not a bolts fan
Great team; great owner; great management; incredible arena.

15Los Angeles Kings
Kings I think are really good and I don't think they should be at 25

16Calgary Flames
Even though the aren't doing great this season, Calgary is arguably one of the most fan supported teams in the NHL. The hockey world is huge in Calgary, and the flames definitely should be in the top 3 in this list. Go flames go!
My childhood team. Grew up in L. A. , but hated the kings and calgary was a rival in the early 80's. Loved calgary ever since. Got one stanley cup need another. GO FL
They use their name as an excuse for Pyrotechnics. How could I not love them?
[Newest]I'm from Germany and Flames Fan since 1989. Go Flames!

17Dallas Stars

18New York Islanders
Beloved in staten island. A one of a kind team
Best team in sports history

19St. Louis Blues

20Winnipeg Jets

21Philadelphia Flyers
Best fans, and no one else is known as the toughest, broad street bullies
Our fanbase has a bad reputation for a reason - we bleed orange and black, and our love for the team shows.
Our fans are loyal
[Newest]No fans are more passionate

22Buffalo Sabres
Typical Boston fan can't spell haha but you see lots of fans at road games. Right now I'm watching them at Nashville and there is mostly sabres fans if you watch them at the panthers you see more sabres fans.
Underrated team nationally. buffalo loves the sabres - we can't get enough here. you can't go out one day and not see someone where buffalo sabres apparel. 6000 fans showed up to the party in the plaza on Easter sunday. id say they're pretty popular.
Amazing comeback in '10-'11. First half of the season they were 18-18-5. They finished like I dunno 43-30-9 or whatever. Made 7th seed and almost beat flyers in round 1. Lost only 4 games to 3.

23Phoenix Coyotes
I think you mean Arizona Coyotes


24Atlanta Thrashers
We will be back.

25Ottawa Senators

26Nashville Predators
But price is first haha


27Detroit Falcons

28Quebec Nordiques

29Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

30Montreal Maroons

31Hartford Whalers

32Arizona Flames

33Atlanta Flames

34Toronto Arenas

35Montreal Wanderers

36Quebec Bulldogs

37Toronto Saint Patricks

38Hamilton Tigers

39Pittsburgh Pirates

40New York Americans

41Philadelphia Quakers

42Saint Louis Eagles

43Minnesota North Stars

44California Seals

45Kansas City Scouts

46Minnesota Wild
The wild should definitely be in the top five. People in Minnesota eat, sleep and breath hockey and most of your top five only have as many fans as they do because they have recently won the cup
The wild should be in the top five. Minnesota is known as the state of hockey and their fans are extremely loyal and love their team.
The wild should be at least at #3 or up because the fans are respectful of the team and the franchise. And the team is loyal to the fans

47New Jersey Devils
Everybody loves the New Jersey devils in New Jersey. Big rivalry with the New York islanders and rangers
Good Team for all New Jersey Fans

48Carolina Hurricanes

49Columbus Blue Jackets
A team heading in the right direction

50Florida Panthers
Why do so many people hate this team
Their Florida that's why


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