Most Popular NHL Teams

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The Top Ten

1 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins The 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.

Best team EVER!

let's go

Best sports city!

Best team of all time

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

Can argue if you like them or not, however, you cannot argue that they are the most popular team.

They are better the bruins

Leafs all the way

I thin that because they haven't been good for a long time plus there are a lot of fans around north america.They usually have a lot of fans at every road game everywhere.sometimes it is like they have 82 home games

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3 Quebec Nordiques Quebec Nordiques

Best fan base ever, will be back very soon

When a team gone since 21 years is more popular than some existing franchises, it certainly means something.

More popular than half the current NHL teams and they have been gone 21 years. It says it all.

Great team with greatest fans. They need to be back.

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

Like really

We have carey price GOHABSGO

Original 6 and 24 cups they rule

Montreal has the most stanley cups

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5 New York Rangers New 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!

Rangers>

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.

Ranger fans are the most knowledgeable.

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6 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins The Pittsburgh Penguins are an American professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that competes in the National Hockey League.

Pits is the best go pittsburgh

It should be sharks

Pens are best! The've won more stanley cups than the caps! Their really good.

BEST, sid is the goat

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7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings The 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.

In my opinion, the red wings have the best history. They also have the most stanley cups in America. 11 stanley cups! They will get better someday.

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.

BEST TEAM EVER!

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

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8 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. They have won six Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926.

Best sports logo

The Chicago Blackhawks are a team with a rich history. I grew up with this team from the 90s til 2011 when I stopped growing up and became an adult. This team with the six cups is not alone what makes them a well known team. They are actually a very symbolic team. Seriously go to OKC ask people what hockey teams they know about and of the teams said the most will be Blackhawks. A symbolic team with a great fan base(in 99-00) we were still selling out games. We did so in a declining number. We had the incredible White Sox or the Bulls while laughing at the Cubs.(I like the Sox and Cubs). We also have made many historical achievements on and off the ice, and this original six club was held back by a owner who uses Chicago as a bad player stock for the also owned Red Wings. Also the rivalries. We are the Blackhawks. This team will forever hold a place in my heart and every hockey fans, as haters are just confused admirers.

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.

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9 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals

I love Washington Capitals! GO CAPITALS!

2018 champions

We have Oshie and Ovi and Backstrom Kuzi and Holtby. What else do you need?

Let's go Caps!

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10 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets The Winnipeg Jets are a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Cause there the best

Oof way too down low on this list

Will win stanley cup 2019

This should be WAY higher then 25th. Winnipeg has got to be in the top ten.

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The Contenders

11 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks The 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.

They deserve a cup

SHARKS rule CAPS drool

Love the Sharks!

How did this crappy 10th rate team even on the top ten list?

VGK for life

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12 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings The 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 amazing and I will be with them forever

This is the one and only team west of the Mississippi that should be on this list. At least their fans show up win or lose, and it's been mostly losing again this year. Yet they still sell out every game. Pretty impressive for a warm weather team.

A blue collar team that actually draws hard core blue collar fans, yes, they do exist in Southern California, and this is the team that they support. The only team that never wants, especially the fans, any support from Hollywood. It's the same 18,000 plus night after night, dressed in black, and they show up if the visiting team is Ottawa, Florida or Carolina. Does not matter if the Kings have lost 10 in a row, they still pack them in. The reason, because this is the hardest working team in the NHL, the team that never quits playing, and hits like the old Bruins of 40 years ago. The only Northeast team that plays in the west. They've captured fans around the country that appreciate old school hockey. If you like defense and hard work, this is your team.

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.

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13 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames The 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.

From England and I love watching the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames are the best hockey team in the world! Go Flames Go!

This team rules

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!

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14 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Blue Jackets were founded as an expansion team in 2000.

Best team in the world

A team heading in the right direction

Most don't know them since their new and in the building stage, but with that recent 15-game win streak, their gettin gmore popular.

15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators

Ottawa would be great if not for the owner

Sens are going to win the cup next year

Senators fan but they suck

Ottawa Senators is the best team in the NHL.

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16 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. It is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Lightning have one Stanley Cup championship in their history, in 2003–04.

The best team. Just wish other Lightning fans would get louder at the games.

My home team. Not a big hockey fan but I watch them play.

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

Tons of fans, city supports them very well especially during playoff time

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17 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo 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.

I'm shocked they are so low on this list! I live in SC and have met buffalo fans here (not many but you can find them). Get NHL center ice every year so I won't miss a game. Can't wait to make the trip for a home game soon!

Buffalo Sabres best team in the league

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18 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks The 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.

We got a lot of fans.

My favorite team. it sucks that they don't have a cup yet but future looks bright

Dicks up for csnucks

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.

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19 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues The 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.

Da best team go stl

Blues have a cool stadium. My other favorite teams on NHL is Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes

Their awesome

Why don't we sell out? What gives?

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20 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Stars Rule. Wear Green. DESTROY DEM BLUES.

#1 Hands Down

Hockey in Dallas is great! Awesome fans!

My second favorite team! Go Stars!

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21 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

This is my most favorite team, go oilers go

THIS IS OIL COUNTRY

Greatest team ever

This team is popular in my family and people I know, I see lots of people like the oilers

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22 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils

They should move to Quebec, not close to the most popular team in their own state. Good franchise that nobody cares about. Won 3 Stanley Cups and had their celebration in the back of a parking lot

Best logo in the NHL and easily the most underrated franchise.

