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06-18-2012, 09:33 AM
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I've been on lots of NHL-related Swedish message boards. Teams I've never heard/read that a Swede cheers for:

- Atlanta/Winnipeg
- Buffalo
- Carolina
- Columbus
- Minnesota
- Nashville
- Phoenix
I know of a couple of swedes that follow the Predators intimately. They are also Djurgårdare, if that helps you work out the equation.

Personally I've never met another swede that likes the Bruins.

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06-18-2012, 01:56 PM
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For Latvia-The team that picks Girgensons in this years draft ,that will be the team which will be the most popular among latvian fans ,also Philadelphia if Bartulis gets to plays,Jets if Kulda gets to play and ofcourse Ottawa if Daugavins gets to play,basically any team with Latvian on its roster will be supported by latvian hockey fans.

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06-18-2012, 04:57 PM
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For Latvia-The team that picks Girgensons in this years draft ,that will be the team which will be the most popular among latvian fans ,also Philadelphia if Bartulis gets to plays,Jets if Kulda gets to play and ofcourse Ottawa if Daugavins gets to play,basically any team with Latvian on its roster will be supported by latvian hockey fans.
Player can also be a healthy scratch and even then his game will be singled out in every sprots news coverage. We are a humble nation

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06-20-2012, 04:13 AM
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In Croatia it's the Avalanche by far.

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06-20-2012, 08:31 AM
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I can guarantee that most Swedes know that Ottawa is capital of Canada yet that still doesn't mean they know "anything" about Ottawa.
Unfortunately I think I'll have to disagree, wouldn't be surprised if a survey showed that most of our population thinks that Toronto is the capital of Canada.

Canada gets zip, zero, nada, 0 spotlight time in Sweden - if it's ever mentioned its something about Toronto because of Sundin/Salming. Has Ottawa been mentioned at all during the last 500 years? I think not. At the same time, news about the US is everywhere. Half of the Swedish TV tabloid is american shows. Half of the music being played here is probably from the US - and as previously stated, Swedes trying to be "trendy" got a hard on for NY, especially girls in their 20's who think they're in Sex and the city just because they just uploaded a photo of them on a holiday in NY.

On topic, Detroit/Rangers/Toronto and to some extent Vancouver because of the Sedins. Then there's the random fan here and there, I'm a Caps fan myself (bc of Ovetjkin, Bäckström) but it's hard to get really emotionally involved with a team of which I have no geographical connection to. I think most european fans feel like this and just cheer for the team where their favourite players play at the moment.

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06-20-2012, 04:36 PM
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Boston is probably the most popular NHL-team in Sweden around the Umeå/Skellefteå area, especially among hockeyplayers.

Even if most of it revolves around Brännboll.


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06-21-2012, 04:24 PM
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Player can also be a healthy scratch and even then his game will be singled out in every sprots news coverage. We are a humble nation
Hey, Canada is no different with their coverage of their two or three baseball, American football and basketball players.

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06-22-2012, 06:50 AM
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06-22-2012, 07:37 AM
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Swedes trying to be "trendy" got a hard on for NY, especially girls in their 20's
There goes the notion of Swedish girls being among the most attractive in the world. Then again, I hear there are more then just a few guys who got the hots for a girl with a hard on.

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06-22-2012, 10:25 AM
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Seem to see a fair few Leafs jerseys around the rinks, mostly the older people but quite a few younger guys wearing them.

I have seen 5 different people wear Islanders jerseys at one rink before

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06-22-2012, 12:01 PM
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Seem to see a fair few Leafs jerseys around the rinks, mostly the older people but quite a few younger guys wearing them.

I have seen 5 different people wear Islanders jerseys at one rink before
I've never seen an Islanders jersey, ever Leafs was one I forgot to mention

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06-22-2012, 12:50 PM
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I've never seen an Islanders jersey, ever Leafs was one I forgot to mention
It was quite a few years ago at the Spectrum and my friend elbowed me and said 'blimey is that an Islanders jersey?', we were pretty surprised obviously, so to see 4 more was pretty weird

Saw an old Hartford jersey at the Spectrum at another occasion too, must be something to do with Guildford I'm sure.

