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04-16-2012, 09:55 AM
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Franck
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Originally Posted by saskriders View Post
In Sweden I would say- Probably Detroit, but Vancouver and Ottawa might be getting bigger followings
The Rangers are arguably as popular in Sweden as Detroit. Henrik Lundqvist is a major celebrity and Swedes tend to have a massive hard-on for anything related to NYC.

The Leafs would be right behind the Red Wings and Rangers in popularity. Salming, Sundin and the Leafs status as an Original Six franchise have helped solidify their popularity.

I have never felt that the Senators were particularly popular. Most Swedes are unfamiliar with Ottawa as a city and Daniel Alfredsson has always been the least famous, least popular and least appreciated player from our "Golden Generation". He has always been in the shadows of Forsberg, Sundin and in later years Lidström.

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