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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 RANKTEAM%'04 RANKTEAM%1Red Wings3.3%1Red Wings6.8%2Penguins2.7%2Avalanche3.4%3Bruins2.0%3tBruins2.5%4Blackhawks1.5%3tFlyers2.5%5Flyers1.3%5Penguins2.4%5tRangers1.3%6Rangers2.0%7tSharks1.1%7Stars1.9%7tAvalanche1.1%8Blackhawks1.6%9Ducks0.9%9Kings1.4%10Stars0.8%10Sharks1.3%11tSabres0.7%11Devils1.2%11tCapitals0.7%12Sabres1.1%11tWild0.7%13Lightning1.0%14tBlues0.6%14Wild0.9%14tDevils0.6%15tDucks0.8%14tKings0.6%15tBlues0.8%17Hurricanes0.5%17tIslanders0.6%18Lightning0.4%17tMaple Leafs0.6%19tIslanders0.3%19tCanadiens0.5%19tBlue Jackets0.3%19tHurricanes0.5%19tThrashers0.3%21tBlue Jackets0.4%22tPredators0.2%21tPredators0.4%22tCanadiens0.2%21tCapitals0.4%22tMaple Leafs0.2%24tThrashers0.3%25tCoyotes0.1%24tFlames0.3%25tCanucks0.1%26tCoyotes0.2%25tPanthers0.1%26tPanthers0.2%25tOilers0.1%26tCanucks0.2%25tFlames0.1%26tOilers0.2%30Senators0.0%30Senators0.0%