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

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]Best team ever! TOEWS AND KANE ALL THE WAY! 6 cups! 3 in 6 years! And they have the amazing Joel as their coach and he is the best coach in the NHL. GO HAWKS GO❤️❤️❤️❤️

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]Go wings! Nhl giving Tampa Bay game 7.

You're welcome!

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.
They are #1 In my opinion they have heart and sportsmanship and deserve the #1 spot
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.
[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!
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
[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.
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
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!
[Newest]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!

8Edmonton 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

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

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

11San Jose Sharks

12Colorado 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.

13Tampa 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.
One of the most popular in the league and possibly the best in the league. GO BOLTS

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!
The Capitals are my life, my bedroom won the Capitals decorating contest (3rd place I believe) and Verizon center had over 117 consecutive sellouts which is an NHL RECORD! And Crosby sucks by the way

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

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
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!
Very underrated team with a passionate fan base that seems to get a bad rep.
Beloved in staten island. A one of a kind team

19Winnipeg Jets
Best fans can't even hear myself think in the bilding
Transplanted Minnesotan now living in MO. LOVE the Blues (former fan of the NorthStars)...

20Buffalo 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.

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