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06-21-2013, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Fenway View Post

Of the O6 teams the Rangers have the smallest following

Montreal and Toronto are almost equals even today when you combine CBC/RDS numbers.

Detroit is a solid #3 as before expansion they were considered Canada's 'third' team.

Boston is #4 with strong New England and Maritimes support - Chicago #5 as they were followed in Canada's bread basket.

The Rangers never developed a Canadian following.

LOOK - the NHL will never catch the NBA is total eyeballs - but when the dust settles NBC will most likely have made a bigger profit on hockey than ESPN/ABC with hoops because of rights fees.
The Rangers have always had a very strong following in British Columbia due to the many natives of that Province who played for them.

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