NHL Playoffs: Who Are the Most Widely-Liked Teams?

May 1st, 2012 by Riley Kufta Leave a reply »
Each hockey fan has a reason to cheer for the team they do. Sometimes those reasons are well thought out and logical, but more often they're born into a fan base, meaning they cheer for the team in the city they were born or currently live in.  

It's once a fan considers other teams that the likability is determined. For example, the Vancouver Canucks have one of the largest fan bases in the NHL; yet they're also one of the most hated. You will rarely find a fan that cheers for another team but also roots for the Canucks. 

When looking at the eight teams left in the playoffs, a good reason to cheer for each is not hard to find. For example: 


Los Angeles Kings

The Kings, along with their new-found offense, are incredibly fun to watch. Whether it's a Jonathan Quick robbery, a bone-crushing hit from Dustin Brown or Mike Richards, or a highlight reel goal, a King game won't disappoint. 

The longer these guys stay around, the better the playoffs will be. Not to mention that if the Canucks can't beat them, I'd like to be able to say no one else could either.  


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