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Old 04-12-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I posted a similar thread in the general forum. Are hockey fans more loyal than fans of other sports? I am more of a football and baseball fan, but i have friends who live for playoff hockey. I have noticed in Philly that people are quick to boo the Eagles or Phillies if the team is not playing well. But Flyers fans never turn against their own team. They are very loyal, almost to the point of being a cult. Football and baseball fans like to THINK they are loyal, but i think if we are honest, we have to admit that hockey has better fans.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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IDK... Steeler fans are a pretty loyal bunch.
It goes generations deep, and even when they move out of Pittsburgh.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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I think it varies by team. The Original Six, plus a half dozen or so others could ice an awful team every year and sell out (See: Toronto Maple Leafs). There are other teams that would go bankrupt if they tried the Leafs model.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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IDK... Steeler fans are a pretty loyal bunch.
It goes generations deep, and even when they move out of Pittsburgh.
i think Steeler fans and Packer fans are the best fan bases in the NFL.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I think it varies by team. The Original Six, plus a half dozen or so others could ice an awful team every year and sell out (See: Toronto Maple Leafs). There are other teams that would go bankrupt if they tried the Leafs model.
I just looked up the Original Six. Never knew the origins of the league before. They do seem to be the best fan bases if i had to think about the best hockey towns. I would also put Pittsburgh in there.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:58 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I just looked up the Original Six. Never knew the origins of the league before. They do seem to be the best fan bases if i had to think about the best hockey towns. I would also put Pittsburgh in there.
I just got done with an analysis of average attendance in most NHL markets, measured as a percentage of arena capacity Here's how the "Original Six" compare to each other:


Average percentage of capacity per NHL team since 1989-1990 ("Original Six")
100.7% - Toronto Maple Leafs
100.4% - Detroit Red Wings
98.1% - New York Rangers
96.8% - Montreal Canadiens
94.1% - Boston Bruins
90.9% - Chicago Blackhawks

Standard deviation of the average percentage of capacity per NHL team since 1989-1990 ("Original Six")
2.0% - Toronto Maple Leafs
2.1% - Detroit Red Wings
3.0% - Montreal Canadiens
3.8% - New York Rangers
7.0% - Boston Bruins
15.2% - Chicago Blackhawks

Here's how the Canadian teams compare to each other:


Average percentage of capacity per NHL team since 1989-1990 (Canadian teams)
100.7% - Toronto Maple Leafs
96.8% - Montreal Canadiens
95.3% - Ottawa Senators
94.7% - Vancouver Canucks
93.3% - Edmonton Oilers
92.5% - Calgary Flames

Standard deviation of the average percentage of capacity per NHL team since 1989-1990 (Canadian teams)
2.0% - Toronto Maple Leafs
3.0% - Montreal Canadiens
5.0% - Ottawa Senators
5.7% - Vancouver Canucks
7.1% - Calgary Flames
8.9% - Edmonton Oilers

Here's how every team in the current Atlantic Division compares to each other:


Average percentage of capacity per NHL team since 1989-1990 (Atlantic Division)
99.5% - Philadelphia Flyers
98.1% - New York Rangers
93.4% - Pittsburgh Penguins
80.8% - New Jersey Devils
75.9% - New York Islanders

Standard deviation of the average percentage of capacity per NHL team since 1989-1990 (Atlantic Division)
0.7% - Philadelphia Flyers
3.8% - New York Rangers
7.0% - Pittsburgh Penguins
7.0% - New Jersey Devils
8.5% - New York Islanders

NOTES: The 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons are not included in any of these comparisons. The Canadian comparison does not include the Quebec Nordiques or the Winnipeg Jets.[/indent]
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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When you think about it, there are probably good reasons for hockey fans to be the most loyal.

-A canadian sport. Not much to do besides hockey in the winter?

Baseball is a spring/summer sport. Football isn't really weather dependent. Same with basketball.

-It's a sport you grow up with, play with your dad, etc.

The origins of hockey go way back...i.e. blackhawks, canadiens. It's easy to stick with a team and be loyal. I wonder if the new teams in the south are as loyal.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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When you think about it, there are probably good reasons for hockey fans to be the most loyal.

-A canadian sport. Not much to do besides hockey in the winter?

Baseball is a spring/summer sport. Football isn't really weather dependent. Same with basketball.

-It's a sport you grow up with, play with your dad, etc.

The origins of hockey go way back...i.e. blackhawks, canadiens. It's easy to stick with a team and be loyal. I wonder if the new teams in the south are as loyal.
The only "Sun Belt" teams that have had consistent fan support are the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The only "Sun Belt" teams that have had consistent fan support are the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks.
Since when is Denver considered to be in the Sun Belt?
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:07 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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. Football isn't really weather dependent.

It is here!
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