Most Popular NHL Teams


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1Montreal Canadiens

The tradition, the success says it all.

24 Stanley Cup, 10 since the expansion of 1968. Maurice (The Rocket) Richard who scored 50 goals in 50 games against all odds.

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.

Hans are awesome

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2Chicago 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.

Where were all the Blackhawks fans prior to 2009? Silence-crickets chirping in the background. Check out the attendance -pre-2009. For 2007-Hawks 29th out of 30 in attendance, 2006-Hawks 29th out of 30 in attendance-pathetic-how do you spell fair-weather and bandwagon. Look up the numbers and weep...

The Blackhawks are the best NHL team ever! Let's win the 2016 Cup too!

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3Boston 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

When ever I hear a Bruins chant in another teams building that all I need to know. Most recently in Washington!
Montreal, really! They have the best diving team in the NHL!

Once a bruin, always a bruin

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4Detroit Red Wings

Original 6. Most successful US based franchise with 11 cups and over 20 finals appearances. Revolutionized the pro game in the 90s with the Russian Five lineups. Slightly fallen off the last few years but still 22 consecutive playoff berths and counting.

Large fan base. Every road game you seen tons of Red Wings Jerseys everywhere.

Detroit Red Wings rules! They are my favourite team!

24 consecutive playoff appearances. You'll find Detroit fans in every NHL arena when Detroit is away from Joe Louis.

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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

Damn their good

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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!

Everywhere I go in the US I always see Rangers fans wearing their colors. Can't say that for ANY other team in any sport except the Yankees. I used to see the "B" hats (Red Sox) everywhere (in the NorthEast) but as soon as I left the area, their fandom died with it. Today two kids at a trampoline place in NC approached me (I was wearing my Rangers T-shirt) to tell me how the Rangers rule. That is one of the many reasons Rangers fans are the best.

The New York Rangers are the best team because they have th great players and also my uncle is at louis

I've just started liking the Rangers, and I am glad I made that decision

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7Edmonton Oilers

A new and fresh vision from non-alumni should be able to put the on ice talent to good use. Acquiring a strong defensive guard could see the Oilers return to the glory days of the 80's.

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

8San Jose Sharks

You think, how the heck does Northern California get an NHL team? They had one back in the 70s with the California Seals, but that went about as well as hockey in Atlanta. Fast forward to the early 90s and Gordon Gund, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers decides to put a team in the southern Bay Area. The next thing you know, the San Jose Sharks are filling the Shark Tank night after night. Sure the first few years weren't that great, but that's what you get with an expansion team. Next thing you know, they made the playoffs 10 straight years thatonly rivals the Detroit Red Wings. Sure they have a reputation as a playoff choke, but there's no denying the fan base is rabid for a Stanley Cup. Add to the fact that they have a pretty good three-way rivalry with the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a great team like the San Jose Sharks. - KStah34

The San Jose Sharks has the most electrifying fan base! It gets incredibly loud at the shark tank and there all rooting for team that went to the playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons! One of the best hockey teams of all time with great rivalries. Go Sharks!

Sharks have been around for 25 years and have accomplished more than some teams that have been around longer. Definitely one of the best teams in the NHL.

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9Vancouver 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.

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.

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

I love this team

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10Los Angeles Kings

The hardest working team in hockey-with a Northeastern blue collar mentality-oh Dean Lombardi is from Massachusetts-and the management in many cases is Northeastern-they've brought that toughness with them-even the fan base is way more blue collar than any other So Cal fan base-many-like me-have parents from the mid-west or north-east or Canada-and it's why the Staples Center is so loud-great atmosphere-top flight organization-and as a native southern Californian living in Massachusetts-it's great to see the team succeed and be the one exception of all the sun belt franchises-one that has great fans-170+ straight sellouts and plays hard nosed old school hockey.

Pass, shoot, score, win! KINGS RULE... Spread the word!

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

Kings all the way

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The Contenders

11Tampa Bay Lightning

Phony fan base, average fan knows nothing about hockey, arena filled with fans of other teams. I attended a playoff game against the Pens the year the Bruins won the cup, and the Pittsburgh fans were way louder than the Tampa "fans". This team should move to Quebec where they will be appreciated.

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

This is truly a front-running fan base...saw a game there against the Pens in the playoffs back in 2010-and Pens fans were way louder.

Fans are really loyal but not as loud as other fans

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12Toronto 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.

I hate the leafs, but you can't escape the sea of blue and white, and the revenue they generate is sadly an indicator of how rabid the fan base is

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!

I am a die hard fan

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13Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks and their fans are a joke-in case anyone did not watch the playoff series with the Kings-at least a quarter of the fans were Kings fans-and they were louder than the 3/4 Ducks fans-plus there were virtually zero Duck fans in LA-so not surprising the Kings-a tougher, grittier team-and fan base-won the series. Duck fans are the Devils fans of the west.

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 am a kings fan and the kings fans and team are way better

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14Washington Capitals

Caps fans are completely underrated. They pack the Verizon Center every game, and they show up to plenty of road games. Washington is one of the best hockey towns in this country, and I don't care what anyone says. LET'S GO CAPS!

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!

Just so you know-117 sellouts in a row is not an NHL record-the Kings right now are at 170-and the Wild have sold out every game forever-Montreal same thing-and I could go on and on-this a reason why the CAPS should not be in the top 20.

Caps are awesome

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15Colorado Avalanche

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.

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16Phoenix Coyotes

I think you mean Arizona Coyotes - TheHabsFan

Why is there even a team in Arizona? No one cares, no one goes to the games, and visiting fans outnumber the puny AZ fan base-send this team to Seattle as soon as possible.

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18Calgary 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!

Flames fans hold it down for their team doesn't matter if we last In division or in playoffs we have the best fans in nhl after the Jets

They use their name as an excuse for Pyrotechnics. How could I not love them?

I'm from Germany and Flames Fan since 1989. Go Flames!

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20New York Islanders

The only hockey team to accomplish 19 consecutive playoffs series wins and to win 4 Stanley Cups after 8 years of being an expansion team. They are also the last sports franchise to win 4 straight titles. Long live the dynasty!

4 straight cups, 19 straight series wins, the greatest coach ever, the best player in hockey, enough said

Very underrated team with a passionate fan base that seems to get a bad rep.

Love the isles

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