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  • Red Wings Remain Favorite NHL Team; Pens, Hawks Moving Up

    The ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Sport, asked NHL fans in the U.S. to name their favorite team. For '09, 73.9% of respondents said they did not have a favorite team, while 60.5% said they did not have a favorite in '04. As the '09-10 NHL season commences this week, the following are favorite NHL teams named from January-August '09, as well as for full year '04 (ESPN Sports Poll).

    FAVORITE NHL TEAMS
    '09 RANK
    TEAM
    %
    '04 RANK
    TEAM
    %
    1
    Red Wings
    3.3%
    1
    Red Wings
    6.8%
    2
    Penguins
    2.7%
    2
    Avalanche
    3.4%
    3
    Bruins
    2.0%
    3t
    Bruins
    2.5%
    4
    Blackhawks
    1.5%
    3t
    Flyers
    2.5%
    5
    Flyers
    1.3%
    5
    Penguins
    2.4%
    5t
    Rangers
    1.3%
    6
    Rangers
    2.0%
    7t
    Sharks
    1.1%
    7
    Stars
    1.9%
    7t
    Avalanche
    1.1%
    8
    Blackhawks
    1.6%
    9
    Ducks
    0.9%
    9
    Kings
    1.4%
    10
    Stars
    0.8%
    10
    Sharks
    1.3%
    11t
    Sabres
    0.7%
    11
    Devils
    1.2%
    11t
    Capitals
    0.7%
    12
    Sabres
    1.1%
    11t
    Wild
    0.7%
    13
    Lightning
    1.0%
    14t
    Blues
    0.6%
    14
    Wild
    0.9%
    14t
    Devils
    0.6%
    15t
    Ducks
    0.8%
    14t
    Kings
    0.6%
    15t
    Blues
    0.8%
    17
    Hurricanes
    0.5%
    17t
    Islanders
    0.6%
    18
    Lightning
    0.4%
    17t
    Maple Leafs
    0.6%
    19t
    Islanders
    0.3%
    19t
    Canadiens
    0.5%
    19t
    Blue Jackets
    0.3%
    19t
    Hurricanes
    0.5%
    19t
    Thrashers
    0.3%
    21t
    Blue Jackets
    0.4%
    22t
    Predators
    0.2%
    21t
    Predators
    0.4%
    22t
    Canadiens
    0.2%
    21t
    Capitals
    0.4%
    22t
    Maple Leafs
    0.2%
    24t
    Thrashers
    0.3%
    25t
    Coyotes
    0.1%
    24t
    Flames
    0.3%
    25t
    Canucks
    0.1%
    26t
    Coyotes
    0.2%
    25t
    Panthers
    0.1%
    26t
    Panthers
    0.2%
    25t
    Oilers
    0.1%
    26t
    Canucks
    0.2%
    25t
    Flames
    0.1%
    26t
    Oilers
    0.2%
    30
    Senators
    0.0%
    30
    Senators
    0.0%

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