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

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23 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

Best Fanbase

Go Flyers! We actually like our team (Unlike some people. I'm talking to you Arizona and Florida.). Anyone who likes the Penguins or the Rangers, no. Your teams are bad to us. You may be good at hockey, but we still don't like you. Flyers bleed orange and black, and as long as your a fan, your part of the family. When I go to Flyers games, people are always nice to me. And one things for sure: most of us are NOT nuts. Also, we should be #1. Put on any game where the Flyers are playing in a different city (not Philly, because there everywhere! ) and you will see orange and black jerseys sporting our logo. Bye, fellow Flyers fans, and bye, other guys!

This list is a joke. Every time the flyers are playing on the road the opposing arena has a lot of people in orange rooting for the flyers. So the flyers being number 23 is just ridiculous.

Best fans, and no one else is known as the toughest, broad street bullies

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24 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Love the Predators, LET'S GO PRED'S!

THEYRE THE BEST! THE ARE 4TH IN THE WEST CONFERENCE RIGHT NOW! AND THEIR NAME AND LOGO AND PLAYERS ARE SO COOL! LOOK AT THEIR GOALIE! PEKKA RINNE! HES SECOND IN THE GOALIES! GO PREDATORS!

Young but expending market, great job from the front-office, some of the best players on the ice and a lot of noise in the arena during the playoffs: Let's go PREDATORS!

They are they best. We should be first! GO PREDS

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25 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

We love the caneS!

Canes 2020

Quebec City please.

Just because

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26 New York Islanders New York Islanders The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in the New York metropolitan area. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

The fan base is unmatched, the team is good, and it has a rich history among expansion teams.

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!

The only sports team based on Long Island and one of the most iconic dynasty’s of all time.

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

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27 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Minnesota Wild should be in the top 3 list for sure.

Best franchise ever

This list is a joke Anaheim, Dallas and Tampa Bay are in the top 15 and the Wild are 47...enough said, this list is whack. All three of those teams are in the bottom in attendance and local television ratings. You people are idiots, must be NBA writers posting this crap

HOW IN THE BLOODY MOTHER OF GOD IS THIS BELOW THE damn PANTHERS?!?!? this state is known for hockey. How is florida above? florida doesn't even get snow in winter like the northern states and canada do. Why? These must be Some NBA or NFL fans putting the crappy stupid states known as florida above minnesota? That must be. It is stupid. How many people in florida have even heard of hockey? The only thing worse is someone putting the kings number 1. god that make me so angry as hulk. It is stupid and dumb. What the living hell is next?

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28 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights

Um, are you guys serious?!?! They're an expansion team that broke countless records in their inaugural season, including making it to the Stanley Cup finals. They have one of the best goalies in the league. They are Nevada's only professional sports team. They should be much, much higher on this list. Go Knights Go!

28th on this list? We know better! Go Knights Go!

This is Nevada's only professional sport, attracted a flock of eager and passionate sports fans. So how could this be ranked so low?

Great first year

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29 Atlanta Thrashers

This team will not be back

Not a team anymore

We will be back.

30 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers The Florida Panthers are an American professional ice hockey team based in the Miami metropolitan area.

Pay more attention to your jacksonville jaguars tampa bay buccaneers and miami dolphins and less on hockey. Habs rock. Oilers are better than the panthers. Also their arena is in miami dude. I wish I watched the game where the flames beat the panthers 6-0. Hah that is payback for what another stupid Florida team did to us back in 04.

I wish I could report people on the list that like this team for being so stupid.

I can't believe there are some retards that like this team. What about up in canada where hockey has held strong roots at? hockey was invented in canada on a frozen field or lake not in an air conditioned dome in florida.

I'm with ya man this is like the best team

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31 Phoenix Coyotes

Hockey does not belong in arizona florida california or georgia.

I think you mean Arizona Coyotes - TheHabsFan

Should be moved to Quebec where they will actually be appreciated.

These dirty thugs deserve to be lower

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32 Quebec Bulldogs

They don't exist anymore.

WHAT?

33 Minnesota North Stars Minnesota North Stars

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34 Hartford Whalers

I live in Connecticut so let's go Walers

Hurricanes are forever Whalers.

35 New York Americans

boss golie

36 Detroit Falcons

They changed their name into red wings.

Same as Red Wings.

37 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

:P :) Pucks are not for Ducks.

38 Toronto Arenas
39 Montreal Wanderers
40 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates

This is an mlb team not an nhl team

idiots

41 Saint Louis Eagles
42 Kansas City Scouts
43 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They are specifically known for honing infamous players such as Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Paul Pierce, and more. They are also known for having the most championships in NBA History, with 17 total.
44 Montreal Maroons

A shame not in the League. Would be another big Canadian club, like the Habs-Leafs, especially if they never would have folded.

45 Hamilton Tigers
46 Philadelphia Quakers
47 California Seals

Who are they

48 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks

Ducks may have gone 0 and 4 but we will win the Stanley cup next year!

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!

We may be small in number, but we play extremely well considering we have a small fan base and that all games for us are basically away games because more fans in the stadiums are of the away team

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49 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The Avalanche are the only team in their division not based in the Central Time Zone; the team is situated in the Mountain ...read more.

I like Colorado avalanche because they are my favorite team

the Avs have awesome players like duchane

I am from Colorado!

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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50 Atlanta Flames Atlanta Flames The Atlanta Flames were a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1972 until 1980. They played out of the Omni Coliseum and were members of the West and later Patrick divisions of the National Hockey League.

Same as Calgary...

Thank god atlanta doesen't have two teams like florida. or even worse three like california.

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