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Best Fans In The NHL

from Christina Settimi of Forbes,

The Pittsburgh Penguins again ride the Sidney Crosby bandwagon train back to the top of our ranking, where they have been three times since our first list in 2009. The Boston Bruins, one of the league’s Original Six, come in second, as they did in last season’s playoffs; the St. Louis Blues, who won their first Stanley Cup ever, land at No. 7.

Rounding out the top three are the Chicago Blackhawks. Former owner and TV-hater Bill Wertz must be rolling over in his grave: The team is now a bigger draw on television than the famed Bulls, per Nielsen. Their research also shows that overall, more fans of the city have watched, attended or listened to a Blackhawks game than to the NBA team.

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Alan's avatar

It’s a Forbes ranking, so take it for what it is, I guess. Teams who have a bandwagon will always rank higher solely because of revenues earned and television ratings. The best fans of any team, however, are those of us who are there for the good times and the bad. As the sun sets on the Bruins, Blackhawks, and Pens, let’s see how many of those fans stick around to weather the bad times, or if those fans will instead go back to their old favorites.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/13/19 at 09:52 PM ET

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