Rangers popularity abroad
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08-04-2006, 02:44 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
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The most popular teams in Germany are the Sharks and Ducks, I believe.
Sharks is an obvious one - drafting a lot of german players in the past.
The Ducks basically have nothing to show exept for their logo but that does work. If you find some NHL stuff in a store, there is something from the Ducks for sure. To a lesser extend, that goes for the Sharks as well.
To sum it up, a lot of people who are not really interested in hockey know at least these two teams.
For the people who do know about hockey: Most are Sharks, Avalanche, Canadiens, Red Wings, Penguins or Rangers fans IMO, so basically the good or the traditional teams or the one with the german "pipe".
The logo thing goes also for the Panthers (at least a while back when I was is grade 8 or 9, around 1994/5). That was the time when everyone over here wanted to wear a Starter jacket. Mostly NFL ones though (I still must have my Rangers one somewhere ...
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