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06-23-2012, 08:15 AM
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I know one hockey fan who lives in Scotland and he supports the Ducks

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06-23-2012, 07:16 PM
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I reckon the Canucks are most popular in Australia, see them everywhere.

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06-23-2012, 10:45 PM
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I reckon the Canucks are most popular in Australia, see them everywhere.
And least popular in Canada! Just kidding.

I don't think it's a huge secret who the most popular U.S. teams are. I've lived in a couple other places, I did not meet many (read: any) hockey fans in Colombia however in the Netherlands the Bruins and Flyers were both popular it seemed. Went to a couple Dutch league games, fun enough but not exactly elite competition. In Austria the Sabres seemed pretty big, for obvious reasons.

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06-25-2012, 09:31 AM
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Its very simple. Europeans watch where they have relations too. Peter Forsberg plays for Colorado, Swedes will most likely watch and fall in love with the team with Fors, Sakic, Roy and so on.

Most people around the world have loved to watch Detroit because of their roster full of Europeans. An exciting team to watch and having won so many titles they have made a global name for themselves.

Right now im sure Europeans watch mostly Washington, Detroit, Pittsburgh and I would not be shocked to see a lil New York Rangers.

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06-26-2012, 12:21 AM
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I reckon the Canucks are most popular in Australia, see them everywhere.
Funny you say that actually, I work at a sports apparel shop here in BC, and there are a surprising amount of people who come in looking for Canucks stuff for their relatives/friends in Australia.

One thing they always ask for: "Make sure it says Vancouver on it, otherwise nobody will know what it is"

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06-26-2012, 05:10 AM
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Funny you say that actually, I work at a sports apparel shop here in BC, and there are a surprising amount of people who come in looking for Canucks stuff for their relatives/friends in Australia.

One thing they always ask for: "Make sure it says Vancouver on it, otherwise nobody will know what it is"
So that's why they put it in giant letters on the jersey?

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07-08-2012, 06:25 PM
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I'm going to guess for Slovenia it's the Los Angeles Kings...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=CCZTG_GQqPs

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I'd imagine the Canucks would probably be the most popular team in Sweden due to the team being so successful in recent years, and the amount of big name Swedish players currently on the roster, and in the past.

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07-11-2012, 06:36 PM
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I'd imagine the Canucks would probably be the most popular team in Sweden due to the team being so successful in recent years, and the amount of big name Swedish players currently on the roster, and in the past.
They are not. The Sedins are not super-popular in Sweden.

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07-11-2012, 07:40 PM
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In Norway it's definitely the Rangers, because of Zuccarello.

In the UK it's either the Rangers, Red Wings, or Penguins. All the bandwagoners were Red Wings fans from 2002-2009, the amount of kids I saw at hockey wearing Red Wings jerseys was unreal. More recently it's now the same for the Penguins. All the 'real' fans pick their own team but for some reason lots of people seem drawn to the Rangers, I can't explain why I was. There seem to be more Flyers fans than any others too but they aren't as many as Rangers, Pens or Red Wings
Well. There is some along the casual-fans. And gotten some real fans lately too.

But. It's Pittsburgh who I think got the most hardcore fans. They have had a superstar there for big chumps of the last 20 years.

The big media-favorite is Detroit of course.

But, among hardcore fans behind Pittsburgh, it's split between : Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers.

Have to say tho, pretty much every team has some fans.

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07-13-2012, 01:35 AM
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Then it's time to come here and say that there's at least one Yote fan here in Sweden. That and one of the guys I play floorball with, he's an old Yote fan too.

Make that three actually. My son loves watching the early morning games with me. In a few years my daughter will join in too.

Rutkowski: Coyotes biggest PR guy in Sweden.

EDIT: To actually provide something to the topic; my friends and family that are into hockey is divided into the following:

Panthers: 1 brother
Boston: 1 brother, 1 buddy
Detroit: 1 buddy
Colorado: 1 brother
Ottawa: 1 brother
Washington: 1 buddy

Back when I grew up almost everyone were either a Detroit fan, Quebec/Colorado fan, Toronto fan or Devils fan.

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07-14-2012, 05:39 AM
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Slovenia- Kings
Thats sure suprising

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