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04-17-2012, 05:11 AM
Tomas W
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Originally Posted by saskriders View Post
I was thinking there might be a lot of younger fans because of Karlsson, Lehner, Silfverberg, and Zibanejad
Ottawa is probably more popular than the average NHL team already, and could possible be one of the most popular. Depends on how good they get.

Popularity factors (SWEDEN):

1. Lots of Swedes/or at least one famous one.
2. Classic hockey name. Let's face it, a team like The leafs might be pretty sub-par (by NHL standards), but it's still a classic name, and a well known city.
3. Success. Obviously success always generates new fans, from whereever they might be.
4. Foreign superstar. To some extent the REALLY big Canadan/Russian/whatever stars is also attractive to Swedish hockey fans. I think the Pens is pretty popular in Sweden as an example.

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