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Red Wings Lead All NHL Teams On Facebook; Canadiens Tops For Twitter Followers

The NHL has 1.9 million Facebook likes and 718,779 Twitter followers as the '11-12 season gets underway. The Red Wings lead all teams with 1.1 million Facebook likes. The only other NHL teams topping the one-million likes mark are the Bruins and Penguins. The Blue Jackets, Panthers and Islanders rank at the bottom in Facebook likes. On Twitter, the Canadiens lead all teams with 175,130 followers. The Canucks and Penguins are the only other clubs topping 100,000 followers. The Coyotes rank at the bottom in Twitter followers with only 17,768 (THE DAILY).

 

NHL TEAMS' FACEBOOK LIKES, TWITTER FOLLOWERS THROUGH OCT. 5
TEAM
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
TEAM
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
Avalanche
316,617
27,488
Jets
106,452
31,918
Blackhawks
985,955
93,236
Kings
149,206
40,156
Blue Jackets
58,365
21,556
Lightning
199,207
32,744
Blues
134,637
33,781
Maple Leafs
471,531
77,257
Bruins
1,017,540
87,099
Oilers
177,749
67,811
Canadiens
902,333
175,130
Panthers
53,878
18,359
Canucks
623,661
164,712
Penguins
1,006,504
115,947
Capitals
391,894
56,195
Predators
84,572
24,588
Coyotes
70,330
17,768
Rangers
338,177
50,344
Devils
228,355
32,178
Red Wings
1,120,447
86,582
Ducks
154,388
27,476
Sabres
286,952
38,562
Flames
145,938
59,470
Senators
114,529
26,670
Flyers
660,677
70,627
Sharks
372,230
46,972
Hurricanes
140,343
23,263
Stars
129,761
26,822
Islanders
50,726
19,114
Wild
146,841
26,872
           

NOTES: Charts reflect the number of Facebook likes and Twitter followers as of Oct. 5. The respective sites tracked were those sites identified as official sites by the teams. Many teams have multiple sites used to reach fans, including sites created by front-office personnel.

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